September 1, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco tourist attraction that drew some 12 million is shutting its doors.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf will close Thursday night.
The family-owned museum opened in 1963 and passed through three generations. Museum president Rodney Fong says it had more than 12 million visitors.
The museum has more than 200 hand-crafted figures, ranging from Miley Cyrus to Jesus in the Last Supper.
Fong says the collection will be sold but details of the ongoing negotiations are secret.
Fisherman's Wharf won't be waxless forever, though. Fong says he'll lease the space for a Madame Tussauds wax museum, which is expected to open next summer.
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