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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 858 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Top of the Rock was a very well-organised venue. The staff were extremely professional and helpful.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very cool experience, especially at night. Very well organised even when queues are long. Worth the wait

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although a shorter cousin to the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock offers spectacular views of New York from its observation decks. This is in no small part thanks to the amazing view of the Empire State Building itself! Either turn up very early, or pre-book your tickets as the line can grow alarmingly fast. Oh, and the... More

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Patterson, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My friend from Jersey took me to the Top of the Rock. We had a great time and saw incredible views....she actually was doing it for the first time too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great option for sightseers and photographers. We went at night which was amazing, but failed to realise that we would be able to see central park in the dark. You do get to see the Empire State bld from up here which is something that the Empire State observation deck obviously lacks. One downside is that the Chrysler Bld(my favourite)... More

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brownsburg,in
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Chose this over the Empire State building. Glad we did. Great 360 degree view. Can see all of Manhattan.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The top of the Rockefeller building gives visitors unforgettable views of the entire New York city. I would say that every tourist should not miss that experience. It was a long line getting the tickets, but it's so worth it. There are actually three different levels whereby you can enjoy different views and easily take great pics. Don't leave before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Love this place, always visit when in NYC, even if the cold nearly killed me this time. Bit of an issue when photographer wen t missing for 15 mins but we did go up very late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Go as it opens on a clear day. Get there just before the observation deck opens at 8 a.m. That way you get the views with very few other people there. For the best photos take the elevators up two further floors after the second lift. That top floor doesn't have glass between you and the view so no unwanted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a must on any traveller to new yorks wish list. We went up on a Saturday afternoon and it was bright sunshine and blue sky. The view of the Empire State Building is amazing and of course looking the other way you have Central Park. Unlike the Empire State Building one ticket allows you to go on all... More

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