Madame Tussauds San Francisco: Review

Diana Chan October 8, 2016 San Francisco, travel


Madame Tussauds has one of their wax museums located in Fisherman’s Wharf. The San Francisco location opened in 2014 and became the 17th Madame Tussauds museum to open worldwide. There are celebrities that are key to San Francisco.


Tony Bennett is the first wax figure that greets you at Madame Tussauds in front of a picture of Lombard Street. He left his heart in San Francisco and is a Giants fan.


Inside the wax museum is 6 areas with different notable stars:

  • Music Zone
  • Leaders & Entrepreneurs
  • Sports Zone
  • Spirit of San Francisco
  • Film Zone
  • A-List Zone


You’ll most likely know a majority of the wax figures here as they are all part of pop culture.


I came on a weekday afternoon with a friend and it wasn’t very busy, which was good so I could take my time posing with Obama.


They keep their wax figures up to date and one of their newer ones is Stephen Curry – the Golden State Warriors All-Star.


Jeremy Lin grew up in San Francisco and has done his city proud, so you’ll see him making a slam dunk…but no basketball is seen here.


You’ll even see older icons like Muhammad Ali. You can try to KO him, but he won’t budge.


In the Music Zone, Madonna, Lady GaGa, Elvis, and Beyonce are a few of the many celebrities you can pose with.


You can touch all you want and make weird poses. Everyone does it, so don’t be embarrassed.


You can even have a fake breakfast with Tiffany.


Our favourite one of all was ET! They have a red hoodie that you can wear, just like in the movie.


Spiderman is hanging around, so watch out for him.


Since it was pretty empty, it is pretty eerie that all these beautiful wax figures are staring at you with weird poses.


My favourite guys – Neil Patrick Harris looking dashing as always.


I got up close and personal with George Clooney on the couch. Apparently it’s a very popular pose, so I had to do it.


It was fun to see all the wax figures, but it’s definitely one of those tourist places located in major cities in North America. I normally wouldn’t think about going to Madame Tussauds as there are so many other things to do in San Francisco, but I’m glad I tried it.

Buying adult tickets online, you save 20% off rather than purchasing it there, so I would suggest you purchase your tickets ahead of time.

If you have the GO San Francisco Card from Smart Destinations, it’s part of the pass, so you might as well come here as there are many other attractions like Aquarium of the Bay, Ripley’s, Bay Cruise, Exploratorium and San Francisco Dungeon are very close by. You might as well hit them all to make the most out of the pass.

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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