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CSI: The Experience

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Address: 226 West 44th Street, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 866-987-9692
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Go during off peak hours. We went mid-day on a March weekday and had lots of elbow room. I think this would be much less fun if there was a crowd. As it was we had fun though... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2012
sledxl
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western mass
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western mass
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Go during off peak hours. We went mid-day on a March weekday and had lots of elbow room. I think this would be much less fun if there was a crowd. As it was we had fun though the crime scenes are a little to easy to solve. We are not CSI watchers but real fans of the tv show... More 

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1 Thank sledxl
Eaton Bray, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

My son & I are massive CSI fans and thought it would be a great way to spend a wet afternoon in the big apple! From all the posters advertising stuff it looks like you are to get 3 experiences. No where does it say you pay for one experience then have to pay even more for the other 2.... More 

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3 Thank Kromskie
Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

It was interesting, but needs to be a bit be organized groups are too large to actually enjoy the experience fully. After going to stations in your crime screen you have to go to computer station for further clues, etc. There's about 25 people x's 3 crime scenes all grouped in small area and each crime scene computer station only... More 

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Thank beach08
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

My 12 year old daughter and I were looking for something to do with 2 hours before a movie. We had previously researched this attraction on TripAdvisor and saw it didn't receive that great of a review, so we had removed this from our itinerary. Then we were walking through times square and decided to try it any way. We... More 

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Thank shammy7545
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Really enjoyed this experience of playing a detective and doing the forensics on the crime we had.My husband and i got the suspect right,and also at the end of the experience you get a personalized certificate from Gill Grissom (You don't see him in person though).

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2 Thank biglool
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

My son loves CSI and really wanted to go to this exhibit when we passed by it in New York City. I thought it looked like a tourist trap (I'm from a tourist town) but my son begged me to go and I relented. Big Mistake! First of all it cost $50.00 for me and my 11 year old, which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

There are sooo many exciting things to do in NY - don't waste your time and money on this one! The concept is great, but the actual outworking of it is basic and way too easy and obvious. You'd learn more watching an episode of CSI.

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Thank Emelie L
San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

This concept is a good idea however it is very expensive for the short one hour "experience". It was interesting but very basic. You could just lay this on a software game at home.

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Thank MG2000
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

This attraction was kindof cool, in that you examine a crime scene, and then do analysis on the evidence. The issue I had was that the solution to the crime was pretty much laid out, so there was no way you could come to any other conclusion. I don't see the fun if you can't get the answer wrong. Also,... More 

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