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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 #135 of 848 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our group including two teenagers had a very enjoyable time in this attraction. There was something for everyone and having their pictures taken with the lifelike wax figures was creative and will be a lasting memory. I especially liked people watching and their interaction with each other and the wax figures. You can spend a lot of time here as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The museum was great fun once we actually got inside. However there was a long line (in July) through a glassed in atrium and there didn't seem to be any air conditioning in this area. Was quite hot and uncomfortable and a slow moving line. There was only one working elevator, so no doubt this caused some of this slowdown.... More

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Staten Island, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went on 7/19/14 which happened to be one of several days that only 1 of their 5 elevators were working. At that price the elevators should have been repaired immediately. The line to get in was literally a city block long. You are not allowed to use the stairs to go up but you could to go down. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Tip #1 buy the tickets on smart phone or ahead of time.. shorter line, lower price (15%) This is five small floors of wax statues that are made to look just like the starts (even the hair is real). Some of the displays did not have names so it was a bit of a guess who the people were. Good... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great to escape the weather. There are many waxworks to keep you taking photos for hours. Well planned out.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! We strive to make sure each guest enjoys their visit and we are extremely great to hear that you did! More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of fun at Madam Tussauds, despite reading average reviews. It helped that we used our New York Pass to get 'free' entry but it is worth a visit if you're close to Times Square and have some time free.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our family loved visiting the wax museum. Each figure is truly a work of art. It is interesting to see the actual proportions (height, weight, overall size) of the celebrities. I recommend going on a weekday -- less crowded and hectic. It is a bit pricey but coupons are easy to come by.

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

We are glad you were able to enjoy how lifelike our wax figures are! We take up to 500 measurements to ensure our wax figures are spot on! More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The line to get inside the museum was long since one of the elevators was not working. They had the option of taking the stairs, but we did not. The marvel movie was worth seeing. Good descriptions of people. The sports section did not have lebron James or Michael Jordan, instead it had Yao Ming!? The only football players were... More

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Edinburgh
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The models are lifelike, some more than others...there is alot to see and photograph. I have to say the highlight of our visit was the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience, AMAZING! Even for a 30 year old kid! Well worth a visit!

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

We are super glad the 30 year old kid in you enjoyed our 4D movie! More

Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to go to a Madame Tussauds and finally got my chance to do it. The thing with this Madame Tussauds (not sure how it is in other places), is that all the characters where americans (as far as I know). This means that for me, as a non-american, it's hard to know who everyone actually is,... More

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