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“Not overly impressed.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock Observation Deck
30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY (Midtown)
212 698 2000
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Ranked #4 of 1,633 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
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“Not overly impressed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Did not really like it - night city view was not fantastic, sunset was killed by cloudy skies. Not really worth a visit unless you're a keen addict to city views.

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“No words to explain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

One of the best scenes you can ever see. See the entire NY skyline without a hassle. You can also see the majestic empire state building and other towers around. If you’re there in winter, make sure you have good protective cloths as it can be very cold in here. A must see place in NY city tour.

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“Spectacular City View at Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We went to the Top of the Rock in the evening and were rewarded with spectacular views of the city lights! The ride up in the elevator is interesting too- with the elevator ceiling seeming to disappear and replaced by a light show as you ascend the tower!
The only downside is the rather abrasive staff- barking orders to move along, line up, etc. They seem to have forgotten that the tourists are paying customers!

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“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The lines were far shorter than we experienced at the Empire State Building, the staff were much more friendly, and the view equal or better. Highly recommend for anyone who is visiting the area.

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“Excellent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I have always done the Empire State Building but this was recommended as being much better and I can see why! It was amazing. The views are so good from here and even though you are slightly lower than the ESB you just see so much more. Do not miss this one !

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