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Ranked #1 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Art Museums

The beautiful Fifth Avenue mansion and art collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849 - 1919) is one of New York City's finest cultural gems.  The museum... an intimate... more »

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Ranked #2 of 858 attractions in New York City
Owner description: Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah.... more » Owner description: Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. « less
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Ranked #3 of 858 attractions in New York City
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Owner description: Escape the Room is a fun, real life game taking place in an office in Midtown, New York City. While it looks like any other... more » Owner description: Escape the Room is a fun, real life game taking place in an office in Midtown, New York City. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it's actually a mystery puzzle. Find the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and "Escape the Room." You have 60 minutes, so be quick! Come with your friends, family and coworkers and have a great time. « less
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Ranked #4 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #5 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Operas; Performances
The Met opened in 1883 and is one of the most famous opera houses in the country today.
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Ranked #6 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
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Ranked #7 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances

The Lion King - Official Website (866) 870-2717 Minskoff Theatre     1515 Broadway     at 45th Street     New York City Box Office Hours:     Monday-Saturday 10AM - 8PM... more »

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Ranked #8 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Art Museums; Museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest encyclopedic art museum in the world under a single roof.  Over 2 million art works from all periods and cultures are found in this... more »

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Ranked #9 of 858 attractions in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Extending from 59th to 110th streets between 5th and 8th avenues [Central Park West], Central Park is one of the iconic sights of New York City.  While it may appear to be a... more »

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Ranked #10 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
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Ranked #11 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Operas; Performances
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Ranked #12 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Owner description: From Grammy Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new... more » Owner description: From Grammy Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner JERRY MITCHELL. With a sensational new score, knockout dancing and a spectacularly uplifting story, KINKY BOOTS is the must-see musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out! « less
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Ranked #13 of 858 attractions in New York City
Owner description: The epic musical that's captured the hearts of millions is back on Broadway! LES MISERABLES has returned to Broadway's... more » Owner description: The epic musical that's captured the hearts of millions is back on Broadway! LES MISERABLES has returned to Broadway's Imperial Theatre in an acclaimed new production that has audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MIZ is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More", and "On My Own", this breathtaking new Broadway production has left the critics awestruck, hailing it "A LES MIZ FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!" (The Huffington Post) « less
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Ranked #14 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Museums
Owner description: Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Artifacts from the RecoveryStunning Images by Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary... more » Owner description: Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Artifacts from the RecoveryStunning Images by Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson. "Rare Photos" (New York Times) are displayed, some in lifelike 3D installations, as well as remnants & rare video. Guests may pick up and hold World Trade Center artifacts. Daily 2-hour tours in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Benefits 9/11 Charity. "Incredible Images" says Fox News Channel. Known worldwide as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York." The "first stop" before heading to visit the 9/11 Memorial Fountains. « less
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Ranked #15 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Lookouts

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 1933, it consisted of the 69th... more »

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Ranked #16 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Broadway is famous as the pinnacle of the American theatre industry. This district is known for its abundance of theatres. Many of theatres have been in use for over 50 years! The... more »

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Ranked #17 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to... more » Owner description: Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. « less
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Ranked #18 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters; Performances; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Tours
Owner description: Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, and... more » Owner description: Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera House!Go behind the scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen.Each tour is unique, and you never know what might happen. You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star!Whether you’re just visiting New York City and want a glimpse of performing arts history, or you’re a Lincoln Center regular who wants to see your favorite venues from a new perspective, a guided tour will bring you closer to the world’s premier performing arts center. « less
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Ranked #19 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Owner description: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture... more » Owner description: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and so many more. « less
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Ranked #20 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Art Museums; Religious Sites
Owner description: Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of sections of French medieval monasteries, offers an... more » Owner description: Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of sections of French medieval monasteries, offers an extensive collection of statues, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries. « less
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Ranked #21 of 858 attractions in New York City
Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center bears solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of... more » Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center bears solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The Museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and those who acted with extraordinary compassion in the aftermath. Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life. « less
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Ranked #22 of 858 attractions in New York City
Owner description: The iconic underdog story ROCKY has inspired an innovative new stage production, brought to extraordinary life by a five-time... more » Owner description: The iconic underdog story ROCKY has inspired an innovative new stage production, brought to extraordinary life by a five-time Tony Award(R)-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, the Oscar(R)-winning Best Picture). « less
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Ranked #23 of 858 attractions in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Libraries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six... more » Owner description: Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books. « less
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Ranked #24 of 858 attractions in New York City
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Ranked #25 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
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Ranked #26 of 858 attractions in New York City
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Ranked #27 of 858 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
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Ranked #28 of 858 attractions in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Sports Complexes
Owner description: Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The... more » Owner description: Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown. « less
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Ranked #29 of 858 attractions in New York City
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Ranked #30 of 858 attractions in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Parks
Owner description: The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. The park features lush... more » Owner description: The High Line is an elevated railway transformed into a public park on Manhattan's West Side. The park features lush horticulture, artworks, seasonal food vendors, community programing, and unique views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. The High Line runs between Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. « less
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