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Review of Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
Ranked #16 of 1,137 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.
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Awesome day out, stood in queues for two hours to get on the ferry, no chance of getting in the crown, tickets sold for three months time were available. Alright if you don't mind taking chances on weather. No shade or shelter. Audio talk is long winded but interesting. Queued for less time to come home. Great photos despite not getting up to the crown, took most of a day with two small kids. We didn't do Ellis island, as we needed a more leisurely day, we did finish with tiffanys on wall at and little Italy for dinner. If you can do 911 while your down this end of New York.

Thank BDB0611
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

Have only been over to Lady Liberty maybe 2-3 times over the many years of coming to NYC.
I would highly recommend this place to be on the top of your list for things to see and do in New York City; a short subway ride to Battery Park from anywhere in the city. Pay for your ferry tickets, with many options to go to Ellis Island or just over to Statue of Liberty, both places are great to visit, especially if this is your first time to NY.
Definitely go early in the morning to avoid the rush of people later in the day, and buy your ticket ahead of time on line if you want to go up to her crown.

1  Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was so exciting for my 8 year old and myself too. I did learn that you must reserve entering the statue months in advance, so we did not get to go in. The experience, however of seeing it and then taking the ferry across the water to the island was very emotional as I thought how my ancestors felt coming here as immigrants!!

Thank batgirlaz
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were only in town for a short trip so we had a one-day window to visit the Statue of Liberty. On that particular day (a Sunday) we took the subway for a 30 minute ride to the Statue stop. Once there, we trekked to where you buy tickets for the ferry as well as touring inside the Statue of Liberty. When we got there, all tours were closed (not sold out). Since we had never been, we didn't really understand that there isn't anything else to do on the island if you can't tour the Statue. So we paid the expensive ferry fee to go over to see it. Once there, we walked around the Statue of Liberty (again not realizing you can't go up to it or even inside of it). There is a small gift shop outside with a very expensive cafe. That's it. Was it a sight to see? Yes, absolutely! But when you have children with you, it's quite the journey to get out there only to be disappointed by no entry into the Statue at all. I guess my main complaint here is that I wish when we bought ferry tickets and inquired about tour tickets that it would have been explained to us the difference, especially seeing children with us. We didn't know any better to ask the questions and really relied on the knowledge of the folks at the ticket counter. Just make sure you have tickets AHEAD of time so you can actually go into the Statue of Liberty and to make sure it's even open that day.

Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

Best seen from the bay, the island itself isn't really memorable. Staten Island Ferry or opne of the bay cruises will gove you the best view of the Lady, unless you wanna climb the loads of stairs :)

1  Thank EricAndKarin
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