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The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
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All-Access 9/11 Experience: Ground Zero Tour, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One...
Ranked #2 of 1,103 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. The 9/11 Memorial is open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and is free to the public. The 9/11 Memorial Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath. It also explores the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open Sun - Thu, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., last entry at 6:00 p.m. and Fri and Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., last entry at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Open Daily.
Westfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

A place of reverence amid hustle and bustle. Its beautiful, its quiet and its powerful. It is what it should be, a place to pay tribute and remember...

Visited November 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was at the Ground Zero Memorial park Saturday, November 10, 2012. The museum wasn't open yet but we had access to the park and the two pools. The are awe inspiring. To just watch the water, and think of those poor souls, to reflect how lucky we were to be alive was just humbling. The Survivor Tree impressed me the most. With all that was destroyed, that tree survived. How? I don't know, but it did. What impressed me other than the entire memorial park was how fast that line moved through security. TSA could learn a thing or two from these folks. To describe the park is not necessary but to say this: Go.

Visited November 2012
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“Extremely Moving”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

As has been mentioned before this is an incredible place to visit while in NYC. The memorial is so tastefully done. Allow at least two hours to get through security and sufficient time to walk around around and reflect on everything.

Be sure to register on line before leaving home, and print out your passes

Visited September 2012
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“Well done memorial but I would suggest waiting until it opens.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We purchased tickets one month in advance. This was pointless. We waited an hour and half and purchasing tickets in advance did nothing to speed up the process. I'm not sure why they are controlling the speed at which people enter the park. This seemed overkill. The park is beautiful and well done. This touring process needs to be rethought.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We visited what I think is the museum mentioned in previous reviews at the end of September. Perhaps it is now closed and being re-opened at a different location? It was across the road from the entrance to the memorial and contained items recovered such as a plane ticket and firemans coat. It was a very moving place to visit, as was the memorial site with the fountains/pools.

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