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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 851 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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San Gabriel, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Top of the Rock had a great view and I would recommend it for anyone that wants to see a view of the city. I went during the day and at night but preferred the day because you could see more. Be aware that there are long lines to get in so plan accordingly.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to the top of the rock three times--seeing the view from both day and night. It is a little pricey, but the view is worth it. It is so much better than the view from the Empire State Building. Besides, on the top of the rock, one can see the famous Empire State Building. The timed tickets... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went to the Top of the Rock in the morning which was to our advantage. We beat the longer afternoon lines. Every person who worked in the building was fun and helpful. It was a great view for picture taking.

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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fun visual NYC experience,too noisy,too crowded,too much of a scene-but an absolute must for tourists and ocals.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Love the location for this observatory and the view. You also have about 2 levels. the Line was long but it moved pretty fast. Tip: It is best to go early in the morning like 7:45am by the door so you can see a great view of the sun rise. Tip: You CANNOT see Rockefeller center or the tree here,... More

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louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We came here with our NY Pass. The best advice came from the doorman. He said to schedule the tickets right before sunset and hang out for an hour or so, so you can see the sun set and the city all lit up. We went in early July and were told to get them around 7:45 pm. They tend... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow, we went to the top of the rock after a show at night and we're surprised to find such a queue. It didn't take too long though to get a ticket and be rocketing up to the observation deck. Took lots of amazing photos and enjoyed the breeze as it wax a hit night. Well worth the wait!

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Longueuil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very impressive view on top of this building. Well organized activity. The elevator climbs you at 67th floor as fast as 45 seconds approx! Must see in NY on a clear day.

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Warrawee, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the best observation deck - provides excellent views. Go first up in the morning to avoid the queues.

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Marathon, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Love NBC and it's connection to Rockefeller Center! We went early in the morning and were some of the first up - no lines!! There was a lot of great information presented on the way up! The views are impeccable! Definitely a place everyone should visit!

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