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Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
Phone Number: (212) 340-2583
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05:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York...

Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York City. Opened to the public in 1913, this historic train terminal is a world-famous landmark in Midtown. Its rich history is a story of immense wealth and great engineering. Grand Central is one of the busiest train stations in the world, with approximately 750,000 visitors every day. It is the home of Metro-North Railroad, a subway station, iconic restaurants, shops, and the world's most alluring Apple Store. Some of the highlights to see along your tour of Grand Central include the opal-faced clock, valued at $20 million, above the Information Booth, the Largest Tiffany Glass Clock in the World below the 48-foot, 1500-ton Transportation statue overlooking 42nd Street at Park Avenue, and the mystifying acoustics of the Whispering Gallery in front of the Oyster Bar and Restaurant. Audio and guided tours are available for those with a passion for history. More information regarding tours and ways to plan your visit can be found on the Grand Central Terminal website.

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Grand for sure

We had a great visit. It was very crowded and busy. Lots of people and action going on. Very busy, as grand central should be. Awesome sights all around.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand Central Terminal also known as “Grand Central” or “Grand Central Station” is a transportation hub for buses, taxis and the underground subway and commuter rail. Have a look at the architecture inside and out including the ceiling from the basement floor. The basement is cavernous. On the basement floor there are lots of eating options, mostly fast food. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great visit. It was very crowded and busy. Lots of people and action going on. Very busy, as grand central should be. Awesome sights all around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On one hand a very functional building allowing so many to get from one place to another; on the other hand it has all the grandeur of the old majestic European stations - so much more interesting than Penn Station.

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Teresina, PI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful construction. The site is imponente! Many people gathering and many tourists taking pics, I also saw militaries around and thatmade me a little concerned about the gatherings, luggage and etc. I decided to leave sooner!

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having heard the term it's as crazy as Grand Central Station , I was eager to see really what it was like. I never would have imagined how beautiful it was! So regal so huge so majestic!!! So much activity and I totally felt the hub of transportation was here! It has so many things going on! I was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a wander through the building is amazing. Lots of shops and places to sit and have a coffee and just people watch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the fact the entrances from the street decive you & as you enter it opens up to this amazing decorative building that's a hub of activity, just loved it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here to meet my sisters for lunch in the restaurant beneath the station . I was recently revonated and its is a credit to everybody . Food and coffee excellent . It worth walking around . It's some years since we're there so it's worth it . The ceiling is amazing it set out as the stars Peagasus etc.

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Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This iconic place was saved from the wrecking ball by Jacqueline Kennedy --- it's awesome don't miss it if you visit from out of town and spent a few minutes to explore, lots to see, eat, drink and buy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was quite surprised how small the main hall is, always looks bigger on TV. Nice to visit if your in New York. Had a small Christmas fair on when we went which was a ok to have a walk round.

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