After seeing spectacular Niagara Falls, head up the road to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks for a different kind of fun. The faux Tudor building on the Canadian side of the falls houses more than 100 lifelike wax figures of celebrities, from movie and sports stars to politicians and historical figures.
Louis Tussaud was the great-grandson of Madame Marie Tussaud, who created the famous wax museum in London. He followed in her footsteps, creating a waxworks franchise that has spread around the world. In the Niagara Falls branch of the museum with his name, you can mingle with the likenesses of Charlie Chaplin, Michael J. Fox, the stars of Harry Potter, and many more.
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks is part of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! group of attractions, which also operates the Odditorium and the Moving Theater in Niagara Falls. Visitors often book a combo ticket for two or all three of these attractions, which offers good value and a full day of family fun. Organized day tours of Niagara Falls from Toronto often include some free time during which you can stop at the Waxworks.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks is great for families with children and those into waxy semblances of stars.
- Visitors with young kids may want to skip the House of Horrors room.
- None of the wax figures is behind glass, so you are welcome to get right up close and take pictures with them.
- Save admission fees with a combo ticket to the three Ripley’s attractions in the area.
- The museum is accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks is on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario, just a short walk from the falls themselves. If driving, there is plenty of parking nearby.
When to Get There
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks is open every day of the year. Hours are 10am to 11pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12am Friday, 9am to 12am Saturday, and 9am to 11pm Sunday. Summer is the busiest time of year in Niagara Falls; spring and fall offer a (slightly) quieter experience.
Visit the Niagara Wax Museum of History
Waxworks fans can visit another interesting museum on the US side of the border. The Niagara Wax Museum of History in Niagara Falls, New York displays the story of Niagara Falls through wax figures and re-created historical scenes. Be sure you have your passport so you can walk across the Canada-US border.