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“Shorter lines than Empire”

Top of the Rock Observation Deck
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
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Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Shorter lines than Empire”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

As to be expected, fantastic views of the entire city. Crowd control lessons may have been taken from The Disney empire, because nothing felt overcrowded at any time. Even short films prior to ascending that tell the history of the Rockefeller Tower. My only disappointment was that the Rainbow Room was still closed for renovations. After 3 years, I had hoped to have a drink while watching the lights twinkle on and the sun set.

Visited April 2012
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Bristol, Virginia
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“A fun start to our stay in New York”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

We walked from our hotel in Times Square to Rockefeller Center and went up to the Top of the Rock. The children were somewhat frustrated by the lines, which were pretty long even though it was around 4:00 pm, but we got up to the top and enjoyed a very sunny and clear day to look at Manhattan. For the six of us, paying full retail, it was $210 but a lot of fun and I enjoyed it.

Visited April 2012
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Plainview, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Excellent skyline view without the long wait”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Went with family from Spain. Excellent view of Central Park and downtown & both river views. No long lines like the Empire State building. Worth a trip.

Visited June 2011
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best View in the City!!”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Totally worth the $25 admission price! They'll take your picture at one point, DON'T PAY FOR THE PRINTS! They'll give you a card so that you can visit the website later and order your prints if you'd like. Unless you REALLY want to pay $30 for ONE picture, just "right-click" on the picture from the website & save to your computer. Just as good!!

Visited March 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“sceneic view”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

awesome to see the city from all angles! the pictures turn out good. the building itself is so awesome!

Visited December 2011
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