Behind the Scenes: Venice Beach Freak Show


with the China Shop



Venice Beach has a reputation for being an outstanding location for people watching, but if you'd like to venture beyond the world of crazy tourists, eclectic beach vendors, Muscle Beach, and tattooed passersby's, walk through the doors of the Venice Beach Freak show.  It's usually hard to miss.  Todd Ray, who runs the operation with his son Phoenix, is often outside trying to lure people in with a sneak peak at one of his two-headed turtles.  Once inside, you'll find a world of wonders. 


The Venice Beach Freak Show currently houses an impressive array of two-headed and very much alive animals, over sixty strange creatures, and a continuously running live show with extraordinary acts such as sword swallowers, the Rubber Girl, fire eaters, the Electric Lady, and Larry the Wolf Boy.


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