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Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York City. Opened to the public in 1913, this historic train terminal is a world-famous landmark in Midtown. Its rich history is a story of immense wealth and great engineering. Grand Central is one of the busiest train stations in the world, with approximately 750,000 visitors every day. It is the home of Metro-North Railroad, a subway station, iconic restaurants, shops, and the world's most alluring Apple Store. Some of the highlights to see along your tour of Grand Central include the opal-faced clock, valued at $20 million, above the Information Booth, the Largest Tiffany Glass Clock in the World below the 48-foot, 1500-ton Transportation statue overlooking 42nd Street at Park Avenue, and the mystifying acoustics of the Whispering Gallery in front of the Oyster Bar and Restaurant. Audio and guided tours are available for those with a passion for history. More information regarding tours and ways to plan your visit can be found on the Grand Central Terminal website.
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“main hall” (490 reviews)
“beautiful building” (1,157 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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Reviewed yesterday

I had always wanted to visit as this has featured in so many films. I have to say l was not disappointed. This is a grand building with superb features and a wonderful ceiling. The place is not only beautiful it is practical which explains...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Magnolia Bakery and the cake was beyond great 👍 Huge disappointment with surroundings, my 16 year old son could not relax or enjoy his cake and actually wrapped to take away. We left most of our drinks due to this Lots of homeless...More

Thank February15
Reviewed yesterday

Certainly worth the visit if you do not need to use the services. The building is worth seeing inside. The ceiling is beautiful and has true meaning worth seeing. It is a very busy Station.

Thank James S
Reviewed yesterday

The place was exactly as I expected it to be. I was hoping to find a bar that i could get a reasonably priced drink nearby but unfortunately there were none. Got a can of beer in the food court downstairs! :)

Thank Niallp92
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How Many Times you watched it in the movies? Well,it actually exists and it's nice to approach it looking at the main front facade. Once inside so many different points of view to use to figure out the beauty of this place,even more fascinating in...More

Thank Fabrizio M
Reviewed yesterday

Historical significance. Awesome architecture. Restaurants and Apple store. I think my rating would have likely been higher if we had done the 12:30 pm official guide tour, or even the audio tour but we went in the evening.

Thank ClayF2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An iconic building which has featured in so many scenes on the screen. We visited during a rainy spell so it was busy but still great. Grabbed our lunch in the food hall - so much choice! Great place

Thank HarryHarris1000
Reviewed yesterday

Wow. The first time we stepped in here was coming from CT on a train. This place is breathtaking at first glance. Food court level is huge and the number of trains that go through here is unreal. The staff at the info and ticket...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Grand Central Station as most tourists do. It's iconic and we wanted to see it. The ceiling is as amazing as described by others and the top floor looks grand and is as you would have seen it in so many movies....More

Thank Tasha_y70
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate in The Michael Jordan steak house here on our last night in New York. The building is breathtaking. The ceiling is painted like the constellations with tiny lights twinkling. Good history boards around explaining how it was saved and restored.

Thank Lucysmumanddad
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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15 April 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi Maureen P - Grand Central Terminal is home to 60 shops and 35 places to eat! Some of these shops include the Apple Store, Banana Republic, M.A.C. Cosmetics, TUMI, Swatch and vineyard vines. You can find a full list of our... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi judala420 - Unfortunately, there are no free tours available on Sundays. However, the Audio Tour is available daily at the "GCT Tours" window in the Main Concourse and Guided Tours depart daily at 12:30pm. For more... More
Kathy C
3 October 2016|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi Kathy C. - The free tours on Fridays are run by Grand Central Partnership. There is no reservation required. For more information about the tour, visit the Grand Central Partnership tour. Other tours available at Grand... More