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“City icon and transportation hub, all in one”

Grand Central Terminal
Ranked #10 of 1,208 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a few times, and it is always a pleasure to use public transportation means and arrive in a place where you want to stay for a while and enjoy the beauty of the building.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

So glad to see the thriving restored building.
So much to explore. Also, there were quite a lot of very good looking places. I was sorry we had eaten before coming there.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Even if you are not going anywhere by train, you should see Grand Central Terminal. It is very busy but it has many food options and historic architecture.

Thank wardnick1
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had a brief visit yesterday and I didn't know about the whispering gallery so completely missed this - boo !

Impressive building well worth the visit, just wish I'd read first

Rob

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was everything you've ever seen in a film or TV show,the escalators that everyone run up and down the big clock you name it it's there to be photographed,we spent an hour just wandering around taking in the atmosphere,well worth a visit

Thank sylviahollins
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