I received complimentary tickets to review this attraction. All opinions are my own.
Madame Tussaud’s in San Francisco is located in the historical Fisherman’s Wharf area of the city and is a definite must-see attraction in the area.
Madame Tussaud’s is a wax museum founded by Madame Tussaud herself who was a famous wax sculptor. The original museum is located in London and is such a major attraction, smaller museums have branched out into other major cities; one being San Francisco! Visitors of the museum are able to visit with historical figures, movie stars, musicians, athletes and much more. While traveling through San Francisco last week, I made it a point to stop in and see what all the “wax” fuss was about.
Before one enters the museum, the showcase floor gives passerby’s a sneak peek of what is inside. That’s right, when entering the building you are greeted by Marilyn Monroe herself! Of course, there was a line to get a picture with her but well worth the wait because how often does one have the opportunity to take a picture with Marilyn Monroe?!
I’ve visited many museums in my lifetime but one thing that makes Madame Tussaud’s stand out from the rest is the fact it is much more than a museum, it is an experience. My husband and I jumped right into each display and felt like we were a “part” of that time in history.
From giving Muhammad Ali tips in the boxing ring…
…to sitting on the bench with the Quarterback Joe Montana, visitors are brought into this time in history and encouraged to be a part of it.
Of course being the silly couple we are, my husband and I had to get some fun shots with a few of our favorite stars and movie scenes.
Yes, I totally twerked with Vincent Vega (AKA John Travolta) in Pulp Fiction.
And my husband totally fought with Bruce Lee!
But one of my favorite photos from the day was our recreation of the bicycle scene in E.T. Nailed it! We had a blast at Madame Tussaud’s but the fun didn’t stop there, as there is a second part to the museum you can experience known as “The Dungeon”.
The Dungeon at Madame Tussaud’s in San Francisco
Actually, I misspoke. The fun did end at the wax museum area of Madame Tussaud’s and the terror began in “The Dungeon”. I knew we were in for some kind of “scariness” when we entered The Dungeon and the workers told us to have a “terrifying time”. We were unable to take pictures throughout the hour long tour but that was probably for the best, the experience would have been ruined if I was busy taking photos the entire time. One must enjoy this tour, distraction free!
A little about The Dungeon:
The San Francisco Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious, fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.
If you do not like haunted houses or scary movies, then The Dungeon is not for you. I suggest sticking to the wax museum section of the museum. If you do enjoy being scared out of your wits, then definitely check out this tour. And if you are a thrill seeker, you will really enjoy the ride at the end of the tour! Good luck and have a terrifying time.