Madame Tussauds: The best spot in Las Vegas for celebrity spotting

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There are many places in Vegas where you can spot celebrities. But there’s only one place where those celebrities are guaranteed to stay and hang out with you.

At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas you can grab a cocktail with Cameron Diaz, take a swing with Tiger Woods, jump on Oprah’s couch, perform your best rendition of an Elvis song for Simon Cowell or, for that matter, sit in the passenger seat of a car and pretend to drive down the Strip with The Pelvis himself.

A photo opportunity with Sandra Bullock. Photo courtesy Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

Sports stars, music stars, movie stars, TV stars, Vegas favorites — they’re all fair game for interaction at Madame Tussauds, located in front of the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.

“You can definitely get interactive, get close,” said Nicole Arenas, marketing manager for Madame Tussauds. “We want you to make those pictures look as realistic as possible so when you show all your friends what you did in Vegas they actually think you were with Johnny Depp.”

Even if you have been to Madame Tussauds elsewhere around the globe, there are many figures you will only see on your Vegas vacation, including Criss Angel, Celine Dion, Wayne Newton, the Blue Man Group and former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman.

“We have a lot of exclusives to Las Vegas,” added Arenas. “Even though we have tons of attractions all over the world,  you’re only going to get them when you come to Vegas.”

Around October, Madame Tussauds will open two new rooms with all new figures. Elvis in the car (from a scene in the film “Viva Las Vegas”) provides a sneak preview of the new film tribute room.

“By the first of November, we will have all new Madame Tussauds!  There will be a new room dedicated to film and a Marvel 4-D theater,” said Michele Popejoy, head of marketing for Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. ”We are always looking for new ways to enhance your experience.”


Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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