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“Iconic New York”

Grand Central Terminal
Ranked #9 of 1,144 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Yes its a train station but if not for Jackie O it would have all the charm of Penn Station (which is none). There's actually quite a bit to see within the place. Some highlight:
- Whispering walls - between the 1st and second levels
- The ceiling mural and why its "wrong"
- The black brick....for years the ceiling was black from soot and dirt of the city....when they renovated and cleaned the ceiling, they left one brick with the original grime...can you spot it?
- The Oyster Bar - Its iconic
- Campbell's apartment - walk in like you're looking for someone...grab a peak and then run (don't walk) out before dropping ridiculous cash on a drink.
- Photography - Bring your neutral density filter, tripod and have a ball. The light changes throughout the day.

And there's so much more. Drop in....watch the commuters. Its worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Being in New York City you might as well stop by and see the Station because of it's significant history as a hub of transportation. I also could reflect on how many movies I have seen this in through the years.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

A station that must be shared an old relic of New York past and a visit here is just to say - ''I've been there''... it is just a station that is used in films and iconic and easy to find....:)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shane N
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Just sat a coffee shop and enjoyed the wonderful architecture and building. A lovely place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

A true NYC institution which is a sight to behold. The ceiling is absolutely breathtaking. Another worthwhile thing to do there is the whisper echo walkway.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CharlesR1281
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