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Top of the Rock Observation Deck

30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212 698 2000
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Ranked #15 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description: The Top of the Rock Observation Decks only re-opened late 2005. This is nowhere near as crowded as the Empire State Building. Initially opened in... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Don't worry about the Empire State! Buy a timed ticket online for the early morning and get here before the crowds. You get an amazing outdoor view of Central Park on one side, and the Empire State on the other. There are 3 levels, it's best to go straight up to the top level and take photos there as most... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 9.30am and were admitted straight away. The views, especially over Central Park and down to the Freedom Tower were excellent, with 3 different levels open to the air. It was good to look across to the Empire State and we think that this was better than the Empire State looking across to us, with an impeded view... More

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Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Was really enjoyable. Did not have that long of a wait and not near the security to go through as other New York destinations. The elevator up was fun and the views from the top were great. I would definitely do this again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It gives you a great overview of Manhattan skyscrapers, the staff was nice and tentative which is not that common in new York.

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Brisbane Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had a New York City Pass which meant that we could bypass all the queues. That was great. Sadly on the day that we visited the Top of the Rock it was very cloudy, so the long distance view was a little obscured but it was still well worth the visit.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful building from which you can see every New York landmark. Much better than Empire State. Disliked nothing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Easy access, great views through Perspex rather than metal fences. Generally a much nice experience.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A tourist must-do but even locals agree its the best views of the city. Get a clear day and the view is spectacular. Do it!

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Top of the Rock is a must do. The view is more clear than the Empire State Building. There are 3 levels you can stand outside and view from. The very top one does not have glass or barriers which makes for beautiful, crystal clear, unobstructed photos. Book your reservation time online before you go. They will not let you... More

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Beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

you can see all new york from above.. nice view.. not much to do.. the picture that you can pay for it at the entrance they will only send it to you by email..

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