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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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89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

NYC is now my second home. Grand central station was awesome and we could have spent half a day there alone just taking in all the history and best things going on. Will be back soon!!

Thank Texas_Solo_
Reviewed yesterday

Only takes a few minutes to step in and be awed by the beauty of Grand Central. The lobby area is huge and marble. If you want to take a little more time, you can check out all of the different forms of transportation and...More

Thank David F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very famous and iconic landmark in NYC featured in countless movies and television shows. You just might be arriving to the City here, so be sure to admire your surroundings. I would recommend checking out the Main Terminal area and it's iconic clock in the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The GCT was so impressive!! I had to pop into it for the Apple Store but the architecture of the place left me in awe!! The food court downstairs was really good too!! Well worth a visit!!

Thank siobhansmdevine
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a must visit while you are in NYC. Take time to explore all the areas and not just the main hall. You are allowed to take photos but without tripod ( although you can apply for a permission a week to in advance)....More

Thank Villa57
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic train station, well worth a visit just to view the ceiling. Didn't eat in it but the restaurants looked good

Thank LoopyLoo15
Reviewed yesterday

Traveling by subway is certainly different from getting around in Miami. My granddaughters were amazed. It was easy to read the routes but we got a great deal of help from residents. For a few dollars one of the city's homeless helped us get started....More

Thank sheilal170
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Good place to grab a bite to eat. Both time my Granddaughter and i ate there it was good.

Thank 339gudrunr
Reviewed yesterday

On a rainy day, this was a very interesting place to visit. We did an audio guided tour which was most informative. My wife is in a wheelchair and we were able to access the building ok but finding the one accessible entrance took some...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Grand Central is a must see staple of NYC. It's classic, fun, unique, great shops and food. You can see all walks of life in such a compact area. Ride a train or just walk around!

Thank Cherie R
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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Maureen P
Shopping options
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
are there any free tours of grand central tours on sundays?
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
We want to go on the free Friday noon Grand Central Station tour October 7th. 1. Do we need reservations? 2. How long does the tour last? Thanks!!
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