One World Observatory

One World Observatory, New York City: Hours, Address, One World Observatory Reviews: 4.5/5

One World Observatory
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
About
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but there’s only one way to see them all at once. You can start by hopping a Sky Pod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. There, 102 stories up, find yourself face-to-face with New York’s iconic skyline. Maybe you’ve seen views of the city before, but never quite like this. Walk the three sprawling levels of the Observatory and discover surprises along the way. Drop into the café and grab a bite to eat. Step onto the Sky Portal and stroll high above the crowded streets. Take an interactive guided tour of the city with the help of our Skyline Concierges, available to answer any questions you might have about New York’s long and storied history. And don’t leave without stopping by the One Mix bar for a glass of celebratory prosecco and one last look toward the horizon. See for yourself why One World Observatory is truly An Experience Above.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from €36.28
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 4 min walk
  • Cortlandt St • 5 min walk
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takoosh
New York City, NY9 contributions
WOW
Oct 2021
Luis Santana was great, and Emma was an expert guide. The NYC views were unforgettable. NYC buildings are the temple of world capitalism, that survive temporary and mediocre political leaders.
Written 16 October 2021
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Pismoexpert
Arroyo Grande, CA99 contributions
DONT MISS THIS!!
We have been to the top of Chrysler building and Empire State building and this experience far exceeded both of those. When you enter the elevator instead of being inside an enclosed space with not much to look at you get to see what the New York and Manhattan area look like Over the decades of people settling there it’s quite remarkable. Then when you get to the top you were taken into an area where you watch street scenes of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. I highly suggest when you are in this particular area that you soak it all In because The magic is just about to begin. We had one gentleman that was behind us who seem to be in a hurry to try to pass us but when he looked ahead he could tell that there was no way to go around because an employee had us all stopped to watch the Street Scenes. As soon as the street scenes stop the entire wall rolls up and you are greeted with the most magical and amazing vista of the New York and far off in the distance views it’s simply magical and brought tears to both my husband and I eyes
Written 14 October 2021
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Mark B
1 contribution
Would love to get credit back as it was a waste on money
Big waste of money. Not worth it. Went on Sunday afternoon as there was really no crowds and too have to spend additional money on top of admission charge not worth it
Written 13 October 2021
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nealp19078
Lincoln Park, NJ92 contributions
Awesome 360-degree views of the metro-NYC area!
Oct 2021
I have toured the OWO multiple times. I would not purchase a priority ticket since there is no priority line. The elevator ride is approximately 40-seconds as the LCD panels display the history of NYC. Therefore, if you prefer to take pictures/videos, use it as your ride ascends to the observatory.
I purchased the iPad one time & did not have an issue with it.
There was an excellent tour guide at the North Collage (no extra purchase)) for about 15-20 minutes- very informative.
I did enjoy the 360-degree views.

I did not purchase food inside; yet, I did goto the Gift Shop- if you purchase your ticket online- you may save money on gifts.

Opposed to the NBC Top of the Rock & The Empire State Building, the OWO is inside- perfect for colder/inclement weather.

NOTE: If you take the NYC-Metro (Subway) I took the A-train (blue), I departed Penn Station (34th St) to go Downtown & get off at the West 4th St & Washington Square exit. Next, I had to wait for the E-train (Blue) (not a long wait) to the World Trade Center stop.
Written 11 October 2021
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amyhernandez28
Melbourne, FL16 contributions
Loved it!
Beautiful views of the city. Informative presentation! My family loved the experience. The presenter, Mike was top notch.
Written 11 October 2021
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Happiness43371
1 contribution
Worth seeing once
Oct 2021
View was incredible. However, there was really no one explaining anything to us when we arrived. And we paid for i-pad rental, but the i-pad was clunky to carry around and not very user-friendly. We couldn't tell if all of the highlighted sights had information to review on each building, but it didn't seem that each one did. When we would attempt to "click" on a building highlighted, frequently no further information was displayed. Seemed like a big waste of the money to rent the i-pad. Was happy to visit it once, but had greater expectations and were a bit disappointed for the price.Still appreciated the historical significance of the construction of the building in general.
Written 11 October 2021
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Ed P
2 contributions
Great view, but expensive with no perks
Oct 2021 • Family
The view is spectacular but the price is quite expensive. Plus they do not give you anything extra unless you pay for it. I wish there was more explanations or maps to show you what is on the view. But because they want to sell you extra a tablet then there is nothing. Disappointing for the price. The elevator is a stunningly fast but you cannot tail because you cannot see outside.
Written 10 October 2021
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Erinn K
1 contribution
This was lame
Oct 2021 • Friends
Don’t bother with this observatory. There is no outdoor option. Go to the Edge Observatory or the Empire State Building. Tickets are highly overpriced for the experience that is offered.
Written 10 October 2021
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Antonio A
1 contribution
Amazing, past and present!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Had an amazing time from beginning to end. It was truly a lovely sight to see 360 degrees of the city. It also touches me deeply to be in this building when I remember spending many times in the original World Trade Center tower. I’ll be back! Highly recommend it!
Written 7 October 2021
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Brenda C
2 contributions
Do NOT waste your money
Oct 2021 • Friends
First of all there was no line to skip. We went up in the elevator which was a cool ride with video for about a minute. When we got off we saw another quick video and then was sent to a guy that checked my ticket which was all inclusive so he handed me an iPad type device with no information. You were supposed to click on the direction and it will show you which building are landmarks. This floor was round and only one place had directions marked. I have no idea why all directions were not marked N, S, E and W. I couldn’t ever figure out where I was at. It was useless and heavy to carry around. The views were great but I had already gotten great views in the Empire State Bldg. Do yourself a favor and save your money in this one. Not worth it! I feel like they ripped me off!
Written 6 October 2021
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One World Observatory is open:
  • Thu - Mon 11:00 - 19:00
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