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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 859 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is your best option if you are looking for a sky high view of the city. This was much less crowded than the Empire State Building and in my opinion offered a better view. The observation deck offers some great photo opportunities with either the skyline or Central Park in the background. We paid around $25 each for tickets... More

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Amarillo TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went a while back so I am late writing this review. It was simply amazing ! The elevator ride was the most interesting elevator ride I have ever taken ! And the view from the top was breath taking !! Would love to do it again and see the Freedom Tower in the distance. When I was there -... More

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Brooks, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Be sure to purchase your ticket and then you don't have to wait in line. We went around 9:00 PM and the top was nice and quiet. Not rushed, not crowded and offered great night time views of Manhattan and Empire State.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I heard the lines were shorter, so we tried it. Paid online the night before and got a set time. We were able to walk right up....no long lines. The views were fantastic...three deck levels!

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Frisco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We first planned to go on a Thursday evening around 7:30 PM so we could see a day view and the sunset and night view. When we got there, the tickets were all sold out for anytime before 10pm. It seem crazy crowded so we were directed to the ticket place to go in line since we were allowed to... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

In my opinion this view is the best of NYC from the air. I went about 5pm waited maybe 10 mins to get to the top and I could see everything from Central Park to Statue of Liberty in the distance. I also did Empire State building (which was not as nice since it is enclosed and 2.5 hr wait).... More

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Camberley Surrey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best view of New York - especially Empire State Building. Could have stayed up there for hours - would be great place for a cafe or bar. Fab lift - you can see up the lift shaft. Lots of space to walk around on 3 levels. Don't miss it!

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Creve Coeur, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had free tickets in our CityPass book, highly recommend getting one!! We got there around 9am and the views were spectacular!! The line was literally nonexistent. We waited for a few minutes to board the elevator, but that was it! The elevator ride up was fun, clear ceiling to see the floors as you go up, nice video to... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

You won't find a better view in NYC. Do this by day and the Empire by night. You can see Central Park from the top in daylight. 10/10. You might also see Jimmy Fallon rocking wound the Rock too.

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Fortaleza, CE
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

one of the best views of new york city, is a "must do" if you are goint to new york, my tip is, try to go in a time where you can see the sunset!

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