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Madame Tussauds New York

234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
212.512.9600
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Ranked #137 of 851 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: Madame Tussauds New York takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show. You can mingle with over 200 wax celebrities with... more »
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Madame Tussauds as we had quite a bit of time in New York. I'd been to the London one a couple of times when I used to live there and absolutely loved it. I'd heard good things about the Madame Tussauds museums in the US so figured the NY one would be a standout. We were... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went there just because we had NYC pass, but in other case price is too high for this attraction, I think. Of course, it's nice to pose next to "celebrities" and have fun, but if your time and money are limited, choose other attractions :)

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Stavanger, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited as a family. All of us thought the attraction itself was average. The displays were thoughtfully laid, but the quality of the figures ranged from very good to poor. The best part for the children was the ability to pose and be photographed next to your favourite celebrity. Our visit lasted around 2 hours to see everything. Be... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Don't bother, only went in here to please hubby. Not very good, some of the waxworks were poor. Personally I would avoid.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to this later at night. If you go in before 10pm they don't let anyone else in the building after that. the crowds weren't bad. We had fun posing with our favourite celebs. we had been to this attraction 5 years ago and a lot was new. My teenage son and Mom both enjoyed themselves. A fun night... More

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Madame Tussauds N, General Manager at Madame Tussauds New York, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We add figures in our attraction every 3 months so make sure you come back soon! More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

CONS: The only downside to this place is the crowd. There are certain wax figures more popular than others where you might have to wait after a few people pose with the figure before you're able to. All in all though, that's to be an expected when you go anywhere in Times Square that is a major tourist attraction. It... More

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Madame Tussauds N, General Manager at Madame Tussauds New York, responded to this review

We take over 500 measurements to ensure our figures are lifelike! So glad to hear you were able to enjoy their realness! More

Princeton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect my granddaughter to enjoy this attraction so much. I couldn't get her to leave and we took a thousand (it seemed like that many) photos of her with the wax statuettes. This made for a wonderful afternoon and she never tired of this venue, Well worth the trip and the price. We'd definitely do this again.

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Madame Tussauds N, General Manager at Madame Tussauds New York, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that your granddaughter enjoyed her visit here! More

Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was noontime when we finished visiting Madame Tusaaud's museum, and my family was very hungry. I asked one of the ushers for a recommendation for a good, quick place to grab a sandwich. He recommended Pax Foods, (225 W. 42nd St.) located DIRECTLY across the street from the entrance to the museum. EXCELLENT recommendation! As soon as we walked... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went because I had a Legoland pass that got me in free, and my husband had a senior discount that we got online before we went to New York. The displays were fun to see, though some didn't resemble the stars as we knew them. I would have been disappointed had we spent full admission prices as they are... More

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Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great advantage of Tussauds is that you can visit it until late in the evening. Last admission is around 8 PM, and you have plenty of time to see it all. Lots of celebs to make selfies with, although there are some celebs you don't find, even when they advertise with them. It seems not the whole collection is... More

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