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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.
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Although we booked our tickets in advance we had to wait in a line for almost an hour in the freezing cold. However, when we finally got in it was worth it. They have managed to turn this site into a decent mourning place to forever remember the lives that were lost.

Visited January 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Very Touching.”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

It makes you stop breathing for as long as you can. Tried our best to go down to see but the booking was already full for the day. Just learned that you book it online earlier before your visit. The place is sacred. I saw on tv the 2nd building went down that very day of 9/11.

Visited December 2013
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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had visited the WTC site soon after the 9/11 attacks when there was nothing official in the way of a memorial, just the photos, flowers and other spontaneous outpourings of emotion. Now it's different, but still powerful. The two pools where the towers stood are mesmerizing, especially as they fall into deepest, darkest central part, almost into the unknown. The names on the plaques, some with recent flowers placed on them, are touching. I am anxiously awaiting the opening of the 9/11 museum. That can only enhance the visit. Every citizen of the world should experience this place.

Visited January 2014
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Smiths Falls, Canada
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“Ground Zero Museum”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very moving exhibit. Felt like I did the day it happened. Buy tickets online prior to going to museum, eliminates waits and disappointment of missing out on tour of Ground Zero.

Visited March 2013
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Ada, Oklahoma
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very powerful and moving stuff. Definitely a must see experience. The line was long but moved quickly.

Visited April 2013
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