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“History! Architecture! Food! Shopping! It's all here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal
42nd Street and Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
212-340-2583
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Ranked #16 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Opened in 1913, and one of America's busiest terminals, Grand Central boasts a wide array of shops and restaurants to serve the more than 500,000 travelers who pass through every day.
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“History! Architecture! Food! Shopping! It's all here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I love walking through Grand Central...you'll feel like you're in a 1940's movie. The halls are great for shopping and while most are stores you've seen elsewhere, there are a few more unique shopping options. The food hall is great just to see the variety of stuff and the lower level offers little food stands from local favorites. When I was there in December, there was a crafts market also going on in one of the halls and had local artisans selling high quality gifts just in time for Christmas.

Visited December 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you are visiting you should see it... period. But, it's busy and full of people hence the saying "like Grand Central". Enjoy it and then get out.

Visited February 2013
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“An absolute must!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Initially went in to catch an underground connection, and became fascinated with the place. The ceiling is incredible, and the history is amazing.
A real mix of bustling New Yorkers and tourists admiring the place. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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“Make sure you go there once....and eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just remember...It's FREE!

If you only go there for a meal...go there! The architecture, the restaurants, the very strange (yet cool Apple store, the clock above the information desk in the center - everything can wow you.

My advice, take a few hours - head in, grab a few pictures of the clock (Ever seen Madagascar? It's the one Melman the Giraffe ends up with stuck on his head!) and get the big American flag in the background. Then wander around the shops, including the very cool Apple store. Finish off be heading the lower levels and grab a piece of Cheesecake at Junior's.

Oh, and Skip the audio tour, there's too much boring audio commentary available in New York, enjoy the scenery and magic - don't be such a tourist!

Visited February 2013
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“Free Tour - check TimeOut magazine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Loved the tour we found in TimeOut magazine which is provided free of charge every Friday at 12:30pm. We learned so much about Grand Central and the surrounding area that was transformed from its build. The terminal itself is an amazing structure. Go check it out.

Visited February 2013
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