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Grand Central Terminal
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Grand Central Indoor Food Tour
Ranked #7 of 1,151 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This place is like a city within the city! It has amazing architecture! You can stand in one spot and just stare at the ceilings for about half an hour and just awwww in the coolness of it. The food court is extensive. So check it out and wander around!

Thank NewTravelerSD
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

On the first night of our arrival to New York, we walked from our Hotel in Midtown and happened upon this beautiful building. Grand Central was lit up beautifully, highlighting the amazing cast iron eagle and whole facade at the main entrance, on 42nd street.
The main concourse is spectacular and the ceiling has an astronomical theme, there is so much to see from an architectural point of view, that it would be well worth doing a walking tour of this building, this is also covered by the New York Pass.
Grand Central is a very busy hub, not just with commuters coming and going, but with many tourists.
There are various shops and eateries also within the building.
A must see destination in New York.

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Went a couple of times during our stay but amazed on a Saturday visit to see wedding couples popping up among the crowd of commuters and travellers. Surreal. The audio tour was very interesting giving explanation to this fabulous place. Great WiFi hot spot in the Apple store on the concourse and great fast food downstairs.

Thank DeeGeeEmm
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I am thankful to the other TA people who wrote about taking the self guided tour of Grand Central Terminal. It took just a little over an hour because we took our time, and would always choose the green button at each stop to learn just a little bit more.

The best part was near the Oyster room. The architect built this room (I don't remember if it was deliberate or not) whereby you stand facing the corner while a friend stands facing the opposite corner. You speak to the wall, and the sound carries up and over the ceiling to your friend. The conversation is clear as a bell!

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Whether you've seen it in movies, in video games or on TV, the stunning architecture of Grand Central Station blows your mind...

And yet we weren't even going anywhere... But we did stop for crepes and coffee and to take a lot of pictures.

Thank Simon W
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