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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 #14 of 863 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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Edinburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Had per booked tickets for a date and a 6.05pm slot. Still took us more than an hour to get to the deck and an hour to get back down again. Two lifts working, not clever. Meant we missed out on out daytime/evening view that we'd hoped for. Still fantastic views.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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88 reviews 88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We found the view and the overall feeling much better than Empire State Building. The fact that we could book. A timeslot and not having to stand in line was a great idea, and the overall feeling was just a lillte bit more classy than ESB. There are 3 decks with really good space and you can walk from one... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great views. Go early. We arrived at 8:30 for a 9:00 tour on a Saturday. There were no lines and few crowds. The views were impressive but none of the tour guides at the top knew what we were looking at. Strange.

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Manchester UK
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179 reviews 179 reviews
31 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is The place to view all of Manhattan from 68 floors. The whole experience was unforgettable. I heartily recommend all visitors to take the journey to the Top of The Rock

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

hated the queues, although our New York pass helped us cut the waiting times. The views over the city and Central Park were magnificent, probably better views than the Empire State. We've got some wonderful pictures from the top decks.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The view was fabulous. We had a clear day and could see the Statue of Liberty as well as all of Central Park. Great addition to our vacation.

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Gatineau, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First off, I did not do the Top of the Rock, my wife did so this review is her recollection. It is a bit pricey for sure but at the same time, for the breathtaking view of New York you get from the top, it's totally worth it. My wife enjoyed it immensely even though the wait was a lot... More

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Had night time photo's taken, they are totally amazing. The staff were totally fab. They fast tracked the whole wedding party straight up to the top in our own lift. They made the Bride & Groom feel very special. Thank you. Brides Mum

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Beirut, Lebanon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We were not dissapointed at all. Book your ticket just before sunset, so you could experience New York both during day and night, and catch a view of the sunset. It might get busy at certain times, so the good spots will be filled. This is the best view of New York, make sure to enjoy the elevator ride on... More

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went up at 11 pm - great view and not a lot of people. Order tickets in advance an skip the line. Goes 60 something floors in just 45 sec.

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