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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
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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

I visited empire at10:50 being open till 2 helps because if you don’t want to queue and want to see brilliant landmarks and landscapes at night it’s well worth it

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Reviewed yesterday

the staff and organisation and building are incredible! but i do not understand the pricing! it was double the price of a full day out at statue of liberty and ellis island - and the gift shops were double the price of the statue of...More

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I don't know what to say....it was amazing!! Everything I expected and more. You will NOT be disappointed. Am definitely going to visit again when I go back to New York.

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Reviewed yesterday

Not only an exhibition, it was a great event for me. This starts with the lift. The 49sec. way up shows the history of city like a all-around cinema. After lift, there are some minutes where you get some basic information’s about the city. Also...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Don't get me wrong, the Empire State Building is amazing. The architecture is superb and the history is enthralling, and I understand the security. But $35US per person to ride a lift to the 86th floor? really. That is hefty for an international tourist already...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great visit. Very busy but queues were kept flowing and not much waiting around at all. Spectacular views of the city on a very sunny day!

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Thank green454
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Unreal experience if you are visiting in NYC, this HAS to be on your list! Its definitely worth the 34$! You can spend as long as you like there!

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The view is central and perfect. We spent 1:30 hour and we saw many different lights during the sunshine. TOP

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Reviewed yesterday

Short waiting times (20 minutes). On top, what a breathtaking view! Worth every minute of waiting. Only thing: put on very warm clothes during fall/winter, it was freezing despite of nice weather!

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i have visited the tower at the morning and i had express line ticket. Amazing views of ny. Best to go at the sunset so you can watch also the city lights

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SarahPKent
7 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, Thank you for your inquiry! That is correct, tickets purchased online may be used at any time within one year of purchase. While you are prompted to select a week, you are not bound to that week. If you purchase... More
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MarbellaSue
6 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi MarbellaSue, Thank you for your inquiry! We offer an AM/PM Combo Pass which allows you to visit us twice in one day, once in the morning and once in the evening! You can purchase this pass on our website under the "Buy... More
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Christine J
3 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Christine, Thank you for your inquiry! Purchasing tickets online ahead of time allows you to skip the ticketing line in the building, whereas our Express Pass permits you to skip all lines inside the building. Guests... More
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