General admission (13-59): $27.95; Seniors (60+): $18; Children (4-12): $17.95; Children (3 and under): Free.
Romance Package: $60. The package includes admission (for one) to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, an outdoor Gondola Ride at the Venetian and a meal voucher per person at either Zeffirino (for lunch) or Tintoretto's (for dinner) inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. Note: Couples must purchase individual tickets.
The Scenic Package: $40. The package includes admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a souvenir guidebook and an outdoor Gondola Ride at the Venetian.
It's not every day we spot celebrities. And when we do happen to see them, it's challenging to whip our phones out to snap a decent picture.
At Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction, not only will you have enough time to take a picture with your favorite superstar, but you'll be sure to fool your friends back home, too. The 100-plus wax replicas look so real that you'll find yourself taking a second glance.
The best part of the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot museum is having the chance to get up-close and personal with each celebrity. Touching is highly encouraged. After all, you want your pictures to look as realistic as possible, right? Some replicas have fun little features included. For instance, if you touch Jennifer Lopez's backside, she blushes.
Some guests get a bit carried away with the whole interactive element though. Aside from the usual lipstick marks and scratches on the replicas, visitors in the past have even styled or braided hair. Picture Benjamin Franklin in dreadlocks and Lindsay Lohan in pigtails. Overly eager guests have even shattered wax figures like Harrison Ford and Jenna Jameson to pieces. Fortunately, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has a team of talented studio artists to repair such blunders. However, if it's beyond repair, the team has to send the figures back. Keep in mind while you're here that it's OK to touch -- just be mindful!
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas features tons of your favorite celebrities, from musicians and movie stars to sports figures and politicians. In the Hollywood/A-list room, get face-to-face with stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Bradley Cooper.
If you're a big music fan, then you're in luck. Madame Tussauds features musicians from all genres, from Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur. Tupac's figure looks so realistic, it'll send shivers up your spine. You'll hear his hit, "Dear Mama" playing in the background.
In the sports room, shoot hoops next to the towering Shaquille O'Neal figure or putt with Tiger Woods. In the "Marry Clooney" exhibit, ladies can put on a veil and stand next to the famous bachelor at the altar. The "Spirit of America" theme room features notable historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama. The Vegas showroom showcases stars like Liberace, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra, Siegfried & Roy (complete with a white-striped tiger!) and Celine Dion.
Some celebrities get directly involved in order to make their figure. R&B sensation Beyoncé worked closely with Madame Tussauds artists in London as they replicated her hair color, make-up, body type and complexion. Gwen Stefani teamed with in-house studio artists at the Las Vegas location to help achieve the style of her wax figure. Fergie from Black Eyed Peas even donated one of her dresses to the museum.
The process of making a figure is lengthy -- it can take anywhere from four to six months. Once researchers conduct surveys on who should be included in the attraction, they find out as much as they can about the celebrity including how they pose in pictures, common facial expressions and their hairstyle and clothing preferences.
If he or she is able, the celebrity comes in for a sitting. The stylists take more than 150 measurements and 200 photos. This is also an opportunity for artists to match the hair and eye shade perfectly. For the face, the team uses oil-based paints and applies it in layers, creating a realistic skin complexion. Fun fact: The body is not only made of wax, but also steel and clay.
To keep the attraction new and exciting, Madame Tussauds adds or rotates new figures frequently. There are dozens of locations throughout the world including Atlanta, New York, Shanghai, London and Amsterdam, to name a few.
-- Review by Jeannie Garcia