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Top of the Rock Observation Deck
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
Ranked #4 of 1,098 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

This place really took me by surprise as I didn't really know what to expect but wow the view of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler building was amazing. I went there in the morning and regretted as I think I would have enjoyed the night view alot more and I also heard the night view is alot more nicer.

Visited May 2013
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Bergamo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“best view”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

cannot be missed if you are in NY for only a couple of days. best view. we were there around 7 p.m. and no line and no many people on th terrace. Sun was fading and NY looked awsome!

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sun and Stars Package”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I booked this trip online before i went through the Top of the Rock website this was very easy to do. I booked the sun and stars package, upon arrival at the Rockfeller the guards and staff were very helpful telling us where to go to exchange our online purchase for tickets. The views were amazing, i much prefered to be looking at the Empire State Building from the Rockfeller and have that in the view than being on top of the Empire. Our evening visit was slightly dissapointing but not down to the Rockfeller it was just unfortunate we went up at sunset and it was to busy, you could not get a decent picture or get near the rails as there was far to many people about. The staff said because the weather had been poor for the last few days people tend to put it off which resulted in the flux of people that evening. We didnt spend much time looking at the views and unfortunately the que for the elevators down was about 40 minutes. It was just unfortunate though other than this the Top of the Rock was a great view.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great views without the queues”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I have been up the empire state building in the past and was underwhelmed with the experience. I wanted a better experience so read the tripadvisor reviews to look for alternatives and I agree with all the favorable comments from others. At the Rockefeller centre (so easy to find), just round the corner from the main plaza, is the entrance to this attraction. We bought tickets immediately (10 am) and went straight up. No waiting. At all!!!
When we got to the top, there was plenty of space for everyone to take their time taking photos. The first level was completely glassed in - you feel completely safe (I have a slight fear of heights) - and the views are great, but you have to be careful with photos as you may end up with funny reflections in your pictures. If you go further up, you find an unglassed area which is better for picture taking. There are benches to sit on. All in all, a fantastic mornings sight-seeing here.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Nina E
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Nagoya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“a different view”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

NYC in a
different perspective... cityscapes from
the top... sunset view was great. hope for a
clear day... may have to
wait for
schedule since
people go. Part of attractions
covered in NYC pass.

Visited July 2012
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