by Chris Hale
15 Oct 2006

   On a rainy day, heading over to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on 42nd street proved to be a very entertaining experience. For twenty something dollars, you get to see how you measure up against the lifelike wax replicas of over 200 celebrities and personalities. Bring your camera since posing with the celebrities is the best part of this tourist attraction.
   The museum has five floors for you to explore and plenty of interactive activities for visitors. From auditioning with Will Smith to entering the scary Chamber of Horrors Live! attraction, the hours of entertainment are well worth the trip. The Stephen Spielberg wax replica was so real it was amazing! I could almost hear the voice projecting out of the  Barbara Streisand wax figure. There’s several themed interactive exhibits such as The Opening Night Party where you can mingle with the likes of Donald Trump, Woody Allen, and Nicolas Cage to name a few or the Popular Culture exhibit where you can see John Wayne, The Beatles, and Marilyn Monroe. There’s also a Gallery exhibit that has historical figures such has Pope John Paul,  Pablo Picasso, the Dalai Lama and a bunch of Presidents and other world leaders for you to meet. The kids will have the chance to meet Captain Jack Sparrow and get on board his ship the Black Pearl.
   The museum is open all year long and opens at 10 a.m. The weekends become overcrowded with tourist so you may want to visit during the weekdays. Taking a camcorder along might be fun too! There’s a nice gift shop filled with souvenirs from the museum for you to browse through on your way out.
   Getting there is also super easy, just take the N,R,S, or 1,2,3,7,9 to 42nd Street. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is located on 234 West 42nd Street.