Madame Tussauds celebrates Black History Month


Take a picture and flash a peace sign with acclaimed actor/singer Jamie Foxx

Where else can you see Martin Luther King Jr., Halle Berry, Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and James Brown — all in the same room?

Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas inside the Venetian.

During the month of February, Madame Tussauds proudly celebrates Black History Month. Visitors can see wax sculptures of notable African-American figures in the attraction’s “Spirit of America” room. Next to each sculpture is a brief, yet detailed biography of the person’s life and accomplishments.

In addition to the ones mentioned earlier, other wax figures on display include Jamie Foxx, Louis Armstrong, Whoopi Goldberg, Evander Holyfield, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Oprah Winfrey.

Unlike most exhibits where picture-taking isn’t allowed, here you have the freedom to snap away. And with Madame Tussauds being an interactive attraction, you can put your arm around these figures and pose with them like you would with your friends. Since your poses will look so natural, you can tell your friends that you ran into these famous people in Vegas!  

I can only imagine how much fun it will be to see these figures coming to life. Picture Michael Jackson and James Brown dancing up a storm while Louis Armstrong and Jamie Foxx do a jam session. Or how about Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield in a never-before-seen boxing match? While I may have quite a vivid imagination, you probably have your own ideas too. And that’s okay. Whatever you decide to do, a trip to Madame Tussauds will be a fun experience and also a way for you to celebrate the month-long tradition.

Special: Through the month of February, any guest who buys an adult or child ticket at full price receives a second ticket (of equal value) free.


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