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Empire State Building: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 08:00 - 02:00
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454...more
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 02:00
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114
Midtown
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My husband and I were staying overnight in Manhattan to see a show and decided to do the Empire State Building tour in the evening. It was very nice very informative and I was happy to have rented the headphones to hear the tour. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grazerus
Reviewed yesterday

Everything was great except the weather! We still managed to enjoy it despite the pouring rain. We especially enjoyed the movie memorabilia.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ratsonbeach
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was worried about not being able to get good pictures at night, but they actually turned out quite nicely. Since it was cold, they also had the heaters outside which was a nice touch. I think it’s definitely worth it if you want a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank seanamiqbal49
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic views. Quite busy but managed to see everything. Was fortunate weather was bright and clear so could see everything

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank christineB6723DO
Reviewed yesterday

We went up a lot of tall buildings during our visit to New York and the Empire State experience was by far the best overall experience. From the Art Deco interior, beautifully uniformed and friendly staff, and excellent information display about the construction of the...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 744jaynem
Reviewed yesterday

As firsttimers to NYC we bought a 5 day New York Pass including entrance to the Empire State Building. It's a great experience. From entering the building until the viewpoint at the 86th floor. A lot of historic information. The elevator goes first to the...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Emile W
Reviewed yesterday

this building is unbelievable and i have never been in a lift that gets you to the floor you want so quickly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed yesterday

This visit was self directed and our skip the line ticket was very beneficial in allowing us to move around the exhibitions, enter lifts and enter the viewing platforms without any queuing whatsoever. We visited at around 11am and met no queues. Staff were extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lynblacklock
Reviewed yesterday

The view is great, they have done a good job of making the trip up to the top interactive, and the ability to skip the line for the elevators on the last 8 flights is fun. You can actually say you climbed to the top...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 447danew
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked tickets and as we arrived my daughter started panicking due to the height and the lift, one of the Concierge staff (I believe she is called Guthren) saw this and came over. She pulled my daughter to one side and spoke to her...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
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store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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norag416
20 October 2019|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for planning a visit to our Observatories. To avoid peak-hour lines and crowds, we recommend arriving during our off-peak hours: between 8-10 am or after 11 pm. We hope to welcome you soon! -Empire State... More
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redhilli
18 October 2019|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi redhilli, Thank you for planning a visit to our Observatories! You do not need to pre-book your ticket. However, we do recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time on our website to avoid queuing on the ticket line. You... More
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petraping
9 September 2019|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi petraping, We're sorry to hear you won't be able to join us for the full Empire State Building experience. Yes, you can visit our lobby without purchasing a ticket. We hope to welcome you soon! -Empire State Building
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