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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
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Its a great historical landmark to visit specially if your a fan of the paranormal or just like spooky places. When there on a wet November day with some friends and just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Its a great historical landmark to visit specially if your a fan of the paranormal or just like spooky places. When there on a wet November day with some friends and just imagining the people back then traveling in this kind of weather transported me back in time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Has so much meaning to me...my ancestors having entered through this port. Went to see where I had paid to put my father's name on the stone wall and in the book during the fundraiser to refurbish some of the island in 1976.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

To think I wasn't going to visit this museum! Amazing museum, really educative, tells you all about the origins of New York, I would definitely recommend if you're a history buff and I would go back again! Don't miss the portraits of Immigrants as they arrive on the 2nd floor! Striking and interesting photographs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was about my 4th visit to Ellis Island and I learn something new every time I go! With a little bit of research, you can find many different aspects of things to do on the Island, depending on your time frame. If you decide to stay on the fully restored side, try to get there for an on-the-hour walking... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Most of the artifacts were not available due to damage from Sandy. Instead the exhibits were large standup displays. The audio tour was full of interesting information but a bit confusing when mentioning items that we not on display. If you are with a child you may want to do the children's audio tour with them to help them navigate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit on a hot New York day. Hurricane Sandy took out important electrical components and a lot of the exhibits have been removed to protect them against the elements. Sad we could not see them. Fun to check out if relatives came through for $7.00.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited after the Statue of Liberty and honestly is super worth it! Tons and tons of history. Unfortunately, they had a lot of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and most of the exhibits are empty... Im sure once restored will be amazing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I'm glad I went but it was pretty boring. A lot of the artifacts are missing because of a hurricane that happened in 2012 (not sure what is taking to long). It's mostly pictures and nothing else. They could make this place a lot cooler than it is. You also have to pay to look up family members.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very boring . New York is a good place to have fun and it is a nice place to visit . But it does not have so much to offer in the field of history and museum . If you really have a free day And nothing else to do , consider seeing this museum otherwise , anything else would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A valuable experience for anyone interested in exploring American history and the origins of our cultures. Well-designed museum is currently missing some exhibit components due to climate-control system problems, and the very good 30-minute movie on the Island's history is marred by excessively cold temperatures in the theater, but otherwise a valuable learning experience

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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