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Address: 5 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Phone Number: 518-474-2418

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Cool, but no entry on weekends great place for picture taking. Right next to the egg, across from museum

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
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Lapeer, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great aerial view of some magnificent city architecture! Which made for some great pictures. And it's free!

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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is well worth a stop. Although the windows weren't all that clean and clear, the views are phenomenal and the countryside is beautiful.

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ny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is great to go to the observation level and look around the whole area, picking out places you normally drive by. Especially nice when the leaves are displaying their fall colors.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We planned to go into the tower. After reading trip advisor reviews, we decided to call to see if it was open. Good thing we did....... The tower elevators were closed for maintenance . We were very disappointed.

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Albany, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You will need to show ID but you cannot do something better in Albany for free. If it is clear you can see a looooog way and there is interesting stuff to see.

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Albany NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you can get here when the Tower is open go on up for a wonderful panoramic view. Trouble is they are generally not open on the weekends, and you need ID to get in.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very tall building! Interesting displays in the lobby. They are modern and different. There is an observation deck however it was closed the day we were there. That was a bummer!

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ct
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Cool, but no entry on weekends great place for picture taking. Right next to the egg, across from museum

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Cohocton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The tower was closed every time we went there & had no hours posted on when it was open.. Very disappointed...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This building is connected to the Egg, Convention Center, and State Museum. Check out the Observation Deck. It's free and has a great view of Albany!

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