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Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Washington, District of Columbia

1001 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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  • Visited: 2014-08-01
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Wax is not just for Candles!

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Parking wasn't easy but in a few minutes we were able to locate a safe parking place.

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  • Visited: 2011-07-01
  • Submitted: 2013-12-26 13:16:41.0
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Overpriced, But the Wax Presidents are Interesting

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Save your money and go to the Crime Museum or International Spy Museum instead. Both are within a block of Madame Tussauds.

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Submitted by: Jenny T.

So....if your idea of a fun day out is to go to a place with a bunch of random celebrity mock-ups and just take pictures...this is your place! I mean, I had fun while it lasted, but I can't see myself going again (I mean, they rotate the wax figures that they have and all, but...really come on). They have a special part where they have wax figures of the current presidential family and they take pictures of you with them. Then you get to stand at the Senate podium, the president's desk, etc etc... and they ask for ridiculous amounts of money to purchase it. The only really cool thing was the little extra workshop where you could pay to make a wax mold of your hand. Oh yea...and it's wayyy overpriced. If Larr...

Submitted by: Sean M.

Having lived in DC for almost 3 years now, I consider myself somewhat of a local. As such, I am entitled to say that I am "better" than certain tourist-y places scattered throughout our fair city. "Air and Space Museum?" Yawn. "Joe's Souvenir Shop?" More like No's Souvenir Shop, am I right? "Aquarium?" No. So when my girlfriend found $6 passes to Madame Toussaud's, I was able to let down my facade and play tourist with my parents for a while. Before this review continues, I want to make something clear: I did have fun. I had a nice time with my parents. The wax figures are meticulously made and many of them were so realistic that looking at them was like looking at a catatonic, unconscious person who stared ...

Submitted by: Emmy M.

This is the second Madame Tussauds I've been to (the other being Las Vegas) and the third my family as been to (Vegas and NY) and this was the most disappointing. It was small and not worth the entrance money. It started out well enough and we had fun taking pictures with the presidents,  posing withe some of the celebrities, but then it abruptly ended. Expecting to go around the corner and find some more spiffy figures, we found the gift shop. I was the first one through to the door and my reaction was "that was it?" and as my family trickled through, they all said the same thing. My guess is that the people working in the gift shop hear that all day long. It took us maybe 30 minutes to go through it all, a...

Submitted by: Delores H.

Excellent museum, and self guided tour.  We were there maybe 30-45 minutes, it really takes as long as you want to take it, mad i couldn't take the picture i wanted with Tiger Woods,...

Submitted by: Chris K.

An impressively real looking replica of a good museum. Madame Tussaud's might be a fun idea for a date, as it's very interactive and doesn't take long to move through the whole thing.  There's plenty of fun to be had.  Make sure you have fresh batteries for your camera, and be ready to take photos and be photographed a lot. SOME of the wax statues are pretty cool.  The interactive features are fun; the ones that worked, that is.  The location is excellent if you know your way around the Metro Center/Archives/Chinatown area.  Sitting with Lincoln or with Lee is a neat photo op.  I have to say, having Yoko Ono in with the "Civil Rights Leaders" is kind of a joke.  They may as well have dressed her in a tee shi...

Submitted by: Michael C.

The realism of the figures is fascinating.  It's great to be able to see celebrities up-close, especially how tall or short they really are.  We went with a family of 5.  The kids had fun and we got a lot of good pictures.  The place was not very crowded so we didn't feel rushed.  I like the fact...

Submitted by: Nadine F.

Despite my protests, I went to Madame Tussauds with my mom today.  I will never understand her fascination with wax celebrities, but she really does love them.   After going to the Madame Tussauds in London, my mom was excited to see that there was one in DC as well.  She seemed pretty happy with it, up until the end, when she shrieked, "That was IT?!" Even my mom, a lover of wax museums, felt ripped off that they charge $20 for a 30-minute museum.  If you really stretched it out and took photos of everything, you might be able to spend an hour in there.   I would really advise against this place, unless you're bringing small children who like that sort of thing.  For a lot of the figures, it was somewhat di...

Submitted by: Peter H.

Madame Tussauds is a very fun yet creepy experience.  You get to stand toe to toe with so many major figures in US history.  The detail of the figures is pretty amazing but also creeps you out after awhile.  It is fun to take obscene photos with historic figures and celebrities.  I think this would be a great place to bring kids, although the little girl that was in there looked pretty scared of Lincoln.  The reason I did not give it a higher rating is because it is small, only takes about an hour to get through, and it cost $20, although they do have buy one get one coupons.  But even $10 for a museum in DC with all the amazing free museums it better be pretty damn good, and with Madame Tussauds although it...

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