Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is an excellent rainy-day or family-friendly destination which can be visited independently or as part of a guided tour. Some sightseeing tours of Los Angeles combine a look at celebrity homes with a visit to Madame Tussauds, while buying admission tickets in advance is a great option for time-pressed travelers.
Plan to spend a couple of hours admiring the uncanny, hyper-detailed wax likenesses, which are assembled by a team of sculptors and require approximately 100 hours to create. Don't miss the virtual reality experience featuring a team-based game either.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The self-guided tour of Madame Tussauds Hollywood takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis; the space is ADA accessible, except for the virtual room for safety reasons.
Combo ticket packages are available, including options with the city’s hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Booking admission tickets online in advance can help time-pressed travelers save time on the day.
How to Get There
Madame Tussauds is located on the Walk of Fame, next to the TCL Chinese Theatre, and is accessible by car via US 101 (the Hollywood Freeway) or Interstate 110. The on-site garage is off Orange Drive and offers valet parking for customers. Or you can take the LA Metro’s red line to the Hollywood/Highland station; it’s a 3-minute walk west from there to Hollywood Boulevard.
When to Get There
Check the calendar on the Madame Tussauds website for specific opening hours, as the attraction closes early on some days. During the summer and on holidays, you’ll encounter the biggest crowds, so plan accordingly. In general, try to arrive early in the day, when it’s usually not as busy and you’ll be able to pose with the figures more easily.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
This burial ground is Hollywood's oldest cemetery and the final resting place for some of Los Angeles’ most famous citizens such as Cecil B. DeMille and Douglas Fairbanks. In addition to guided tours, you can attend musical performances at the site, as well as watch classic films on the grounds during the summer.
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