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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 Central Indoor Food Tour
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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour

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Just the sheer size of the Great Platform is enough to blow you away. There have been many movie scenes shot here, and the architecture is astounding. Built in 1831, it was the... read more

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just the sheer size of the Great Platform is enough to blow you away. There have been many movie scenes shot here, and the architecture is astounding. Built in 1831, it was the hive of LOVE when the soldiers returned home from World War 1 and 11, many photos depicting these highly emotive scenes. There are dozens of restaurants ranging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning train station & very iconic! We loved spending time here. Plenty of restaurants & shops & the children loved the whispering gallery. The building inside is so pretty & it's a must see when in New York.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the audio tour (NY Pass) and it was interesting. Just walking around it you wouldn't understand the importance of this building for Americans. It's one of the oldest monuments in the city! Imagine that, and hardly only a century old... It's quite nice and gives you a glimpse of how the Rail Road used to be. There is... More 

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If you're at all close by, you should walk through Grand Central Station -- in a sense it's the hub of NYC. It majestically cavernous, although not as ornate and beautiful as Union Stations in Washington DC and Kansas City. A very bustling place, especially at rush hours. Great market at Grand Central and lots of good eateries, too. The... More 

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If time allows, this is an impressive must-see. Great option for a hot or cold day, restaurants and shops are plenty.

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We visited Grand Central in February, it was a cold rainy day. There is a lot of construction work going on in the outside of the building making it quite chaotic. When inside, maybe because it was cold and rainy, there was a lot of people 'sheltering' and sleeping in there. It's a beautiful building but not much there unless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this place when wandering around New York, the inside is absolutely breathtaking to see, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a must see. Take your time to go round everywhere. The dinning area, the shopping area etc.

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We have recently returned from a trip to NY and paid a visit to Grand Central Station whilst we were there. Beautiful great structure and busy and bustling. Worth a visit as you won't need long there to take it in.

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I wouldn't go out of my way to go here but it's a pleasant walk through with a selection of ok eateries.

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