Who Was Madame Tussaud?
Born in the mid-1700s, Madame Tussaud earned her fame crafting statues of the day’s most famous and infamous people. Shortly after sculpting a likeness of Voltaire, Tussaud became an art tutor to the royal family of French King Louis XVI. During the French Revolution, prison became a familiar place to Madame Tussaud who was later forced to make the death masks of the beheaded Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Once the dust from the French Revolution cleared, Madame Tussaud took her wax creations and others that had been given to her on tour in the British Isles. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas carries on Tussaud’s craft.
100 Wax Statues
Famous Vegas notables and American celebrities are displayed throughout Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Legends of Las Vegas like Elvis Presley and Céline Dion are here, and so is the infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel. Pose for a picture with Hollywood celebs Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Johnny Depp and Channing Tatum figures patiently wait for you to snap their pictures. Rapper Nicki Minaj’s head-turning pose is a new addition to Madam Tussauds Las Vegas venue. Don’t try any funny business with her, or Muhammad Ali might come to life and give you a right hook upside the head! Of course that won’t really happen as the wax figures won’t move an inch, even if they are superheroes like Spiderman!
Stop by Today
Be sure to check Madame Tussauds Las Vegas website for the most current information about opening and closing times, as the wax museum’s hours change for occasional special events. On most days, the wax museum opens by 10 am. Closing times vary throughout the week, but they are open past 8 pm on many days. Ticket prices start at $22.46. Other ticket options include drinks and souvenirs.
Top Tip: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located underneath the bell tower at the Grand Canal Shoppes, which is part of The Venetian hotel and casino. If you need a place to park your vehicle, consider the garage or valet service at The Venetian.