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Grand Central Terminal
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Ranked #7 of 1,120 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York City. Opened to the public in 1913, this historic train terminal is a world-famous landmark in Midtown. Its rich history is a story of immense wealth and great engineering. Grand Central is one of the busiest train stations in the world, with approximately 750,000 visitors every day. It is the home of Metro-North Railroad, a subway station, iconic restaurants, shops, and the world's most alluring Apple Store. Some of the highlights to see along your tour of Grand Central include the opal-faced clock, valued at $20 million, above the Information Booth, the Largest Tiffany Glass Clock in the World below the 48-foot, 1500-ton Transportation statue overlooking 42nd Street at Park Avenue, and the mystifying acoustics of the Whispering Gallery in front of the Oyster Bar and Restaurant. Audio and guided tours are available for those with a passion for history. More information regarding tours and ways to plan your visit can be found on the Grand Central Terminal website.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 12, 2013

A place you have to visit and whilst it is only a railway station it is unique and definitely worth a visit just to imagine the Eliot Ness scene in the film.
The grandeur of the place is something special .
Had lunch at a Chinese takeaway in the basement which was unexpectedly tasty and cheap.

Thank ianboardman64
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Grand Central Terminal was one of the places I really wanted to visit on my recent trip to NYC. The place is huge. The main causeway is very grand with an amazing ceiling. If you have some time explore the place, there's great places to eat and some very yummy cake shops. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This part of New York City history was very impressive. The activity was electric and I thought it was beautifully restored.

Thank define1
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We managed to get on a local train that came into Grand Central Terminal rather than Penn Station, which was a fantastic way to first see it - you come out of a dark tunnel and into the amazing space of the main concourse.

It feels more like a cathedral than a train station, with the size and glamour of the place.

We had our last lunch in Michael Jordan's, which was well worth it to be able to sit in the terminal building and wonder at it for longer than usual.

Thank MeganJRoberts
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

If your taking the subway or staying downtown, take a look at where the trains meet. Take a moment to grasp how many people have walked here and pass thru here every day. New York City means subway, and this is where it all meets.

Thank Dale G
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