The Metro, and each of the stops, are uniquely D.C. They connect all of us and each person you meet has a story to tell.
That's why WUSA9 is taking you on a tour of the Metro stops around town to show you what makes this city and each stop so unique.
Toby Okoro, a student at Howard University, asked us to come by the Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro Stop.
Toby says it’s one of the most colorful stops around,.
“They play jazz. You get live performances downstairs,” he says.
Toby says it’s a stop that’s truly unique.
“If the Gallery Place Metro Stop was a celebrity, I’d have to go with Cardi B. because it borrows a little bit from everywhere.”
Less than a half-mile from that Metro Stop off of 10th street, is Lincoln’s Waffle Shop. The small family run shop has been serving up hungry customers for more than 20 years. It’s so popular with the local crowd, you can expect to see a line out the door.
“Chinatown is right there but people wanted chicken, waffles and wings,” says Steven Ngo.
Just a block away from Lincoln’s Waffle Shop, you can hang out with some of the most famous people in the world at Madame Tussauds. The interactive attraction lets you get up close and touch the realistic wax statues of all of our former Presidents, celebrities like Whoopie Goldberg, Taylor Swift and Brad Pitt, just to name a few.
Right now, they’re celebrating Black History Month with two special figures on loan, Snoop Dogg and Zendaya will only be around for a couple more weeks. Therese Alvich, the General Manager at Madame Tussauds tells us it takes three to six months to make each figure exact to size.
The celebrity is measured to make the figure as perfect as possible. Each hair is put in piece by piece and figures are often pulled off the floor to get updated to a current look.
"We encourage people to get up close and personal, take pictures, touch them tug them. Sometimes people do get a little overzealous and we have had a couple fall over or be damaged. Sometimes fingers come off sometimes ears come off and we have to fix that before we open,” she says. As far as the most popular figure? Avich says it’s the Obamas.
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