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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 #13 of 831 attractions in New York City
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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Don't bother with anything else the ROCK gives the best views. We pre-booked out tickets and got straight in, so no long ques. you also have a photo opportunity here and they email you the picture within 48 hours. You had views of Central Park and the NY Skyline

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fort worth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

While this seems a bit expensive for an elevator ride it's pretty amazing. The views are breathtaking, you can look at the pictures but it's nothing like actually experiencing it. Sunset is a great time to go.

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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Spectacular! The views were amazing, of both downtown, midtown and uptown. There was no crowding or pushing and you have three levels from which to breath in the city. Just fantastic.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent. Queues were very well managed due to a time slot system being used. 360deg view available from 2 tiers at no extra cost. Skyline very good also excellent view of Empire State Building

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A bit pricey but well worth and unforgettable. Wonderful pictures. At least we did not wait the 6 hours at the Empire State building. Thanks

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very well organised! Bought tickets ahead of time and when we showed up we went pretty much straight up. All very well organised. Staff super friendly. Views are just AMAZING of course!! We went in the evening just as the lights were coming on which is just perfect - would highly recommend! And of course as it's not the Empire... More

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Leeds, England
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99 reviews 99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a self guided tour with a visitor center before the elevator up the 67 floors. The views are superb, its a must do when in NY.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Top Of The Rock and the top of the Empire State Building both while in NYC last week, and although the latter was iconic to visit & spectacular in it's own right, Top Of The Rock without a doubt offers the better views. We didn't pre book, we simply turned up & after a brief security check we... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop in NY and it was so good we went back a second time to see it by night! Once we'd worked out where to get the tickets (it's a big place) it was easy. No queue at all in the afternoon, we should've gotten there sooner for the night visit as we missed the sunset... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We did this instead of the Empire State and it was much better. Great views, not too crowded and easy to book. Definitely worth booking in advance. We went at 12 noon and it was a great time to go. Very good organisation.

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