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Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118 (Manhattan)
+1 212-736-3100
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Ranked #80 of 858 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.M. Until 2 a.M. Daily. Our 86th and... more » Owner description: The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.M. Until 2 a.M. Daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.M. Until 9 p.M.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.M. Until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them! « less
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I loved this experience. NY is a great place, but it's even better from the top of this building . Although now not the tallest in the world, but definitely it's an icon and a great landmark. Even the gift shop on top had loads of stuff, at affordable prices. This visit should not missed, but make it a point... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I visited during july 4th weekend, lot of people, good surrounding place to shop and eat, timesquare is by walking distance and it's fun. Must go but price to go up in empire state building is high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

To visit such a big city in New York with sooooo many people it's amazing. The only downfall was it was under construction.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Go on a weekday when there are no lines. It's an amazing experience. The views are awesome and even if you're a little afraid of heights it's not to be missed.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

To enjoy here try to reach there earliest in the morning. There seems like there is long queues every time of the day. The tickets include a night ride up so don't go there the last day and miss the free night wathing New York from top.

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Linkoping, Sweden, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went there at 11pm and bought tickets to the NYC Skyride on the street from a guy who was so nice we feared we had been tricked out of our money. $276 incl tax isn't cheap (4 people). The Skyride is a lame virtual helicopter ride, a warm-up before you go to the 86th floor. It features Kevin Bacon... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Totally loved our visit here and i got engaged at the top of it so i have special memories here :) however BUY FAST TRACK!. We waited 2 and a half hours to get to the top. Squeeze in to see the view as much as you can as you have to fight for views. really make the most of... More

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Gambler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I have been to empire state building during labor day weekend. The weather was good and on top of it the view was amazing. You can see enitre New York city from top of the world. Please purchase tickets online if possible. I took tickets for 86th Observatory Desk (Costs $29 per adult. Kids under 3 are free.) and it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We arrived at about lunch time. Just prior to going in to queue we were accosted by a ticket man who said the queue was well over an hour long and we should pay extra to queue jump. We went in and found it was only 40 minutes long. When we got to the top the views were amazing. We... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Go see! It's absolutely a must. Very iconic, and worth the "disney like" line.. You will see the entire city from the top, its beautiful

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