When wax sculptor Marie Tussaud established her museum in London featuring sculptures of famous figures in the 1700s, it is unlikely she foresaw the legacy she would leave behind. Now, the famous Madame Tussauds museums are located in over 20 cities spanning the globe. Visitors are treated to up close and personal views of their favorite celebrities and popular icons. The New York location features American presidents, Hollywood actors, and social media mavens. Be sure to check your calendar for exclusive temporary exhibits such as Ghostbusters Dimension.


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Madame Tussaud's New York Wax Museum is open year round, although hours vary depending on the season so be sure to check the online calendar. A typical day sees the museum opening at 9:00 am and closing at 10:00 pm. Located in the heart of Times Square, coordinate your two-hour visit to the museum with sightseeing in the area. Purchase tickets online for a discount on ticket price.

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