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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$ 36.00*
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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
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to most of the tallest buildings in the world, so on my last short trip to New York City, I took this as a "must see" location. Who does not want to say they visited the Empire State Building? The wait was...More

Thank WuSongLong
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Empire State was a lovely visit for us, the New York skyline view was to die for. It is definitely a place worth visiting when in NY. We went around 10:30am in the morning hence the waiting line was not crowded at all. In the...More

Thank nkeswa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was cold, really cold, but there was a clear.Always worth it for us! Best way to take your time seeing the city from above from all 4 directions

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I been up tall buildings before but this is something else. BIG Five o 5o th birthday treat when I stepped out of the Elevator on the 80th floor the view Is. Unforgettable experience. History is all there for you then you go up again...More

Thank simon r
Reviewed yesterday

It was bitterly cold the day we went. We had purchased tickets in advance for the 86th floor and the 102nd floor. The day we went the 102nd floor was closed so the staff gave us an email address to send an email for a...More

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Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed yesterday

We went at 8am and found minimal (10 min) of queues which were mainly due to the airport style security so provided you time your visit it is not worth paying extra to skip lines. The views are amazing, first from the indoor observation deck...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed yesterday

Has to be done on a trip to New York. Fabulous views and wonderful building to experience. The entrance is spectacular. Do book to beat the queues.

Thank Kara L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best views in Ny City. I enjoyed a lot I recommend this building to all the people who visit Ny.

Thank Yago9090
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was one lifetime experience. 360 degrees view of new York city. I suggest going at night that all the lights are on. The city looks amazing.. download the free app for audio tour and let yourself enjoy NY city...

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Incredible view of New York but the price should be a bit cheaper and some staff quite rude I was shocked. I think staff should be train and act like professional as everyone paid money to go up there to see a nice view.

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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
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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robert s
12 January 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Robert, Thanks for your inquiry! We do have several restrooms available for our visitors. We look forward to your visit! —Empire State Building.
10 January 2018|
Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi William_n_Jackie, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that we are unable to provide personal details about any of our employees. We hope to welcome you back again soon. — Empire State Building
André M
6 January 2018|
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Response from Vishanth S | Reviewed this property |
You can judge the weather on the day. When I went it was clear. I went during the day as I did Top of the Rock at night. That way I got views of NYC during the day when you can see the skyline and during the night when you... More