Elvis! Wayne Newton! The Rat Pack! You might not be able to meet them in person, but you can get super-close to Las Vegas legends both past and present when you visit Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Museum, located just minutes from our hotel.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas showcases spookily realistic wax figures of some of the biggest names on the strip: magician Criss Angel (and his 12-pack abs), performers Blue Man Group, and superstar Celine Dion, among others. But Vegas vixens and legends aren’t the only stars immortalized here. If you’ve ever wanted to see exactly how tall President Barack Obama is, for instance, you’ll be able to tell when you walk right up to his doppelganger in the museum. Pop stars such as Lady Gaga & Michael Jackson, speed demons such as Dale Earnhardt, cultural icons such as Hugh Hefner and sports stars such as Shaquille O’Neal (all 87-foot-12 of him) make their presence known. The staff have even taken a crack at Ben Franklin. (We wonder, if the genius were alive today, whether he’d be able to beat the house at blackjack?)
Tickets to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas range from $25 for adults to $15 for Children ages 7-12. Children under 7 can come for free.
The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Last tickets are sold 30 minutes before closing time. Call 1-866-841-3739 for updated hours; the museum does sometimes close without notice for special events.
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To Reach Madame Tussauds from the Riviera Hotel:
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd.
South Suite 2001
Las Vegas, NV 89109