Madame Tussauds remains the world’s most famous and most popular wax museum franchise since its original founding in 1770 Paris. Located near Times Square on West 42nd Street, Madame Tussauds curiosity shop is filled completely with amazingly authentic looking figures of celebrities, sports stars, film characters, pop culture icons, and world leaders.
This particular location opened in 2000 after the first American museum opened successfully in Las Vegas. The ropes and poles have been removed so that you may pose next to your favorite Hollywood stars and famous idols. Pretend to walk down the red carpet with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, sing next to Katy Perry, or pose with your arm around Leonardo DiCaprio. Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean make up the pop culture exhibit while President Obama, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Gandhi rest among the world leader displays. Marvel superheroes are in attendance as are cultural geniuses such as Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein.
Take advantage of group and birthday packages to get the most out of your visit with private access, souvenir photos, and a 4D film experience. Also, be aware that the winter and summer seasons are the busiest for the museum and waiting in line to get in is a possibility. Be sure to bring your camera to commemorate your visit with the stars.