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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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US$ 34.00*
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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US$ 100.00*
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Viator VIP: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience
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US$ 149.00*
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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
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed today via mobile

New yorks most iconic attraction definitely lived up to its name. With different levels to see while inside, all informative on how and when it was made, same as top of the rock, you can spend as long as you want inside, with a 360view...More

Thank Emily28071992
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building inside and out and the view at night time is spectacular.....be prepared to queue at busy times but the staff are quite efficient at moving the line as quick as they can but the end result is worth it....take a minute to actually...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didn't think I would be impressed, I'm from Chicago we have Hancock and Sears Tower, the offer views that amaze me. This was AMAZING! It was AWESOME!!! IT'S UNBEATABLE!!! We bought a City Explorer Pass, it's the best deal 3 attractions for $71 a person...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Empire State Building today as part of a tour extra with as this was a short stay in NYC. Some friends who had been in the past said not to go as it was over-rated. But my friend, her grand-daughter wanted to go...More

Thank Bea B
Reviewed yesterday

So I grew up in NYC First time I went was with my father, then with a school group, and a couple of times when out of town friends visited. Classic New York City sightseeing location. So see you have to visit Good views of...More

Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed yesterday

It took us almost 2 hours to get to the observation deck. Once there, it was packed and you struggled to really have the time to take it in and to get the best views. We found Top of the Rock a better option.

Thank christeens2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to do this. Different views. Fun day out. Really worth a visit. Long way up to the top. Very clean. Not badly priced

Thank Kym2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Mum and visited the Empire State and we were so glad we did, the views are spectacular and it was very well organised and worth every penny.

Thank Debra14Lewis
Reviewed yesterday

While the building IS impressive from a historic point of view, we found it to be somehow overrated for what it is - an historic building with a wonderful view from it's top. Still, no visit to NYC is complete without it.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely recommend the Empire State Building as a place to visit early on in your trip to New York to get your bearings. It can get busy so get there in good time and ideally buy your ticket ahead of time to beat the worst...More

Thank Peter M
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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If you are disabled ( w/ a handicapped placard) and can't stand in line so long,is there any accessibility option besides the VIP pass? I am concerned for the elderly in my party. Thank you.
24 June 2017|
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Response from Sheri983 | Reviewed this property |
Good question and unfortunately I don't know the answer. I do know there are LOTS of employees working to make sure the tourists are happy and informed. I would either call them directly or checkout their website. I do... More
If you are disabled (and show your handicapped placard) & can't stand in line so long is there any other accessibility access besides the VIP pass? I am concerned about my elderly in my party.Thank you.
24 June 2017|
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Response from Lucy P | Reviewed this property |
They will let you through the line with the handicapped placard, but the outside viewing deck is very crowded, not very accessible for wheelchairs.
is it warm in side or in the elevator that takes you up? I want to make sure there is adequate air conditioning as i am going with someone who has a medical condition and needs it cool
16 June 2017|
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Response from Cypriot_man | Reviewed this property |
it felt very comfortable from when we entered to when we got to the outside viewing floor