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Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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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.
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“beautiful building” (1,237 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
(212) 340-2583
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Reviewed today via mobile

The audio tour lets you set your own pace. If you have museumed-out, this is a nice change. It’s a beautiful building with an interesting history.

Thank Liz20002014
Reviewed today

What an amazing building, just stunning and very historic. How many times have you seen GCS in films etc and all of a sudden we are actually there. It is a brilliant building and lots of shops and cafes which are well worth exploring. We...More

Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The other members of the family are familiar with this iconic establishment but I am not. Therefore I was enthralled like any other tourist. It is quite amazing that the place operates in a matter-of-fact way, just like the big European termini with which I...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed yesterday

An iconic site. The restoration is beautiful. Shops abound and food mall is excellent. The Oyster Bar and Restaurant is one of the rest seafood venues.

Thank pdg719
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow you wouldn't actually think it's a train station, the decor is fabulous. Well worth a visit. Has loads of shops and food courts too so go and have a look.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed yesterday

A railway station and a half. Beautiful. Just the sheer size is impressive, sit in the bar on the mezzanine and take in the atmosphere.

Thank 6-1-2-J-B-W
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely a must see in NYC! Genuinely beautiful external and internal architecture. The Concourse, the staircases, the windows and ceilings are totally amazing! The departure boards are authentic and stunning. London Waterloo is most certainly isn't.... Do not eat at Micheal Jordan's Steakhouse at Grand...More

Thank juste6067
Reviewed yesterday

This did not disappoint. It is vast, beautiful and atmospheric. What a place! I felt like I was transported back in time. It was a lovely interlude to the hectic hustle and bustle and was unexpectedly calm.

Thank roseyposey1983
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has always been a pleasant place to stop for any reason : admire the architecture, feast on interior, watch people, and yes do shopping, have a drink, dessert, or enjoy some fine cooking. It’s called Grand Central because it is! It represents what the...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 2 days ago

We quickly walked through this gorgeous building and it was so worth it. My kids were in awe of the whole thing. Lots of shops and restaurants too.

This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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25 September 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Sarahnewcombe – There are two restaurants in Grand Central that overlook the Main Concourse! Cipriani Dolci and Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. You can find more information about these restaurants on Grand Central's... More
1 September 2017|
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15 April 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi Maureen P - Grand Central Terminal is home to 60 shops and 35 places to eat! Some of these shops include the Apple Store, Banana Republic, M.A.C. Cosmetics, TUMI, Swatch and vineyard vines. You can find a full list of our... More