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Don't miss New York's most iconic attraction! No trip to the Big Apple would be complete without visiting the legendary Empire State Building, one of the world’s most recognised buildings. Soaring to nearly 1,500 feet above Manhattan, the Empire State Building has featured in numerous Hollywood productions including King Kong, An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle.

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The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan.

Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria.

Located at the centre of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station

NEW FOR 2019:

We are delighted to share the unveiling of phase two The Exmpire State Buildings reimagined guest journey, the Second Floor Galleries as part of The New Empire State Building Experience.

 Starting with the spectacular new entrance which opened last August, the second floor galleries allow guests to walk through a museum experience and enjoy a journey into The Empire State Building history and mystique. The multiple hands-on exhibits take visitors of all ages back in time through storytelling that begins from the inspiration, to the construction, and to its current place in pop culture.

At the beginning of the experience, several telescopes mimic original survey markers, used to position the levels of construction. Looking into the lens of the markers, guests can see short film clips of actors reenacting day to day interactions that would have occurred on the street outside in the early days of the building’s construction.

As guests walk through the exhibits, they can then explore the building through different decades and interact with touch screens that outline the specific measures taken to make the Empire State Building a world leader in sustainability and a leading example in energy efficiency.

One of the many highlights of the experience is the recreation of the original elevators, a design by Otis that was groundbreaking for its time. Guests have the chance to step into a simulation of an elevator, where spatialized audio, jets of air, as well as an optical illusion with a one way mirror on the floor, emulates the feeling of looking many floors down the shaft.

Another exhibit has a sweeping 72-screen, 180-degree surround-sound Theater that plays over 600 clips of the Empire State Building as seen in TV and films around the world, accompanied by a music score composed especially for this exhibition by a 60-piece orchestra creating an overall breathtaking effect.

A hallway with original King Kong movie posters leads to a 1933 office at the top of the Empire State Building. Visitors can touch King Kong’s hands which have broken through the walls. HD displays and 4D media elements make it seem like the famous ape is right outside the window.

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What are the Empire State Building ticket options?

 

There is a range of different Empire State Building ticket options to choose from:

  • The regular Empire State Building  General Admission Ticket gives you fast track general admission, allowing you to move directly past the main ticketing and voucher redemption queues - you will still need to join the line for the elevator and mandatory security check.
  • With the Empire State Building VIP Express Entry Ticket you can bypass the ticket, security and elevator lines. There is no faster way up to the 86th Floor Observatory or down again.
  • Our Empire State Building Sunrise Experience is limited to running on  just 50 days each year, all Fridays and Saturdays, and is made all the more unique by having a maximum of 100 people on each day. 
  • The Empire State Premium V.I.P. Tour is available weekdays throughout non-peak season and is the ONLY escorted tour at Empire State Building. What's more only one tour operates at a given time, and restricted to only seven people in each group, you'll access parts of the building very few people see. 

You will be sent an open-dated Empire State Building Observatory Ticket which can be redeemed at any time during your stay in New York, giving you the flexibility to plan around the weather and visit at any time of your choosing. The Empire State Building Observatory is open 8.00am to 2.00am throughout the year. The last elevator up is at 1.15am.

Did you know?! - A free multimedia tour APP is included with every admission to the Empire State Building. Download the APP for free from either the Apple Store, Google Play, or connect once on-site via the free Wi-Fi. The self-guided multimedia tour app is available in 9 languages.

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Philip Mott reviewed 04 Dec,2019

Perfect

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Trusted Customer reviewed 24 Nov,2019

Iconic and great fun

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Joanne Davies reviewed 24 Nov,2019

Historic and inspiring. A must for any visitor to this incredible city!

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Trusted Customer reviewed 24 Nov,2019

Great experience. Children in particular would enjoy the way up to the top. Iconic building and great views of central new york

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Trusted Customer reviewed 02 Oct,2019

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