A wax museum is a superb place to confront celebrity enemies without enduring the threat of being reverse-paparazzi'd or recruited to Scientology. Safely encounter well-known nemeses with today's Groupon: for $11, you get one ticket to Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned interactive wax-figure museum (up to a $22.26 value).
For more than 200 years, Madame Tussaud and her museums have delighted the masses with impressively detailed and meticulously maintained wax renditions of celebrities, musicians, political figures, and sports stars. Wax worshippers can treat their peepers to the museum's groundbreaking Presidents Gallery, featuring lifelike representations of every man ever elected to be America's version of the king of Canada. Studio artists labored intensely on each commander in chief's likeness, poring over hundreds of paintings, photographs, and videos; many likenesses took three to six months to complete and as a result display exquisite detail, impressing history buffs, educators, and wax governors looking for campaign advice. To commemorate the release of the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, studio artists transformed the museum's Johnny Depp statue into Captain Jack Sparrow, accessorizing the character with every last braid, ring, and swipe of ocean-proof eyeliner.
Madame Tussaud began crafting wax facsimiles at the tender age of 17 under the tutelage of a skilled wax sculptor. During the French Revolution, Tussaud pledged her allegiance to the nobility by making beautifully detailed death masks of executed aristocrats. When her sculptor employer died, Madame Tussaud inherited his vast collection of wax figures and eventually opened a museum. Today, the Madame Tussauds wax-figure experience is fully interactive—the wax figures can be hugged, high-fived, and noogied—so bring a camera and document dance-offs with Beyonce or staring contests with George Clooney.
Madame Tussauds Washington, DC is the ultimate fame experience. Here, you will take an immersive journey through American history in the only place you can meet all 44 U.S. Presidents. Then snap your picture with your favorite music stars, historical icons, film legends, and sporting greats. From George Washington to Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus to Zac Efron and Jimmy Fallon, we are home to famous fun for everyone. Who do you want to meet?
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