Madame Tussauds New York

★★★★☆
  • 234 West 42nd Street, Times Square

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-512-9600

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It was a great way to spend our Sunday afternoon. Everyone in our 2 families loved the place. Soooo much to see and do. Worth the price to go at least once.

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★★★★★

It was a great way to spend our Sunday afternoon. Everyone in our 2 families loved the place. Soooo much to see and do. Worth the price to go at least once.

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Tons of pop culture icons. A pretty interesting collection of wax figures that you can just gawk at and take pictures with. I wouldn't go again. The Hulk wax statue is pretty interesting. A little pricey however (over 20 bucks a person). Visit once in your lifetime at least.

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★★★★☆

Tons of pop culture icons. A pretty interesting collection of wax figures that you can just gawk at and take pictures with. I wouldn't go again. The Hulk wax statue is pretty interesting. A little pricey however (over 20 bucks a person). Visit once in your lifetime at least.

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You can go right up to the wax figures and take pictures with them. There are no barriers around these figures and interaction is encouraged. I went with a few friends and spent half a day there taking crazy pictures. The wax figures are very life like. The only drawback is that it costs about $30 to go. If you can't afford to go inside they have a couple wax figures in the lobby that you can take pictures with for free

PROS: Photo Ops
CONS: Expensive

5
★★★★★

You can go right up to the wax figures and take pictures with them. There are no barriers around these figures and interaction is encouraged. I went with a few friends and spent half a day there taking crazy pictures. The wax figures are very life like. The only drawback is that it costs about $30 to go. If you can't afford to go inside they have a couple wax figures in the lobby that you can take pictures with for free

PROS: Photo Ops
CONS: Expensive

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I have often seen the Samuel L. Jackson figurine outside the museum. On a whim I decided to pay the admission fee, which was way overpriced if you ask me and see what all the hubbub was about. To be honest it was very boring. Just a bunch of was figures of todays so called stars standing around and a bunch of television sets in the front showing scenes from movies. I wouldn't recommend.

3
★★★☆☆

I have often seen the Samuel L. Jackson figurine outside the museum. On a whim I decided to pay the admission fee, which was way overpriced if you ask me and see what all the hubbub was about. To be honest it was very boring. Just a bunch of was figures of todays so called stars standing around and a bunch of television sets in the front showing scenes from movies. I wouldn't recommend.

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The wax figures here are so lifelike. People would wait for the wax tourist to finish taking a picture before realizing that it is wax. The best part about this museum is that you can go right up to the wa figures and touch them or pose with them. Make sure you bring your camera. You want to get your pictue with the wax figures. There are some new interactive wax figures that can blush (J Lo) or roll their eyes (Simon Cowell). The only drawback here is the price (about $30 for adults). However, you can get a coupon for $6 by going to the times square tourist center and looking in one of the free travel guides offered there. You can also use the AAA discount.

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★★★★★

The wax figures here are so lifelike. People would wait for the wax tourist to finish taking a picture before realizing that it is wax. The best part about this museum is that you can go right up to the wa figures and touch them or pose with them. Make sure you bring your camera. You want to get your pictue with the wax figures. There are some new interactive wax figures that can blush (J Lo) or roll their eyes (Simon Cowell). The only drawback here is the price (about $30 for adults). However, you can get a coupon for $6 by going to the times square tourist center and looking in one of the free travel guides offered there. You can also use the AAA discount.

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This is a whole-family experience museum, somewhere where people can go again and again. The wax statues are amazingly lifelike, to the point where you can't determine what you look like. Certain exhibits stay the same; others constantly change. Pictures are allowed, and the entire museum is very hands-on and entertaining, including an American Idol karaoke exhibit where Simon gives you real-live criticism. Prices are bit high, but overall this is a ton of family fun!

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★★★★☆

This is a whole-family experience museum, somewhere where people can go again and again. The wax statues are amazingly lifelike, to the point where you can't determine what you look like. Certain exhibits stay the same; others constantly change. Pictures are allowed, and the entire museum is very hands-on and entertaining, including an American Idol karaoke exhibit where Simon gives you real-live criticism. Prices are bit high, but overall this is a ton of family fun!

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Madame Tussaud's is a great experience that is costly but wonderful. A museum full of amazing was figures that you are allowed to touch and model yourself in fun pictures and poses. The museum is amazingly maintained but can have significant lines because it is a very touristy attaction. Overall, this is something everyone should do once as toursits should not have all the fun

3
★★★☆☆

Madame Tussaud's is a great experience that is costly but wonderful. A museum full of amazing was figures that you are allowed to touch and model yourself in fun pictures and poses. The museum is amazingly maintained but can have significant lines because it is a very touristy attaction. Overall, this is something everyone should do once as toursits should not have all the fun

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If your idea of a good time is wrapping your hands around Whoppie Goldberg and yelling "cheese" then this is the place for you! If you're a tourist of a New York City native, it's always a good time to hang out with celebrities made of parafin. It is frightening how real they look and you can bring home pictures and tell you friends how real they looked and convince them how real they still look. It's a fun time for everyone, although kids do sometimes get a little spooked by the fake people all around. Pricey, but worth the visit.

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★★★★★

If your idea of a good time is wrapping your hands around Whoppie Goldberg and yelling "cheese" then this is the place for you! If you're a tourist of a New York City native, it's always a good time to hang out with celebrities made of parafin. It is frightening how real they look and you can bring home pictures and tell you friends how real they looked and convince them how real they still look. It's a fun time for everyone, although kids do sometimes get a little spooked by the fake people all around. Pricey, but worth the visit.

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Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is a lot of fun -- the wax statues are so real, it's incredible. People of all ages will enjoy this place -- both kids and adults. There are celebrities, politicians, historical figures -- all created with lifelike features. It is centrally located -- right in the middle of Times Square. I just wish the admission prices weren't so expensive. I've had a lot of out of town visitors who would have loved to go -- but the high prices just didn't seem worth it when there is so much else to do in New York City.

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★★★☆☆

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is a lot of fun -- the wax statues are so real, it's incredible. People of all ages will enjoy this place -- both kids and adults. There are celebrities, politicians, historical figures -- all created with lifelike features. It is centrally located -- right in the middle of Times Square. I just wish the admission prices weren't so expensive. I've had a lot of out of town visitors who would have loved to go -- but the high prices just didn't seem worth it when there is so much else to do in New York City.

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New York used to be a city like no other. People came here from all over the world to see the things they couldn't see anywhere else. And the people who lived here owned the city - they were the ones that made it what it is through the sheer power of their personalities. New York had a magic, a history and a character of its own.

That's all long gone. The city is slowly turning into Disneyworld Jr. It is built less and less for the people who live here (in fact, does ANYONE live in Manhattan anymore?) and more and more for the pleasures of tourists in white pants in search of cheap and unoffensive trinkets. New Yorkers have lost their city, and the centuries-old streets full of history and character have been substituted with cheap plstic imitations.

The Was Museum is a sign of the times. Together with a host of other sappy tourist traps that make the 42nd street look much seedier than the porno theaters ever did, it's grossly overpriced and slapped together carelessly, appealing to the lowest common denominator. The wax figures look little like the people they are supposed to represent, and the whole place has a funereal atmosphere. Must be New York's funeral.

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CONS: Grossly overpriced, figures are unlifelike, a sign of New York's death

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★☆☆☆☆

New York used to be a city like no other. People came here from all over the world to see the things they couldn't see anywhere else. And the people who lived here owned the city - they were the ones that made it what it is through the sheer power of their personalities. New York had a magic, a history and a character of its own.

That's all long gone. The city is slowly turning into Disneyworld Jr. It is built less and less for the people who live here (in fact, does ANYONE live in Manhattan anymore?) and more and more for the pleasures of tourists in white pants in search of cheap and unoffensive trinkets. New Yorkers have lost their city, and the centuries-old streets full of history and character have been substituted with cheap plstic imitations.

The Was Museum is a sign of the times. Together with a host of other sappy tourist traps that make the 42nd street look much seedier than the porno theaters ever did, it's grossly overpriced and slapped together carelessly, appealing to the lowest common denominator. The wax figures look little like the people they are supposed to represent, and the whole place has a funereal atmosphere. Must be New York's funeral.

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CONS: Grossly overpriced, figures are unlifelike, a sign of New York's death

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Outside of the fact that it is rediculously expensive for what it is Madame Tussauds still is a fun place to visit. Save your visit for when you have a friend from out of town and then head down and tourist out. Bring a camera as you will end up wanting to take pictures even if you aren't normaly a picture taker.

PROS: Fun
CONS: Expensive

3
★★★☆☆

Outside of the fact that it is rediculously expensive for what it is Madame Tussauds still is a fun place to visit. Save your visit for when you have a friend from out of town and then head down and tourist out. Bring a camera as you will end up wanting to take pictures even if you aren't normaly a picture taker.

PROS: Fun
CONS: Expensive

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Yes Virginia there is a was museum and it's not all that. The exhibits are boring and it's way too short. Plus the admission price is ridiculous. It's over $25 just to see famous people in wax figures! Stick with taking your picture with the wax figure of Samuel L. Jackson that's standing outside. It's free and it will give you a good laugh.

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★★☆☆☆

Yes Virginia there is a was museum and it's not all that. The exhibits are boring and it's way too short. Plus the admission price is ridiculous. It's over $25 just to see famous people in wax figures! Stick with taking your picture with the wax figure of Samuel L. Jackson that's standing outside. It's free and it will give you a good laugh.

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I've been to Madam Tussauds Wax museum in New York and in London and while both feature celebrities made out of wax, this one in Times Square seems a bit bigger and more outragious..It's almost scary how lifelike these figures are..One of my favorite things to do is take photos standing near one or more of the figures as if engaging in conversation...It's fun to show the photos off when I get home without an explanation as to how and where the picture was taken..:)

PROS: Fun and interesting place to visit
CONS: expensive

4
★★★★☆

I've been to Madam Tussauds Wax museum in New York and in London and while both feature celebrities made out of wax, this one in Times Square seems a bit bigger and more outragious..It's almost scary how lifelike these figures are..One of my favorite things to do is take photos standing near one or more of the figures as if engaging in conversation...It's fun to show the photos off when I get home without an explanation as to how and where the picture was taken..:)

PROS: Fun and interesting place to visit
CONS: expensive

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this museum is really wonderful. the figures are for the most part life like, and the over all setup of the place is great. although a little pricey, it is well worth it for the photos and experience. mostly containing celebrities, there is a small area where madame tussaud herself is shown at the beginning of her career.

PROS:
CONS: pricey

4
★★★★☆

this museum is really wonderful. the figures are for the most part life like, and the over all setup of the place is great. although a little pricey, it is well worth it for the photos and experience. mostly containing celebrities, there is a small area where madame tussaud herself is shown at the beginning of her career.

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CONS: pricey

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Although admission price is high, (at least that cuts down on the crowds!) it is worth it to see and take pictures of this spectacle of wax celebrities. Where else can you shakes hands with the likes of Oprah and Brad Pitt? Amusing for adults and thrilling for teenagers, it is fun for the whole family. Great photo ops. Watch out for the weird movie they show at the end.

PROS: Unique, fun for whole family
CONS: Pricey

5
★★★★★

Although admission price is high, (at least that cuts down on the crowds!) it is worth it to see and take pictures of this spectacle of wax celebrities. Where else can you shakes hands with the likes of Oprah and Brad Pitt? Amusing for adults and thrilling for teenagers, it is fun for the whole family. Great photo ops. Watch out for the weird movie they show at the end.

PROS: Unique, fun for whole family
CONS: Pricey

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I have never been to another wax museum, but this one had tons of people. All types of famous people, musicians, sports stars, and even Simon from American Idol. That was a great feature, a karoake session set up in front of Simon. I thought it was a bit pricey while paying for admission, but afterwards it was worth it. Check this place out!

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★★★★★

I have never been to another wax museum, but this one had tons of people. All types of famous people, musicians, sports stars, and even Simon from American Idol. That was a great feature, a karoake session set up in front of Simon. I thought it was a bit pricey while paying for admission, but afterwards it was worth it. Check this place out!

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I loved it! Although it scared my son a little - some of the figures were SO life like... I half expected to see the rise and fall of their chest cavities!

5
★★★★★

I loved it! Although it scared my son a little - some of the figures were SO life like... I half expected to see the rise and fall of their chest cavities!

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The wax figures here are incredible, and the way they are mixed in with the visiting crowds will absolutely have you doing a double take to see if they are real or not. Inevitably, some jokers will try and pose and pretend to be a wax figure just to scare you - enjoy and laugh as it's part of the experience!

5
★★★★★

The wax figures here are incredible, and the way they are mixed in with the visiting crowds will absolutely have you doing a double take to see if they are real or not. Inevitably, some jokers will try and pose and pretend to be a wax figure just to scare you - enjoy and laugh as it's part of the experience!

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I'm still not sure who came up with the bright idea to have wax figures of celebrities and put them in a museum, but I wish they hadn't. It's just silly. It's even sillier seeing people taking pictures with these wax figures. I would much rather walk around NYC and enjoy the sites than to look at a bunch of wax stars. The admission price is highway robbery. Don't waste your time here - go to a real museum like the Museum of Natural History on the upper west side - that will be money well spent.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm still not sure who came up with the bright idea to have wax figures of celebrities and put them in a museum, but I wish they hadn't. It's just silly. It's even sillier seeing people taking pictures with these wax figures. I would much rather walk around NYC and enjoy the sites than to look at a bunch of wax stars. The admission price is highway robbery. Don't waste your time here - go to a real museum like the Museum of Natural History on the upper west side - that will be money well spent.

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This place is semi-entertaining. I think it is ridiculously over-priced, however (as is everything in New York City!!!). Do not go on a weekday, as they do not offer all of the entertaining attractions on weekedays. The "learn to dance like Beyonce" attraction, and the Derek Jeter baseball attraction were not open when we were there because it was a weekday. You have to pay an extra $5 for the Van Helsing haunted house, but it's very much worth it...the haunted house was the best part of the museum. Overall, I think this is a decent place to go, and kids would definitely love it!

PROS: Van Helsing haunted house
CONS: High prices, all the attractions are not open on weekdays.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is semi-entertaining. I think it is ridiculously over-priced, however (as is everything in New York City!!!). Do not go on a weekday, as they do not offer all of the entertaining attractions on weekedays. The "learn to dance like Beyonce" attraction, and the Derek Jeter baseball attraction were not open when we were there because it was a weekday. You have to pay an extra $5 for the Van Helsing haunted house, but it's very much worth it...the haunted house was the best part of the museum. Overall, I think this is a decent place to go, and kids would definitely love it!

PROS: Van Helsing haunted house
CONS: High prices, all the attractions are not open on weekdays.

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This is a wax museum filled with life-like celebrities and people throughout history. There are several floors of exhibits. They really do look real and they encourage you to take lots of pictures. The problem was that I couldn't find anyone I would want to take my picture with. It was fun to see, but I didn't take a single picture and I think for the same, if not lower admission price, I could have went to a different museum in the city and had more fun.

PROS: Take picture with famous people
CONS: High admission

3
★★★☆☆

This is a wax museum filled with life-like celebrities and people throughout history. There are several floors of exhibits. They really do look real and they encourage you to take lots of pictures. The problem was that I couldn't find anyone I would want to take my picture with. It was fun to see, but I didn't take a single picture and I think for the same, if not lower admission price, I could have went to a different museum in the city and had more fun.

PROS: Take picture with famous people
CONS: High admission

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I LOVE Madame Tussauds museum. The place is huge. It has many different rooms featuring many different famous people. The first room is a bunch of A list celebs at a cocktail party, like Roin Williams, Whoppie Goldberg, Lenny Kravitz, Samuel L. Jackson... the list goes on and on. It is amazing how REAL they look. You can get up close and personal with each was sculpture. I have fooled many people with pictures from this museum who think I've met them for real! As you keep traveling, there is a room for popular music artists (the Nsync and Beatles scupltures being my personal favorites) and even a room of great political leaders and influential people. They are always adding and changing the "celebrities" that are on display which makes it fun to keep going back.

Each sculpture is the exact measurement of the actual celebrity, from height to build to shoe size! You also never know who you'll really run into in the museum, a lot of celebrities go here. The prices are a little high but if you are a AAA member you get a good discount.

PROS: Amazing detailed work, always changing
CONS: A little expensive

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★★★★★

I LOVE Madame Tussauds museum. The place is huge. It has many different rooms featuring many different famous people. The first room is a bunch of A list celebs at a cocktail party, like Roin Williams, Whoppie Goldberg, Lenny Kravitz, Samuel L. Jackson... the list goes on and on. It is amazing how REAL they look. You can get up close and personal with each was sculpture. I have fooled many people with pictures from this museum who think I've met them for real! As you keep traveling, there is a room for popular music artists (the Nsync and Beatles scupltures being my personal favorites) and even a room of great political leaders and influential people. They are always adding and changing the "celebrities" that are on display which makes it fun to keep going back.

Each sculpture is the exact measurement of the actual celebrity, from height to build to shoe size! You also never know who you'll really run into in the museum, a lot of celebrities go here. The prices are a little high but if you are a AAA member you get a good discount.

PROS: Amazing detailed work, always changing
CONS: A little expensive

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