Empire State Building

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Empire State Building
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
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The Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Building. It rises 1,454 ft from ground to antenna & features the only 360 degree open-air vantage point of Midtown. The 86th & 102nd Fl Observatories are open daily, 10AM-12AM. On a clear day you can see up to 6 states. The brand-new 2nd floor museum (included in all ticket options) offers guests 10,000 sq ft of interactive exhibits that invite visitors on a journey beginning from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. The 102nd Fl Obs features floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass elevator with sound & light experience. It is the jewel of NYC. All signage, audio & exhibits in the building are available in 9 languages. We offer free Wi-Fi. The 34th St Lobby entrance features a grand staircase with a 2-story architectural model of the bldg & a high-tech LED exhibit that celebrates lighting ceremonies performed by famous, celebrity guests. Express guests receive red carpet VIP treatment.
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • 34th St – Herald Square • 3 min walk
  • 33rd St • 5 min walk
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Sims_orange
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such beautiful views, so many cool things were filmed there. enjoyed it at night was so pretty. staff took photos of us when asked. only thing is rhat its quite busy
Written 13 August 2022
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Patricia J
Long Beach3 contributions
Family
Beautiful place, with beautiful views. A must to visit if you are in New York. Don’t forget to include dinner, super delicious and elegant.
Written 13 August 2022
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Sukhy33
Gravesend, UK26 contributions
So we had our booking for the evening. Staff were friendly and the views were amazing, but then my family's experience dramatically dived!
We took an official group photo by the staff which you purchase at the end of the visit. However, when we got to pay we found that not all family members were not on the photo. There couldn't have been an issue of space as there was so much space left on on side, yet the photo was taken cutting 2 members out! We queried this and even asked if we could have another picture taken, as this was suggested by another member of staff. The staff member (female, petite, wearing glasses), refused and was rude telling us to 'pay or don't buy, that she needs to go home!' The actual gentleman who initially suggested maybe taking another photo, then changed his tune as the 2 were talking openly about my family and I, as it we weren't there, saying that, that was "a read", and the photo wasn't taken properly, and she won't agree to take it again so their not asking.
I was so disgusted! It felt like my family and I were an inconvenience, rather than paying for an experience - which I would've preferred not to.
Customer Service training is definitely required, for the staff dealing with the photos at least!
Written 13 August 2022
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nicola a
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Family
Such an iconic building that doesn't disappoint. The views are amazing tip: do the 102nd floor aswell you really are in the sky!!
Written 13 August 2022
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AdventuresofJules
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Had the opportunity to visit the Empire State Building during a visit to NYC. Would recommend going earlier in the day to have more movement on the observation deck and the ability to space out for pictures. Can't wait to bring the family back. Staff was pleasant and friendly and the views were fantastic.
Written 13 August 2022
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Avenger102
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The view from the 86th floor was spectacular but the view from the 102nd floor was phenomenal. I definitely recommend going to the empire state building not just for the view but for the history of it. Get the fast pass. Definitely worth it.
Written 12 August 2022
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thicks2022
Auburn, AL1 contribution
Our first visit to New York and the Empire State Building was a must see on our list. It did not disappoint. Everything was well run and maintained and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend The Empire State Building to anyone.
Written 12 August 2022
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paulcrabb2014
Essex, UK1 contribution
Family
Far too many people up there could not stand and look over or the King Kong hands, need to give wristbands and allow a certain time slot
Written 12 August 2022
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748scott
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Family
I paid for a 400 dollar Premium gold service and I was screamed at by 2 members of staff at security. Most of the staff throughout were very rude with a few exceptions. I witnessed a few other guests/visitors being spoke to in a rude manner and tone. It ruined our experience, the staff should be more friendly and patient. Certainly wouldn’t recommend to anyone. I love NYC and had a great time but this was my least favourite experience unfortunately.
Written 12 August 2022
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etr0nc0s0
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Everything was amazing, thank you so much, i was confused when i was walking trhow the observatory , no sing about going to the 86th Floor , i had to ask someone from the staff
Written 12 August 2022
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