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Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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$100.00*
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$149.00*
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Midtown
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+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

We bought the VIP passes because the line can be very long. We still waited an hour with the VIP pass. Bring a jacket, it is chilly up there... even in July!

Thank jalee07
Reviewed yesterday

Don´t be scared by the long lines outside the building. The NYC effectiveness is ever so present here. The line is much shorter than it seems. And the view is well worth the wait. A must when in NYC.

Thank Dagfinn B
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful view of New York city from 86th floor of Empire state building. Life time experience. One must visit

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Thank Asim_Samanta
Reviewed yesterday

We bought the tickets online and this was definitely a good decision. You get in much faster. The good thing is that you are not tied to a specific time slot, therefore you can enter whenever you have the time on that day. You'll be...More

Thank Clarita M
Reviewed yesterday

it was fun to go through the Empire State Building and view the city from the top. The views were great and we got awesome photo's. It was worth the time to see this attraction.

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Thank S7957PItimc
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This is Worlds best Architecture,very useful data of stock used , security personals were doing good job.

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Thank sanjaybalid
Reviewed yesterday

I know that is New York but way too high price to go up there can Believe that it cost the same to go to a SixFlags park and the same there at least the kids should be free

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Thank Juan B
Reviewed yesterday

Great experience, something that has to be done in NYC but far too expensive. Cost us double the entry at the 1 World Trade Center observatory and Rockefeller Centre.

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Thank ramckillop
Reviewed yesterday

We visited in December about 11 o clock at night. No queues and an amazing view. Glad we visited top of the rock in the day, and this one at nighttime.

Thank loopyc
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The Empire State Building is one of those iconic tourist spots that you just have to do when you visit New York. Everyone knows about it and everyone has seen it in countless films. The views from the top are great as you can see...More

Thank Jon_JWalking
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Ali M
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Ali M., Thank you for your inquiry. All tickets to our Observatory for kids under 6 are free. We look forward to your visit! – Empire State Building
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AMucci
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi AMucci, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that you will need to join our ticketing line when you arrive and present your City Pass to our ticketing agent, who will then provide you with a physical ticket to our... More
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884AlieshaJ
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi 884AlieshaJ, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note sunset does tend to be among our busiest times. We recommend allowing at least two hours for your visit and slightly more if you will be visiting both the main deck and... More
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