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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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This building is quite historical and the architecture reflects that. The surrounding views are fantastic, but we were not impressed by having to queue for so long (even though we had a New York pass).

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great view of this amazing city - central park from the air looks so different. You purchase tickets for an allocated time - so very well organised.

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Everyone wants to go up the Empire State building. Can't blame them, it's quite an experience but really, to get a good view of Manhattan and the Empire State Building the Top of the Rock is a great choice. The Top of the Rock is slightly lower in height than the Empire State but it offers a fantastic view of... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you want great views of the manhattan skyline, Top of the Rock is the place to go. Smaller queues than empire state and better views. Less busy, open air viewing so great for pictures. Views of central park and statue of liberty are excellent.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Patrick, our tour leader made this tour colourfull and very interesting, we had great time. Whole team working at this place was great, made us feel special. All the best for them. Go and visit this great place - sunset or night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The experience itself - as with most tourist oriented things - has the feel of cattle being herded. However getting up to the top makes for excellent viewing. A great way of getting the Empire State & WTC buildings into your photos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was my second trip to Top of the Rock. I bought my tickets online ahead of time and had a specific time to show up. Once we arrived we had no wait. Everything went smooth and the view is incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went with a friend from Texas and my daughter. The view were awesome. Easy to navigate, elevators if you couldn't do steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful day and we got amazing pictures of the panoramic view of the city. Select a day when it is sunny!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

a must see!! view of New York City wonderful. Best to get tickets in advance on busy weekends!! Loved all of Rockafeller Center and this was definately a highlight!!

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