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Review of Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock
Ranked #5 of 1,216 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Was in a dilemma as to whether to do The Rock or Empire State Building. The Rock is a fairly unremarkable building but the advantage over the the Empire State Building is that you can see the Empire State Building from The Rock and not missing anything by not seeing the Rockefeller Building in your panoramic view. (If that's not too confusing!) Were able to book tickets for @ 1hr later and the view is superb. Not too packed to get a good vantage point and staff are courteous and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Thank DMcC27b
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Make sure you book in advance if you want to visit the Observation Deck at a particular time. We elected to go at sunset. It was worth seeing the city skyline in daylight and then watch all the city lights come on.

1  Thank Diana R
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Signage I felt was poor as you approach and arrive at the building as to where to go for tickets.

We arrived at about 16:30 followed the crowds to the ticket office but after queuing was told that they were full and no longer selling tickets for that day. Again a screen/sign outside indicated this would have been helpful and could easily be automated as a countdown for tickets still available for that day a lot of unhappy tired people we will come back but with vip tickets bought online.

Lobby of the building is impressive and the staff we did speak to very Loire and helpful.

Despite the frustration looking forward to coming back. Assume it was the clear weather and approaching sunset that made it so busy at the time that they ran out of availability.

Thank woodford9
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

You can’t miss this out if visiting NYC. Epic views. We went at sunset and it was beautiful.

We booked in advance online. When we turned up the queue to buy tickets at the desk was huge. Thankfully we could go straight up as we had pre-booked. If you do go at sunset then expect it to be very busy up there

1  Thank Dave F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The buildings in New York are amazing and this one is definitely worth the visit. The view are fabulous and gives you an amazing perspective of The Empire State Building as well.

Thank bradndeb2016
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