Wax Figure Museum in New York City
This very popular attraction is located directly in Times Square making it very easy to get to. Madame Tussauds is truly a must-see when you visit New York City. The wax museum also often has wax figures standing outside to entice you to take a selfie with the super realistic wax version of a celebrity.
Oftentimes the replicas look so real that you do a quick double take while walking by as for a split second it really looks like the star is standing outside the New York City museum entrance. Every now and then you will also see photos of celebrities introducing their replicas that makes you wonder – which one is real? Which one is made of wax?
Who is Madame Tussaud?
Marie Tussaud was born in Strasbourg, France and in 1778, created her first wax figure of the famous French writer and philosopher, François-Marie Arouet Voltaire. She moved to England in 1802 to exhibit her work there. Following her death, her sons inherited the famous wax figures which were then displayed in the first Madame Tussauds museum in London. Today, these wax museums can be found throughout the world and the replicas they exhibit always reflect the celebrities of the country and city in which they are located.
Tickets for Madame Tussauds in New York City
When Madame Tussauds in New York opened in 2000, it was immediately apparent that this location would be one of the most successful museums of the franchise. Over the years, there have been many new innovations in the production of these wax figures meaning you can hardly tell the original from the replica now. Madame Tussauds in New York City features an eclectic mix of US Hollywood actors, pop singers, sports stars, and politicians. If you want, for example, you can sit down at a table with President Obama, or take a selfie with Brad Pitt. Visitors to the museum take a trip through the history of the US and the world of the rich and famous. Important events such as September 11 are also represented here.
With over 225 life-like wax replicas, it is the ultimate celebrity experience in the heart of Times Square. Be sure not to miss the new Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience with legendary Marvel super heroes and an exciting 4D theater finale.
Tickets for Madame Tussauds New York City are included in the New York Pass:
Up to 80 attractions and tours are included in the price of a New York sightseeing pass. Learn more about the passes here: