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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212 832 4555
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Ranked #57 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We have been to New York a couple of times so we wanted to do something different this time around. The tram was easy to find and you can easily use a metrocard to get on it. It was indeed a very good ride which afforded us great views. We stayed a bit on the island and took great pictures... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

as a NYC resident, it's not too often we go to places most visitors would go. the aerial tram to roosevelt island is a must whether you are a resident or not. it's one of a kind in the city. visitors would normally look up to view the buildings but in this case, you are almost in the eye level.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Although 'aerially cautious', we had read reviews of the FDR four freedoms park and the cable car to Roosevelt Island, so checked it out. Oh my goodness! Every tourist should make this trip (and not bother with Liberty and Ellis Islands)! The fare for the ride is covered by the weekly metrocard (and otherwise is a few dollars), and the... More

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We'll worth going across to Roosevelt Island even there is nothing really going on there but worth the ride!

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Midlands
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71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well within walking distance of Midtown Manhattan is a nice treat of the Roosevelt Tram, a trip their and back doesn’t take long and the views are fantastic.

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izmir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice to try it, interesting, you can see some part of NY from little above, you can try any time, short and easy trip to the island, pity that I have to go back immediately and did not find time to enjoy the traffic free island streets:)

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Quick Tram ride to Roosevelt Island which offers a great view and is something quite unique to do. Not much to do on the island so make note that this activity doesn't not take much time. Best thing to do is take in the view of the water.

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Westminster, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Though the ride is very short, the Roosevelt Island Tram is a great (and much less advertised) find in midtown Manhattan that affords some views you wouldn't see otherwise. The name is also somewhat misleading because it's more of a cable car than a tram. The Tram operates as its own MTA station so you can buy your regular tickets/passes... More

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Neath
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had come across the tram when researching our trip to New York and this stood out as being different. Commanding views over the East River, surprising how high you go, our tram was packed and it wasn't so easy to find an ideal picture taking spot as it was so busy. Works off the metro card, easy to use. Unlike... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As we were staying in LIC we decided to take the tram from Roosevelt Island to Manhatten. Great views and inexpensive got some great photos.

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