I went to Madame Tussauds in the Venetian Casino, Las Vegas fairly recently, using a 2-for-1 voucher from a casino coupon book, and thought I would write about the experience for my readers of the How to Beat the Casinos blog. I’ve always enjoyed casinos, and I’ve always liked visiting tourist attractions too whilst on holiday in Las Vegas. The tourist attractions offer a welcome break from the casinos, and help to enrich the whole Las Vegas vacation experience – at least, I think they do.
I’d been to Madame Tussauds in London many years back, and Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam too, so I knew what to expect at the Las Vegas Madame Tussauds property. The style of waxwork presentation was similar to what I’d seen before, where each waxwork model is displayed in its own “space” with plenty of room to walk around and view the waxwork from every angle. What differed was the actual waxworks, and it’s clear (and probably pretty obvious to most readers too) that the waxworks on display have been targeted at a mainly American audience. Saying that, some of these waxwork figures represent globally known superstars (like Simon Cowell, Oprah Winfrey), which is in keeping with Las Vegas itself – the global home of entertainment, and resident home to many popular entertainers.
Make sure when you go that you have access to casino coupon books. Without naming the specific ones I used, you’ll be able to find many online clues to them using a Google search. Some are free, whilst others come as part of a website subscription deal or similar, but ALL are worthwhile. I don’t want to recommend coupon providers here, as they change regularly, and it’s possible that you could find an even better deal than I did – so do a search to find the most useful and up to date coupons available. Ignore the $2 and $4 off coupons that you can find in Las Vegas magazine advertisements when in Las Vegas, and instead look for the “2-for-1 Madame Tussauds Las Vegas” coupons – which will save you about $20 for 2 people. That’s a much better saving for you! Incidentally, you can also get admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas using the Las Vegas Power Pass card – that card is pretty good value too.
So, who are the waxworks that you can see at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian casino? Well, they do change around from time to time, to keep things fresh. On my visit I saw many popular “celebrities”, and to prove it I’m showing (just some of the waxwork photos I took on my visit later in this post. I took maybe 50 or more photos, but there’s not really room in this post to show every waxwork. Besides, it’s good for you to have a few surprises when you visit huh. One surprise worth looking out for is the 4D theatre – it’s really cool, and justifies the admission price almost on its own.
I’m told it takes days if not weeks to create the “perfect” waxwork of a celebrity, and often involves multiple visits to the waxworks design team from the celebrity, or a range of photos and measurements to work from. These days the waxworks are all designed for fun and enjoyment reasons, but in the beginning Madame Tussaud used to make waxworks as “death masks”… an altogether different reason. I guess that just goes to show you how things move on in the world, and how old techniques get new reasons to be used. Anyway, enough of my ramblings of the past. Let’s see which celebrities you can have photos with! I’m featuring the photos in no particular order. Please note that at first glance it might look like some heads have been chopped off in the photos – this is NOT the case. To view each full photo in its glory, simply click on the photo – heads and bodies all intact just like magic!
And here is the Venetian Casino itself, resplendent in beauty on the Las Vegas Strip, with it’s Italian theme, complete with canals and bridges. It really is a very beautiful Las Vegas casino to visit.
I’m hoping to be back again in Las Vegas sometime soon, as I’m missing it already! Hopefully you’ll find my Madame Tussauds Las Vegas review useful when planning your Las Vegas holiday. Casinos are great fun, and Las Vegas has the best casinos in the world (in my opinion), but it is important to balance the gambling on your holiday with some less expensive fun, and sheer enjoyment. Importantly, Madame Tussauds is also family friendly, and suitable for adults and children of all ages.
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