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“Glad I experienced it but wouldn't rush back”

Top of the Rock Observation Deck
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
Ranked #4 of 1,092 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.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Glad I experienced it but wouldn't rush back”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

On our first trip to NYC we were determined to see all the sights and do all the tours. We were advise to do the Empire State Building at night and the rocker fella during the day. I didn't really see what all the fuss was about. I thought the views were a lot superior from the Empire State Building. Maybe we just should have done it at night. The one good thing is you can see the Empire State from the rocker fella. The actual building is beautiful and there's a nice wee tour on the way up which allows you to find out about the building and the history of the building and owners. Was very interesting. Also the lift on the way up is interactive with a movie being played above your head. Very cool. We purchased a combo pack which allowed us entry to top of the rock and also entry into The MOMA which was good value. Think it was $50 in total. I guess it just depends on what you are looking for but. Personally thought the Empire State Building was a lot better.

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic Views”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Enjoyed the museum area before we went up the rock, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the views spoke for themselves.

Visited June 2013
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Castro Valley, California
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“Go at Night”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The views at night are stunning. Make sure you go to the top observation deck if you are taking pictures. Their are no glass partitions there so you won't have a flash back when you take your photos.

Visited June 2013
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“Great View”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We made a recent day trip to new York City. Upon one of our main attractions was the Top of the Rock observation Center. It was a weekday and not at all crowded. You can purchase tickets before you go and you are not really held to that time frame. The views are fantastic you really get a great feel for how large Central Park really is--the empire state building and many others. We went around dusk when all the lights were going on. It was truly the best time to view. There are 2 viewing spots one higher than the other. One is outside and one is inside. It is not to be missed. I highly recommend this activity.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“Great views but Staff was rude and unprofessional”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We enjoyed the views but the staff is very rude. They ordered us around like cattle and I just don't think that is necessary. The only guy who was nice was the one who got us line for the last elevator lift to the top but otherwise the rest of the staff was rude and just made us not want to go up and take in the views.

Visited June 2013
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