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Empire State Building: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114
Midtown
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This iconic building was definitely on our bucket list of sites to visit while in New York. We read the advice online to try and get there early. That was good advice. No major queues and fast and friendly service from the attendants on every...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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I'm originally from NYC but those years are long behind me. As a kid my grandfather would take me to many of the sites of New York. He humored me by taking me to the Twin Towers of the old World Trade Center, but as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank daniel1776
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Iconic, elegant, traditional, yet modern... You can't go to NY without a visit to the Empire State Building!

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alessandra P
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Was waiting in different lines for about two hours waiting for elevators to get to the top. I was bitter by the time I did get to see the views. Express pass was available but would have been additional $100 on top of the $180...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mu14900
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We loved our visit. We did feel cramped, especially on the 102nd floor. It would be nice if the tickets were metered so it would not be so crowded.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Busonfiretravel
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We went early in the morning and didn't have to spend much time in line which made the whole experience so much better. Great views of the city, would highly recommend

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Annette L
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Glad I spent the afternoon here, so much more to see than I thought. Imaginative video backgrounds enhance the tour Immensely. Have your camera ready for the elevator ceiling video going up to the top.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sandra_susan
Reviewed today

I made sure I went for 8:00am when the tour opens. Good time no real lines or waits. The tour took me just over an hour to complete and it is worth the visit. There is help on all levels to direct you to your...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bangor1
Reviewed today

Last visit to the Empire State was almost 10 years ago. This time around I was visiting with my older daughters and wasn't really looking forward to it. But it turned out to be a fun day. The ticketing and queues were well managed and...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 3Graces
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We visited at about midnight and it was a prefect time to go. Very minimal queues, hardly anyone was at the top which made it perfect to get pictures and get a good view of the city whilst it was lit up. I think it's...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
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hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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petraping
September 9, 2019|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi petraping, We're sorry to hear you won't be able to join us for the full Empire State Building experience. Yes, you can visit our lobby without purchasing a ticket. We hope to welcome you soon! -Empire State Building
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KTandPM
September 5, 2019|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi KTandPM, Thank you for planning a visit to our Observatories! There is no time limit on how long you can spend on our Observation Deck. You can stay for as long as you'd like. We look forward to your visit! -Empire State... More
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KTandPM
September 5, 2019|
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Response from Baldmeateater | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of cool things to see and read on the way up so you could spend a long time reading and interacting. Aside from the queue tome which could be long, I’d set aside 2-3 hours. We went early evening so we could... More
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