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Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

1001 F St, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-942-7300
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Ranked #102 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear... more » Owner description: More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear historical icons and celebrities in a way unlike any other Washington D.C. attraction. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After enjoying Madame Tussauds NYC with my mom for her birthday, we decided to visit the DC location--mainly because we were offered a 2-for-1 deal with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. This visit was a huge disappointment. You could literally complete this in about less than an hour, mostly presidents with a few entertainers. The most enjoyable part... More

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion of Madame Tussuads DC. I am so sorry that you did not feel that you did not feel that we had enough to offer. We are in the process of planning future expansion and additions to the attraction, and you provided some great information that we will take into... More

Derwood, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

WE love visiting the founding fathers, historic figures and celebrities. But it's easy to rush through. There are tons of fun facts and photo ops. A visit can be expensive $18 - $28pp but there are often deals on Groupon and Certifikid. We got a deal on Groupon $25 for 2 people. Fun but make the most of it.

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We're very pleased to know that you had a fun time and enjoyed the selection of figures. More

Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun! Go during the week and order tickets online to get a discount. You have to wait in line to get a picture with Obama but it was only a few people long.

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

We're very happy to hear that you had a fun time! Thank you for visiting and for providing feedback. More

Pearl City, Hawaii
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24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

on Hop Off bus. Went in on the spur of the moment and had a very good time. The figures and exhibits are set up so you can interact and take photos with the figures. All were well done and some were astonishingly real-like! First part of exhibit features the Presidents and the second part features figures from the entertainment... More

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the interactive element of the attraction. Again, we appreciate your feedback and thank you for visiting. More

Nashville, TN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I love wax museums! I've been to all of the Madame Tussauds in the U.S. The DC one was the last one on my list and I was very disappointed in it. Most of the figures were Presidents and I understand with it being located in DC, you'd have the Presidents but the other locations seem to have more celebrities.... More

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your visit with us did not live up to your expectations. Each Madame Tussauds is different from each other in that we try to be relevant to the city in which we are located. We are very proud of our President's Gallery as it provides a fun way to... More

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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I were glad we stopped in. The presidents were impressive. Pretty cool to see them up close and life sized. Everyone took lots of pictures. It was fun!

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Glad you had a fun time and enjoyed the presidents! Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. More

marion, iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was included in my Big Bus ticket extras. I almost passed it up - I did in London - which was a big mistake. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the whole thing was done. I thought it would be uber-hokey, but it was definitely a fun experience. I whole heartedly endorse it ... a real family... More

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you and your family had such a great time! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for visiting Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't expect much. It's cheesy silly fun to have your photo taken with some of the presidents or Beyonce or Tom Cruise or Whitney Houston, but this version of Madame Tussauds is quite small and located in a basement. You can see the entire collection in under 15 minutes. If you are intent on going, make sure you check to... More

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Madame T, Guest Relations Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated, as we are always looking for ways to improve guest experience. Your comments will be noted. Thank you again for your feedback and for visiting Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. More

Herndon, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC today (Saturday). I was completely disappointed and felt cheated. Price was outrageously too expensive. Approx. 8-meter upstairs Lobby was dirty and cramped (smelled like dank theatre); cashiers were lazy and inattentive. Downstairs bathroom was dirty. Almost the entire museum was made up of only poorly-crafted wax statues of U.S. Presidents; their faces did not... More

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion. I am very sorry that you were dissatisfied with your visit, and I am disappointed that you feel you received poor service. I would like to discuss if with you further. Please contact me at Therese.alvich@merlinentertainments.biz so that I can get more information in effort to correct the short-comings. Thank... More

New Carrollton, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was truly disappointed with this Madame Tussauds. This is my 3rd visit to my 3rd Madame Tussauds' this year, I also visited Las Vegas and New York which were both much larger than this one, and this was a big let down. It was only one floor that looped in a circle and left more to be desired, I... More

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TAlvich, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., responded to this review

I appreciate your taking the time to review our attraction. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. Since we are based in Washington DC, we are slightly different from the London and NY attractions, as we try to offer an education element to our visitors. However, we are always looking for suggestions on how to remain relevant... More

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