By Deb Flomberg
Since 1954, the Guinness Book of World Records has been settling bets and providing inspiration for dare-devil stunts every year. This genius idea of Hugh Beaver, the managing director of the Guinness Breweries, has become one of the most successful books throughout history, with a new edition published every single year. The Guinness World Records Museum, showcasing so many of these amazing records, opened in the late 1980s and has become one of the most popular destinations in Hollywood today.
The Guinness World Records Museum is actually located in the historic Hollywood Theatre, a Nationally Registered Historic Landmark. This beautiful theatre was originally opened in 1913 and, after seeing decades of success as a movie house, it stood in very poor condition just across the street from the Hollywood Wax Museum. It was then that the Guinness Museum stepped in, remodeling the historic space, but keeping the original marquee and much of its original charm.
Just what can you see at the Guinness World Records Museum? You’ll find exhibits with all the details of the many different world records throughout history. The exhibits are all designed to be interactive, and you can check your own weight against the weight of the world’s heaviest person, or attempt your own long jump record. Watch amazing videos that vividly showcase different records (from the impressive to the very gross.) It’s an up-close look at everything from pop-culture to sports, space, animals, natural phenomena, technology and human potential.
The Guinness World Record Museum is also located just across Hollywood Boulevard from the famous Hollywood Wax Museum. You can get a discounted combination admission ticket that will get you access to both museums. The two museums together make for a very fun day, perfect for the whole family, and one that you are all sure to remember for a long time to come.
Enjoy your family trip to the Guinness World Record Museum by setting out in your 2013 C63 AMG Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love arriving at the museum in style, and your whole family will be happy to ride in such comfort and elegance. Plus, you’ll have plenty of room for the whole family, as you prepare for a truly memorable fun-filled day of world records, Hollywood wax figures and more.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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