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Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
Phone Number:
(212) 340-2583
05:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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I never thought this building would be so grand. Gosh it is just brilliant. The ceilings are so worth seeing. A lot of security guards all around, which makes you feel so much... read more

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I never thought this building would be so grand. Gosh it is just brilliant. The ceilings are so worth seeing. A lot of security guards all around, which makes you feel so much safer. Just run in and out, I would allow 10/15 mins here.

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I have to always come to this place when I'm in New York. It is just fascinating to me. They have different food. And whispering wall is so cool.

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A must visit place in New York from a time where architecture mattered, buildings made to last for 100 of years and Beaty was timeless Quite possible one of the most impressive landmarks in NYC

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A must see in the city. You will be amazed inside it. And it's really fun to see the hidden sound projections.

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Used the Metro North from New haven,CT to Grand Central - great both ways. Easy to navigate and on time service. Beautiful landmark!

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You see Grand Central station in many films and it is really strange standing there. There is a lot of hustle and bustle which you would expect from such a big stations.

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I love going to Grand Central Terminal. I used to have to commute through it and did not mind the crowds as it's cool to see all us "ants marching". The in and outdoor architectural details mesmerise me. Look everywhere. There are many spots accessible to the public, it's just most people do not know about them. So....explore!

Thank MALinNYC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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This is the most beautiful train station I've ever seen! We needed a regional train to get up to Rye, NY on a Sunday morning and it seemed we were the only people in the entire station. When we came back, it was packed out and bustling, but a beautiful spot to see even if you don't need a train!

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Beautiful, grand, and well kept. Busy of course which is to be expected. Surprisingly easy to navigate and great food and shops! Taxis are very available right outside the doors.

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I have travelled a lot and Grand Central has to be the prettiest station that I have ever been to. Great architecture and also very neat. There was actually a fashion shoot taking place during our visit. We came via the shuttle to and from Times Square Subway Station. Must see when in New York...

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