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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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$18*
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Ranked #116 of 260 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A very small museum and a majority of the figures were just not good, considering this place is affiliated with the renowned tussauds of London, staff also not up to par, I got in for free as part of a ticket purchase with big bus tours, if I had of paid I would have felt hard done by and asked... More

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

I am very sorry to hear that our attraction did not meet your expectations. This particular location is very different from the one in London due to the vast size difference. We also try to keep true to the city's culture, which is why we have less celebrities and more political and historical figures. The fact that you felt our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I didn't happy when i came there,because the staff didn't let me use my camera to take a picture with president obama, they said that i have to stay outside the line to take a pic rure, if not they will take and i have to pay 30 $ , that's so funny because i paid nearly 60 $ for... 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 provide your feedback. I am sorry that you were unsatisfied with our Oval Office photo opportunity. During the slower periods we allow guests into the area with their personal cameras, however when it gets busy or when a large group is waiting in line, we try to keep the process moving along in... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

After running for blocks due to a delayed metro ride, we arrived at 6:00 pm, when the last admittance was. Our group paid a combined $165 online and the employee refused to let us in, even though someone walked right in before us. That is a lot of money completely wasted and given to a corrupted company. I need a... More

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

I am very sorry and concerned about your experience. Please contact me directly at Therese.alvich@merlinentertainments.biz so that I can get some further details and your contact information. Thank you. More

Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was my first time at any Madame Tussauds museum, and although it was interesting and some of the wax figures are rather stunning, I would call it an average experience compared to other wax museums I've visited in the past. Most of the presidential figures were excellent likenesses of the real people, and the same thing could be said... 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, specifically regarding the figures and the size of the museum. These will be noted as we continually look for ways to enhance visitor experience. Thank you for visiting. More

Urdorf, Switzerland
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233 reviews 233 reviews
95 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Luckily when you buy the Big Bus ticket, you get free entry to Madame Tussauds, because I would've regretted to have paid for this. Having only been to the London one before (twice), my expectations were probably too high as the amount of space/statues was very limited. They have all the US presidents there, which obviously takes most of the... More

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

I appreciate that you took the time to provide your feedback. Yes, we are very different from London due to, as you said, the size constraints of our location. We also try to keep in theme with our city and provide our visitors a unique historical experience, which is why we have a smaller percentage of celebrities and more historical... More

Kenmore, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

All of the presidents are there including Michelle and Barack Obama. You can take a picture of yourself sitting at the desk of the oval office. The person taking it will call Mrs. or Mr. President. Its so worth it

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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. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and felt it was worth it. Thank you for your feedback. More

Massapequa, New York, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Wow, so lifelike! It was amazing, you would really expect these figures to start talking to you. It was both creepy and impressive and interesting. We found the Presidents to be more interesting that the celebrities but that was just us. I think everyone will find something to enjoy. We did not buy the guidebook and were fine without it.... More

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

Thank you for the feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Presidents Gallery and were impressed by the figures. Thank you for visiting! More

Bucharest, Romania
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431 reviews 431 reviews
167 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

A few small collections - the presidents one is the most interesting. Other few rooms beside this, art, sports and ... This is it. Too pricey for the display... Look for Travelzoo or so ( 13 instead of 21). Too small and too expensive. And the photographer doing shots with the first family should take some lessons...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I prefered New York City madame Tussauds attraction, is bigger and the characters are à la mode...but this one is good !

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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! It's appreciated. More

Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you have never been to a wax museum before and you happen to be in this area - then it is defnitely advisable for 1st time visit. Best part - you will be able to see all US Presidents there. Overall a decent place but not worth a 2nd visit.

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

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We appreciate it and will make note of it. More

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