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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

More for older children and adults than kids per say. As they may be more prone to run into the wax sculptures. Overall the similarity to the real person is quite commendable. Recommend a visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

In comparison the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, I found this location to be a bit smallish but well themed for Washington DC with all the major historical political figures and a small group of celebrity and sports figures. However, the standard admission price ($21.50 for adults) is too high for what's offered but you should be able to get... 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 and for visiting Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. We will make note of your comments regarding pricing. We do try to keep it in line with that of other paid attractions in the area, but will certainly take note of your feedback. Thank you again. More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Although I've been to London (Madame Tussaud's "headquarters") a few times, this was my first time at the museum. Impressive! Those wax statues really do look like the originals. The part of the exhibition with the presidents is especially interesting and informative and interesting.

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

Thank you for visiting Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. and for providing valuable feedback. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Presidents Gallery! More

Abingdon, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited DC for my 30th birthday over the weekend and it was the first time I'd been. Me and a few girlfriends came to Madame Tussauds and we had a great time! The price was high but if you purchase tickets online we saved $5 each. We were impressed with how real the wax figures looked for the most... More

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

We're glad that you had such a great time and enjoyed the interactivity of the attraction so much. Regarding the figure selection, we are always changing and growing it, so we thank you for your feedback and will certainly make note of it as we plan to bring new figures into the attraction. Thank you for your feedback and for... More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughters had never been to a wax museum so they had a blast! This is an interactive museum and they were able to try costumes and take pictures with Presidents and celebrities. Yes, it was creepy to see all American Presidents come to life but we had so much fun! We even got to meet the President and First... More

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

We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time and that your children really enjoyed the interactive element of the attraction. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for visiting Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. More

Kettering, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
104 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Even coming from England it has been years since we went to Madame Tussauds over here...candidly couldn't be bothered to pay for it, and not something that appeals. In Washington it was part of our combined tour ticket so, with pretty low anticipation, we decided to see what it was like. We enjoyed it!! No long queues...plenty of up close... More

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

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience and had such great customer service! Thank you for the feedback and for visiting. More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you've been to the Madame Tussauds in London, England don't bother with this place.....Yes, it had the Presidents, but nobody really wants to see the unpopular ones. They all looked about the same, old men. There were a few movie stars and some black people, such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. Some of the mannequins looked... More

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

We are deeply sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your overall experience. We thoroughly appreciate the feedback you have provided and will most certainly make note of it as we continue to look for ways to expand and improve upon the attraction. It is of the utmost importance to us that guests enjoy their experience, so we apologize... More

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First visit to a wax museum for my two teens. They had a really good time viewing all of the statues. It was a fun change from all of the historical information at the Smithsonian's, etc. so close to Ford's theater too.

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

We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a great time! Thanks for visiting! More

Wisconsin Dells
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I actually went out of my way to visit this museum because I had been to the one in London and loved it. I was really disappointed. The museum is maybe an 8th of the size of the London museum, and has a pretty high price for what you get. Sure there were a lot of picture opportunities, and interesting... More

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

Thank you for visiting Madame Tussauds and for providing us with valuable feedback. Regarding the price, we try to keep our prices in line with that of other paid attractions in the area. Regarding the size of the attraction, we are always looking for ways to expand and improve, so we thank you for your comments. They will most certainly... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The only reason was it was worth $30 was because it came with Crime Museum tickets. There was really nothing special and it seemed so spaced out like they didn't have enough wax figures to fill up the room. I wish they would let you know what is on display at what location. When you look on the website, you... More

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

We are very sorry that you felt you did not get the best value for your money. We're always looking for ways to grow and enhance our guests experience, so your feedback is highly appreciated. We will also make note of your comments regarding the gift shop, which we are always looking to change and expand upon. Thank you again... More

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