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Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Midtown
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+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2nd visit here but 1st at night. Fabulous. Will come back again. Staff so friendly and polite considering the amount of people that pass through this place. Wonderful views and great shop too!

Thank Karen201330
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Truly the best activity in all of NYC. Take in the views of the city and learn a bit about the construction of the building along the way. Went on a week day at 4:30 and had no wait. Entrance is included in the cost...More

Thank MichelleAuMonde
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After doing some research we decided to grab the New York City Pass which entitled us to a number of attractions through the city. The Empire State Building was on the list and one of the attractions so we went straight there. Adding the 102nd...More

Thank MattyHoofaT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Iconic building and certainly worth paying to skip the queue. Interesting history about how it was built.

Thank 692pauliner
Reviewed yesterday

The view from the Empire State Building is truly amazing. I'm so glad I saw it at night. Nothing can compare.

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Thank neeterbear67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I took the VIP Express option and whisked past a room full of waiting people, straight into the elevator to the 80th floor and we were then ushered into the next elevator to the 86th floor viewing stage. The experience at the...More

Thank Alec M
Reviewed yesterday

My Husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in New York City and we weren't going to miss the opportunity to go up one of histories most amazing skyscrapers. The view at that height is beyond words. It was absolutely spectacular. At night the lights...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We live in NYC but never do the touristy things because ...well, we LIVE here. Over Labor Day weekend, we were in stay-cation mode prior to school starting. The kids (11 and 14) requested a trip to the Empire State Building. We decided a night...More

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Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed yesterday

to much people , even at late hour,. people skipping lines, I told supervisors that lots of people skip the cue's. Staff was not that friendly Rockefeller center was much better and friendly staff

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Thank twannes
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In NYC for the first time? Then you have to see it from above. Wife and I decided on the Empire State Building. Why? Because it's higher than Top of the Rock and it sits about in the middle of high rise Manhattan. Most days...More

Thank avie8tor
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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
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helenandandy
19 September 2017|
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Response from chelseaangel2016 | Reviewed this property |
I paid for the VIP tickets for my husband's birthday which were quite dear but there were no queues to jump. They seemed to be quieter the time that we went - after lunch during the week ( not school holudays) or during the... More
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jessicapuddy
17 September 2017|
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I also bought tickets online but I did not use PayPal. I used my own credit card and tickets were immediately available or at least within 24 hours I don't remember exactly. I would call Empire State Building. I had a... More
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KevT44
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Response from Joyjoy57 | Reviewed this property |
You can't book a time at the Empire State as far as I am aware you can at Rockefeller
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