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PopUp New York: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

June 30, 2011 6:29 AM

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Want to spend a day with your favorite celebrities without leaving New York City? Just stop by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to pose with wax figures of your favorite, actors, actresses, athletes, musicians and more. Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York took CBSNewYork along to see some of her favorite parts of the museum as well as some of the best things to do in the area.

The Wax Figures

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Singer Alicia Keys admires her wax figure at Madame Tussauds on June 28, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

There are more than 250 measurements to make sure that each wax figure is exact. The museum even makes sure that the figures are up to date by updating the tattoos as the celebrities do! The celebrities make sure that the wax figures are current too, by donating their clothing to wax alter egos.

See Also: CBS New York’s Guide To Museums

Exhibits At The Museum

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Each section in the museum is themed. For example, there’s Opening Night, which features several a-list celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson and more. There’s also VIP Club, which takes you behind the scenes with Hollywood party-goers and SportsZone, which is an interactive exhibit with athletes.

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The Spirit of New York

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There’s even a section dedicated to New York—appropriately named The Spirit of New York—where you can hang out with Rockettes, ring the opening bell or even guest star with Regis and Kelly.

Photos: Wax Figure Or Real Celebrities?

Getting to the Museum

subway PopUp New York: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

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To get to the museum from Manhattan, take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q or R trains to 42nd Street Time Square Station.

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