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Madame Tussauds DC

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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 1001 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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+1 866-823-9565
10:00 - 18:00
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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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Don't Miss the Hall of Presidents

This was a lot of fun. Not only did they have presidents and first ladies but the standard Hollywood stars. Grumpy Cat was the highlight of the museum for our family. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Houston, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was okay. It is not very big and only takes about 30 minutes to walk through. If you like this kind of stuff then go, but not worth it if you don't love wax museums!

Thank Misty J
England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt very disappointed in the figures at the Washington Madame Tussauds as they haven't been updated for several years. I hadn't seen the Presidents, apart from JFK, at other Tussauds and they were interesting but for the others, not that there were very many, was really poor. Certainly not worth the money they expect each person to pay. I certainly... More 

Thank hedyfisher
Allen Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a waste of money.. it is nice seeing the Presidents.. but all in all it took about 30 minutes for 20+ Dollars each is really a disappointment.. with everything else here pass this by...save the cash..

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lot of fun. Not only did they have presidents and first ladies but the standard Hollywood stars. Grumpy Cat was the highlight of the museum for our family. Well worth the money.

Thank Dbourg1975
Burlington, Vermont
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction costs a small fortune for a short (~30 minute) experience. The novelty of the wax figures wears off pretty quickly. Good for taking selfies with your favorite historical figure or celebrity but little else. Limited signage and interactives. Definitely "history lite."

Thank Momoftwo06
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hall of presidents was great and the celebrities they had were cool. my children wanted pictures with each and every wax figure. We spent about two hours here. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son really wanted to go here but I was unconvinced. I went along out of paternal responsibility but was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't prepared for the impact that seeing the lifelike realism of the wax figures. Yes I have seen photos of the presidents, but to see them close up in 3-D was truly a unique experience. I will... More 

Thank Bevan B
Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a smaller museum than I expected but for US citizens with all the president's displayed it's a great history trip....I was suprised to see Trump shoved in a corner !!! My daughter loved the picture opportunity of the Oval Office and they allow u to buy their prints or take Ur own which is great. It's a pity some... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were only two figures that didn't look like their person (Martin Luther King - his face was drooping on one side & Michael Jackson - just was not similar at all). The rest were lifelike & realistic. Most took photos really well. We made wax hands together but they messed up - unfortunately it was dimly lit & we... More 

Thank CookerOfFaith40
Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited this museum in Vegas and in Orlando and this was the worst one. It wasn't bad but not good either. The station to make the wax hands was unorganized and the gift shop was underwhelming. The Michael Jackson figure was horrible and was disappointed to not find a Michael Phelps. My daughter enjoyed it so that's all... More 

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