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Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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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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“main hall” (481 reviews)
“beautiful building” (1,128 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:30 - 02:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you want to feel how it looks to be in USA as shown in the movies, then this is your destination!

Thank inaya2016
Reviewed yesterday

Busy but not to crawdad. For one from Europe unusual that the railway station is a national monument. Pleasant surprise - was never in air-conditioned railway station until now.

Thank Ninoslav A
Reviewed yesterday

I am a huge train buff, so visiting THE Grand Central Station was a dream come true. I didn't know what to expect, but I was sure I would feel a connection to its heyday, and I did. The ceiling alone is a sight. A...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The station is definitely grand with a wealth in it's marble, stone and shining brass fitting. The gem is the ceiling with the constellation of the night sky. Visiting this place will give you an appreciative understanding why the grand central turns up in so...More

Thank mark c
Reviewed yesterday

This is what all rail stations should be like. It is a palace. I recall as a small boy, what Penn Station was like in the 50s...sadly it is gone. GC is retaining the grandeur of a by gone era. If anyone is a first...More

Thank Larz V
Reviewed yesterday

Really lovely architecture - amazing for a working station. View of the central hall ruined by the Apple store (...sheeez!)

Thank Marc M
Reviewed yesterday

Was round the corner from our hotel. Was impressive inside huge and absolutely spotless even when we went down to use the subway. The market in it the brilliant, laden with fresh foods Staff were very friendly and willing to help.

Thank Isabell B
Reviewed yesterday

If you're not taking a train, it doesn't matter! There are great restaurants, bars, stores - and, of course the grand hall, with its constellation decorated ceiling. My mom used to take me there when I was little, and I've taken many trains, but I...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed yesterday

Completed in 1913, after 10 years of construction, "Grand" is the key word in the title of this magnificent, colossal structure in NYC. The "Colossal Central Terminal" just dosen't sound right after hearing the other name for so long. Over 100 years ago, a "new"...More

Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed yesterday

We went to see the building, which is amazing just to see outside as inside. In a large room inside, there has been made a Nordic Foodshop from Denmark. Meyers. Awesome.

Thank Michael N
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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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15 April 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi Maureen P - Grand Central Terminal is home to 60 shops and 35 places to eat! Some of these shops include the Apple Store, Banana Republic, M.A.C. Cosmetics, TUMI, Swatch and vineyard vines. You can find a full list of our... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi judala420 - Unfortunately, there are no free tours available on Sundays. However, the Audio Tour is available daily at the "GCT Tours" window in the Main Concourse and Guided Tours depart daily at 12:30pm. For more... More
Kathy C
2 October 2016|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi Kathy C. - The free tours on Fridays are run by Grand Central Partnership. There is no reservation required. For more information about the tour, visit the Grand Central Partnership tour. Other tours available at Grand... More