If you have ever wished you could get cozy and rub elbows with the biggest stars in Hollywood, keep reading. Madame Tussauds is the one place in the world where people are encouraged to act ridiculous around the stars. Go ahead and throw yourself at the feet of Johnny Depp. By all means, take fifty pictures with J. Lo. You don't have to worry about a trip to the pokey for inappropriate behavior around the stars at Madame Tussauds.
The legendary wax figurine museum, Madame Tussauds, originated in London, England. Taught the craft of wax modeling in France by her mother's employer, Marie Tussaud (1761 - 1850) sharpened her skills over the years, surpassing the capabilities of her teacher. Some of her more gruesome projects included making wax models during the French Revolution of the heads of guillotine victims.
In 1834, Marie Tussaud moved from France to England. She created a “chamber of horrors" in the study of her London home, displaying full-size wax models depicting the carnal bloodbath of the French Revolution. Marie Tussaud's grandson found a new home for the collection on Marylebone Road in London after she died in 1850. Madame Tussaud's astonishing wax collection still resides at Marylebone Road, London today.
The enormous popularity of Madame Tussauds has catapulted it to expand from the single London location to a franchise of worldwide wonder. Madame Tussauds, an incredible draw for tourists, boasts six locations worldwide, including three museums in the United States.
Madame Tussauds - Washington D. C.
Madame Tussauds, Washington D. C. , walking distance from the White House and the National Mall, features more politicians than any political analyst could hope to have in one place. Visitors can hear Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt make strategies during World War II; stroll into The Oval Office to address the citizens of the United States, veto a bill, and sit at the most famous desk in the world; or even simply see if they are as tall as the first President, George Washington.
There's more than politics at Madame Tussauds, Washington D. C. Enjoy some entertaining nightlife with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, hit the stage with Beyonce, or bust a move with J. Lo.
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, NV
There's more to sin city than the roulette table with Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas. Ladies, make a dash for the realistic Vegas wedding chapel to make your bridal dreams come true as you get dressed and walk down the aisle to shout “I do!" to a dashing George Clooney. If you're not into George, grab your groom and have your own beautiful wedding at Madame Tussauds, along with a room full of famous wax wedding guests.
If getting married isn't your thing, enjoy a party with Hef, Hugh Hefner, that is. Don't forget your cocktail, silk pajamas, and bunny ears. You can also take in some applause by sinking a putt with Tiger Woods or stepping into the spotlight with Elvis Presley.
Madame Tussauds - New York, NY
If you're a fan of J. Lo and you want to know what makes her blush, just whisper into her right ear at Madame Tussauds, New York to see if you can figure out what puts color into her cheeks.
Put on your cool to slick by bouncers and velvet ropes to get up close with stars like Paris Hilton, Usher, and Jessica Simpson in the VIP room.
If there's trouble in the VIP room, just call for Superman. He's always ready to save those in need. You can even jump into his telephone booth for a trip to Metropolis where Superman will zip you up, up, and away on a quick flight over the Metropolis skyline via green screen technology.
Madame Tussauds is an incredible vacation destination that has something for everyone when it comes to family entertainment.
Dakota Bressler is an author for Trusted Tours and Attractions, a discount attraction tickets broker and resource for interesting vacation ideas from unusual attractions like Madame Tussauds , to classic family attractions like the San Diego Zoo