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

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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This was on my must see list and it really lived up to my expectations. It is a huge and beautiful building with an interesting history. We visited as part of a walking tour and... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was on my must see list and it really lived up to my expectations. It is a huge and beautiful building with an interesting history. We visited as part of a walking tour and it was fascinating to hear about its history. It is also a good place for a pitstop with plenty of toilets and food outlets which... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could not wait to hit up Grand Central Terminal. I was so excited to see and experience the terminal since I had seen it in so many movies and read about it. When you first walk in it blows your mind at how large the space it and how high the ceilings are. It's very beautiful. The one thing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very touristic place that you have to visit when you go to New a York but there are not anything special. Nice station like a building but I didn't feel anything special

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a gorgeous train station- it is huge. So much detail has been given to restoring all the beautiful architectural details. It is a bustling place- commuters running all around but the place is big enough it an handle it- we were just there to look around & it was enjoyable even during rush hour. The shops and kiosks are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't even realise all the things that were part of Grand Central station. Not only do you have the amazing architecture and the wonderful painted ceiling but go down a level to the Food concourse and you can choose from Sushi to Sandwiches! We left and rounded and a corner and then saw Grand Central Food Market. We went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The perfect welcome to NYC. The main terminal is beautiful with it's star light ceiling. Great shops and amazing food choices. You cannot visit NYC without seeing Grand Central Terminal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place I always visit when coming to New York. The ambience, sense of history and culture, the buzzling floor plan, the riveting ceiling velvet and now also the luring food court with Danish specialities from the food court in the old waiting room hall, serviced by NYC's newest imported star from the gourmet world, Claus Meyer and his ambitious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can find access to up state NY, plus trains 1,2,3,4,5 and S -it is huge but has everything available from shops to restaurants and everything My only concern is the restrooms are not clean but rather than that best spot of transportation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are wandering around site seeing in NYC, its a must visit for it being famous and obviously...free! The main concourse of this place is fantastic. The whole place feels like it is made out of marble. The food court on the lower level is an experience in itself, with a market feel to it and a wide variety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Either go there as part of a walking tour, or just visit by yourselves. Get the info online about the history of building and preservation. Don't miss the ceiling.

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