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Walkin' Broadway

1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, Times Square Museum & Visitors Center official tour, New York City, NY
212.997.5004
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Ranked #87 of 523 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Walkin' Broadway™ has the visitors to Times Square dancing in the streets!This is the best of both worlds: A personable, knowledgeable guide AND the... more » Owner description: Walkin' Broadway™ has the visitors to Times Square dancing in the streets!This is the best of both worlds: A personable, knowledgeable guide AND the music and recorded narration of a first class audio tour.There is no better place to hear the facts and stories of Broadway’s history, architecture, music, and humor.While personally guided through the Great White Way, the entire tour is broadcast to your own headset so you can follow each beat of the music and hear every word. The music is direct from the Broadway cast recordings. The recorded voices are recorded exclusively for Walkin’ Broadway by some of the greatest legends, performers and luminaries as well as the backstage guys and gals who make Broadway the center of the entertainment world! « less
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Bronx, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not a huge musical fan, but wanted to check this out, because as a native New Yorker, it intrigued me. I was delighted with my tour guide Laura, an aspiring Broadway star (she will get there!), whose thoroughness impressed me, We were able to enjoy insights not normally readily available as well. all in all, highly recommended, and well worth... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

It's great to hear from a native New Yorker, and I'm pleased that you chose Walkin' Broadway for your trip down the Great White Way. Broadway is just waiting for Laura Nell to hit the stage! In the meantime she is impressing us all with her fantastic skills and knowledge of Broadway - we put especial importance on giving you... More

Pickering, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our guide Raina was extremely knowledgeable about her incredible city's theatre district and fully entertaining while describing it! My husband and I are major theatre buffs and have seen most of the major shows on Broadway. This time we actually felt like we learned so much about the theatres themselves; who performed in them in the past; and a ton... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Wow, you said it all! And coming from a theatre buff too. It was a good idea to stick close to Raina - she sure can sing! We are very proud of her abilities and you can see how it takes real talent to bring the many elements of Walkin' Broadway together. Broadway always has more to tell even after... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Our visit in New York couldn't have been complete with out this tour, it was just so much fun to walk the streets of New York with our awesome hosts', the sights were great as we had our pictures taken in most of them by our hostes, she also added trivia in to the tour and make sure that we... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

So glad we could complete your visit! Times Square really is a must-see, and we've worked hard to create a first-class script with audio enhancement that completes the Broadway experience by bringing it to life. We're proud of our talented guides and the fun they bring to the show - and what a great photo! I can tell you're having... More

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The guide Laura (& Breanna) were grets. Very helpful and full of enthusiasm. We visited some great sites and I learnt a lot about Broadway. Would certainly do this tour again.

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

And now you're Broadway experts! We're proud of our enthusiastic guides and their ability to make the facts hit home with the tour's researched script and innovative audio enhancement. Nothing like a fun and unique experience to help us learn about America's entertainment capital. Thanks for joining us! Sincerely, Don Frantz, Co-Producer of Walkin' Broadway More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The tour and Raina were delightful. Raina shared interesting back story and history of the area in addition to juicy tidbits about past shows. I have been to Broadway several times and completely missed great spots and landmarks. Having taken this tour will add more meaning to future visits. I highly recommend it!

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Raina is a talented guide and I am glad to hear that she brought Broadway to life for you! We believe that the combination of an experienced guide, a researched script, and unique audio enhancement provide an experience that transforms Times Square before your eyes (and ears!). There's always more meaning to be discovered on Broadway and I encourage you... More

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

during the tour i learned a lot about musical theaters in new york. Our guide showed us some interesting places like the great Art-Deco Cafe Edison which i would never have found myself. i enjoyed the tour very much.

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you found some of Broadway's hidden wonders! That's the 'backstage' element we bring to the tour along with the script, audio enhancement, and talented guides that we believe make Walkin' Broadway a unique experience. I hope the tour inspired you to look for more of New York City's gems, and hope you can come back soon!... More

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I totally recommend this activity. The personal headsets make the audio portion of the tour a breeze, especially with all the traffic noises in the city. My guide was very knowledgeable, personable, and interactive! I learned a lot of Broadway history and was proud of the Broadway facts I did know. Thanks!

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

And we were proud to have you on the tour! It's always great to have enthusiastic folks on the tour, and the guides love it! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the immersive experience that our unique audio enhancement provides: together with our researched script and audience interaction, it makes an experience like no other. Thanks for joining us on... More

Newtown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

So it started off a little shaky by having technical difficulty and we could not hear the music and the tidbits of information; Raina offered us to change to a different tour/day/time, however that is not feasible for most visitors as we had dinner and show reservations. That being said, Raina turned around the shaky start and she took over... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Yes, Raina is talented and quick on the draw! I apologize for the technical difficulties, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it anyway. Feel free to come back for a free tour next time you're in town. As for the equipment, we had it ready to go by the very next tour and we do not foresee this being... More

Laguna Beach, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Walkin' Broadway was definitely one of the highlights of our NYC trip! Laura Nell enthusiastically took us around the heart of Broadway with the use of wonderful audio headphones. Broadway stars tell anecdotes about the people and theaters as Laura Nell interjects with more fabulous stories and music (by the way, Laura Nell has an amazing voice!) My 11 year... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Isn't it great to hear the stars tell their own stories? We think that those stories, the wonderful headphones and our talented guides like Laura Nell make our tour one-of-a kind! All the best of luck to your budding Broadway star! We can't wait to dance with you again! Don Frantz, Co-Producer of Walkin' Broadway More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Laura Nell gave a fantastic tour of broadway theaters providing music, dancing, and fun facts throughout the broadway/Times Square area. Wish we had more time to do it again. Laura Nell had lots of enthusiasm and her theater background shines through. Fun, fun, fun!

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

We wish you had time to do it again too! Laura Nell certainly has a way of making our carefully researched script come to life with our unique audio accompaniment and a little help form tour groups like yours. Join us anytime for more fun! Safe travels and come see us again soon, Don Frantz, Co-Producer of Walkin' Broadway More

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