What: Madame Tussauds New York
Where: 234 West 42nd Street
New York, New York
Who: 5 and up
Our view: The nice thing about Madame Tussauds is that their wax exhibits are always growing and changing. Therefore, just because you've been there once doesn't mean you shouldn't go again. They also vary from location to location so if you been to Madame Tussauds in New York, for example, that doesn't mean you shouldn't go to the one in London or somewhere else if you have the opportunity. The figures at the museum are so lifelike and include a good mix of past and current famous figures. The museum is divided into sections. You can go through the museum at your own pace and spent as much or as little time at each section as you want. In the New York Museum, the sections include the following : Opening Party which features movie actors and actresses. Spirit of New York which features New York icons including groups of people like the Rockettes, specific people like Matt Lauer, and places like the Statute of Liberty. The Gallery which features Presidents (although not all the Presidents) and other famous people like Will and Kate, and Helen Keller. Those are just a few of the 10 or so sections of the museum. There are also athletes, singers and superheros among others. There is pretty much something to appeal to just about everyone. There is even a wax figure of Madame Tussaud herself (which is pictured above). There is also a 4D superhero movie that young boys and any other superhero fan will love. If you go to the museum, be aware, that there is a lot of music playing throughout the museum so I wouldn't bring anyone who doesn't like loud noise or a baby that you expect to sleep through the museum. Also, be prepared to do a lot of walking and be advised that large crowds may make maneuvering a stroller through the museum difficult. However, anyone who is old enough and healthy enough to walk it will really enjoy themselves. It is definitely the next best thing to a live citing of any of the people represented at the museum. It actually may be even better since you can get closer here than you probably would be able to get to the actual people. For more information, about Madame Tussauds in general go to
http://www.madametussauds.com/. For more information about Madame Tussauds in New York specifically go to http://www.madametussauds.com/NewYork/ and/or read our previous Where-To-Go Wednesday post regarding Madame Tussauds at http://saysmesaysmom.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-to-go-wednesday-madame-tussauds.html.
And that's our view. We will also be discussing more about Madame Tussauds New York in tomorrow's Talking Topic post.