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“Lady Tour”
Review of Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
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Afternoon Statue of Liberty Tour with Pedestal Access
Ranked #16 of 1,093 things to do in New York City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Alpharetta, Georgia
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“Lady Tour”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

You get transportation to the island with the statue. You got a audio tour that was very comprehensive and self-paced. You got to walk around at your leisure. There were Park Rangers that told a more animated version of what you heard on audio available for tours. You need to get there very early to get a ticket to go up in the statue. We got there at 10 and our ticket time would've been 2 o'clock. Ellis Island was closed at the time of our tour so we didn't get there.
The smart thing we did was we took the boat to the statue island and then took the another boat to drop us at Manhattan. That avoided a bus cost.

Visited July 2013
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“Need to see....extra ticket for the Museum inside”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Was worth the trip but was a little disappointed in that Ellis Island was closed and you needed a special tick to enter the statue inside, which I'm note sure where you purchased. Notwithstanding, LL is a great icon and its history fascinating, which is detailed in the headsets that are available. Plan on a couple of hours, 20 minutes there and 20 minutes back with the difference on the grounds.

Visited September 2013
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Bendigo, Australia
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“Crown tour a must”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We pre booked our crown tour well in advance as tickets are limited daily. It was such an amazing experience and heading to the island on the ferry gave us a great view of what we were about to climb! Check in for the tour was quick and easy and the bonus is you get front of the line access which meant skipping past a huge line up of people.

The stairs up to the crown are very narrow and steep and you wouldn't want to be very wide or unfit. It was extremely hot inside the crown (we were there in summer) and is rather cramped. There are NP rangers in the crown at all times and we found them to be most informative.

The views really are spectacular and I highly recommend this once in a lifetime experience to everyone.

PS, our visit was actually July 2011 but no option to select that date!

Visited July 2013
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Lady Liberty”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Recently whilst on our first trip to New York City we visited the Statue of Liberty. We arrived around 12:30pm to buy tickets for the ferry across to Liberty Island and there was an extremely long queue. After some time around 40 minutes the queue finally started to move and soon we were able to purchase our tickets for the ferry. After purchasing the ferry tickets you then need to wait in another queue to go thru a security check and then wait for the ferry. It is only a short trip across the river to Liberty Island and there are some great views of both the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
On Liberty Island we had some lunch, visited the gift shop then walked around to view the statue. The statue itself is an imposing sight, standing watching over the city symbolising freedom and welcoming all.
An impressive landmark and certainly a must see on any trip to New York City.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Booked tickets months in advance to climb the crown of Lady Liberty! Was an amazing experience to see the Statue on approach from Manhattan. So regal and majestic. The stairs to the crown are narrow and not for those of wide girth, poor fitness or claustrophobic! The view was stunning though!

Don't forget to visit the museum on the ground floor of the statue! Recounts the history of the Statue and all interesting facts. Did you know she was originally designed for Egypts Suez Canal? Has full size copper feet and face.

Visited August 2013
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