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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-07-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views. Admire the panoramas from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and other areas with this ticket. It unlocks two attractions for the price of one—the 82nd-floor observatory and 2nd-floor museum to chart the building's story from construction. Upgrade for fast-track admission.
Highlights
  • Marvel at 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building
  • See landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty from the heart of NYC
  • Visit the 86th-floor main deck, 2nd-floor museum, and redesigned 80th floor
Important Information
Duration
45m
Inclusions
  • In the heart of NYC
  • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck
  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits
  • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits
  • Free admission for children 5 and under
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
  • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sarah H wrote a review Apr. 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great views, would recommend. Friendly Staff. Easy booking. Not long if you want something short and sweet.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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HinderliterWarEagle wrote a review Apr. 2021
Dothan, Alabama33 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked a tour and arrived. We were two of maybe 10 people on the observation deck. I was surprised that there weren’t any lines to speak of. I am sure that will change when the COVId is gone.
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Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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mlatina2 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Groton, Connecticut36 contributions18 helpful votes
We were spending a weekend in NY and bought the GoCity pass for 2 attractions. The Empire State Building was definitely our first choice since we havent been there with the kids. This is the best way to do it cause its very expensive! Our kids are 12 and 9 and we just wanted
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
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Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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Dutch Kolthof wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Iconic, majestic, classy - simply a great experience from the first greeting by warm and classically dressed staff, to a few floors of inter-active marvel at the construction of this building, the chance to meet and greet with King Kong - and then the views. The 86th floor,
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, and for your kind works about John. I will be sure to pass them along! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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frankiemustd1e☑️ wrote a review Mar. 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
mmm building king kong 2 i love NEW YORK me and my sister enjoyed it so much we would definitely visit again <3
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Ktorres12, Manager at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded Mar. 17, 2021
Hello there, Thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed yourselves. Hope King Kong waved hello on our behalf! Kristine Torres
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r0drig0c77
r0drig0c77
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Cloudy day. Waste of money. They should have given a discount or closed the attraction
Cloudy day. Waste of money. They should have given a discount or closed the attraction If there wasn’t a view.
machucamc13
machucamc13
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Great visit
Everything was cleans and was fun to see. Did the 86th floor visit and enjoy every moment. Definitely was an once i
fiatworld777
fiatworld777
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Awesome
First time visiting the Empire State Building. Right now due to the pandemic there are no lines so it’s the perfect
FoxyNOB
FoxyNOB
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Empire State Building Amazing
During a pandemic, you have to alter your expectations when traveling or sightseeing. We had a great and safe expe
js123207
js123207
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Worth It
My 10-year-old son, brother-in-law, and I decided to visit to the Main Observation Deck (80th and 86th floors) on a
lvpthemvp
lvpthemvp
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Still the best view in the world
Making the most of my time in NYC included a trip to The Empire State Building. The staff is friendly and knowledge
ecwilliams30
ecwilliams30
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A must-visit site in NYC
I had only been to the ESB as a child with my family, years ago. I went with my girlfriend, just hours before propo
marcjlanuzapac
marcjlanuzapac
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Nice review of a historical America
Great experience for a lifetime. Appreciation of the great works of our Elders. Great display of magnificence of US
rgnldjnsrk
rgnldjnsrk
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Empire State Visit
Good tour, good views, nice gift shop, but a little pricey for two people. Pictures are taken and offered for pur
bettyboopmayte
bettyboopmayte
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Beautiful night view
Beautiful view of city vacationing after Covid vaccine to the city I love .. had never been to the top at night.. i
mewhish83
mewhish83
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Autism Friendly Tours - Great Accomodations for the Neurodiverse
I did the Empire State tour during spring break 2021 with my two boys, and my 11 year old is non verbal and on the
legnaquintero
legnaquintero
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Empire State Building Visit
It was a wonderful experience. It looks like you are on top of the World. Me and my husband were amazed by all the
DesireeW1985
DesireeW1985
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Amazing views and friendly staff
Went on a Saturday afternoon and it wasnt crowded at all. I did buy my tickets online ahead of time. I toured the 8
henderf26
henderf26
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100% recommended
It is an incredibly beautiful building, from when you are outside to its last space. it is a very beautiful and wo
fourpageletter07
fourpageletter07
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Once in a lifetime
Great visit to ESB—visited the 86th floor, and even took a picture with my boyfriend with a beautiful simulated bac
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  • Duration: 45m
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