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Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

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Address: 1001 F St, NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202-942-7300
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More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully...

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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Got free tickets with our Big Bus Tour, Granddaughters enjoyed the Celebs.

I have been to several of the wax museums around, this was extra cool with the granddaughters posing with all their celebs. I enjoyed seeing the presidents and took pics with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Noel, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to several of the wax museums around, this was extra cool with the granddaughters posing with all their celebs. I enjoyed seeing the presidents and took pics with some of them, I think Beyoncé was the favorite, and were surprised when they really wanted John Stamos and Jimmy Kimmel pictures, they are 9 and 13. It only... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Madame Tussauds Penn Quarter Washington DC. Madame Tusaoud always has its own magnet, makes people come even they already been to others Madame Tussauds all around the world. Located at the corner with 3 floors including basement on Penn Quarter Washington DC this place show mostly US famous figure person, some of them still alive until last time we were... More 

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

Thanks for your review VictorDragono. So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. I know you had fun with the astronauts on the moon! Thanks for visiting us. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting display, but much shorter than I expected. Nice job with all the Presidents, but too many statues beyond that. A little expensive for what you got.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We received free tickets to the wax museum with our tickets for the bus tour. The museum was cool very glad that we went. The wax figures were very realistic so that was a bit creepy but we had a very nice time.

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

Thanks for the review, MaddyTaylorBingham. Happy to hear you thought our figures were realistic and somewhat creepy (smile). Overall sounds like you enjoyed your visit here at Madame Tussauds DC. More 

Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to take a break from the standard DC monument tour and have some fun at this museum. It was exactly what we needed and was so much fun. The figures are amazing in their detail. Not a huge museum but loads of fun and definitely worth a visit. Staff are incredibly helpful and enthusiastic.

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

BostonNatalie, thank you so much for your review. Happy to hear you had fun and found our hosts to be helpful and enthusiastic. More 

Goffstown, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun to see the figures but disappointedly small. Very lifelike but all that are advertised on the brochures are not there. In and out in less than an hour.

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

MKplusfive, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. Our figures do periodically need to be taken off display for maintenance since we do allow our guests to get up close and touch them. I hope that you come back again and give us another opportunity as we are currently upgrading our... More 

Fort Kent, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if it's the lighting here but these didn't look quite as real as the Madame Toussards in New York. Only a couple of them looked so real that it freaked me out. Still glad we went. This is a must see!! Check Groupon for deals.

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

Thank you Belinda H for the review! Sorry you were so freaked out, but I'm pleased you had a good time. Thanks for visiting! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was fun I guess. We had this attraction included in a bus tour package. It was fun to see the wax sculptures of the presidents and celebrities. My nephew (8yo) thought it was a little creepy. Lol. Some of the wax sculptures were spot on and others not-so-much. I don't think I would pay full price to go... More 

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

Thanks for your review Tamara S. Although your nephew found it a little creepy (lol), I'm happy to hear it was interesting and fun. More 

Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing. The wax people look to real. There were many presidents and pop singers. You can take your picture with them. They do offer beverages to buy on the inside. We got lost trying to find it. It's not that big but my nine year old loved it also. If you get a visitors guide there is a... More 

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

Thank you Alleycat0413 for your review. So happy to hear that you and your nine-year loved the experience. Sound like you all had a great time! More 

Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, if you get Big Bus Deluxe tour tickets YOU GET IN FOR FREE! But anyways, the models are so realistic! The Miley Cyrus one and Zac Efron were really cool! The sound effects really go with the theme. The veins in the hands of the models are so realistic. They have Jimmy Fallon, Beyonce' and a lot... More 

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

Thank you CharlizeCheatham for your review. So happy to hear about your visit and that you found our figures to be so realistic. Sounds like you had an amazing time! More 

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