I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

What: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Where: Various Locations Around the World and in the U.S. including:
             London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney
             New York, Hollywood, Washington DC,  Las Vegas

Age: Everyone (All ages are admitted but I would not recommend it for small children especially those that are easily frightened.)

Our view: If you like to see life-size replicas of famous people this is the place for you. Madame Tussauds is the gold standard of wax museums. Of course, the most famous one is the one in London. However, speaking from personal experience the one in New York, which is located at 243 West 42st between 7 and 8th Avenues, New York, New York is nice too. It is in a really great location too in the heart of the theater district right in Times Square not far from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and easily accessible by subway as well. Older children will get a kick out of seeing famous people close up even if only in wax. It will also be fun for them to try to determine which figures actually look like the person they are supposed to be and which do not. Younger children may be frightened by the realistic looking figures. I would not take my seven year old who scares easily there. The museum in New York is open from 10:00 to 8:00 Monday through Thursday and 10:00 to 10:00 on Friday and Saturday. Occasionally the hours change for special events so check before you go. Tickets cost $36.00 for ages 13 and up, $29.00 for 4 - 12, under 4 is free. If you buy your tickets on-line and/or come with 15 or more people, you get a discount.

And that's our view. For more information go to http:http://www.madametussauds.com/

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.