Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum - New York, NY
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Quick Description: Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is located on the Lincoln Highway on 42nd Street, one block west of Broadway, in Manhattan.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:47:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMDTBT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
The Lincoln Highway in New York State is is only one mile in length. It begins here and continues west along 42nd Street until it reaches the to the Hudson River at 42nd Street and 12th Avenue. from here a ferry took travelers across the Hudson River to Weehawken New Jersey.

One block west of the eastern terminus of the Lincoln Highway you come upon the first roadside attraction on the Lincoln Highway, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. In 2000, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum opened at 234 W 42nd Street, New York, NY., between 7th & 8th Avenues. It has become one of the main attractions for visitors to New York. The location is easily found - just look for the giant hands and large vertical sign that mark the entrance on the south side of 42nd Street then follow the crowd of people waiting to get in. They encourage on-line purchase of tickets, which are sold at a discount.

Madame Tussard's Wax Museum is listed on the Roadside America website. It offers a look at popular culture over time. Legends from sports, entertainment, politics, and history are depicted in life size wax figures.

Roadside America link: (visit link)

Represent are cultural American icons such as:

Elvis Presley
Frank Sinatra
Tina Turner
Jimi Hendrix
Angelina Jolie
Marilyn Monroe
Brad Pitt
Denzel Washington
Leonardo Di Caprio
Joe Montana
Muhammad Ali
Derek Jeter
Barack Obama
George Washington
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
Martin Luther King
Rosa Parks

The day of the NY Giants 2012 Superbowl victory parade, a wax figure of Eli Manning was on display on the sidewalk outside the museum.

The museum is open:
Sunday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Walk Up price Adults (13+) 39.20, Children 33.32
Online price Adults (13+) 31.57; Children 26.84
Americana: Roadside Attraction

Significant Interest: Museum

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
234 W 42nd St
New York, NY United States

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