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Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
Phone Number:
(212) 340-2583
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Today
05:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 05:30 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York...

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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A Must See - but be careful

This was on our list of 'must-sees' on our trip to NYC and it's so worth the visit. BUT it does get busy, very busy, so make sure you keep hands on little ones and be careful... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was on our list of 'must-sees' on our trip to NYC and it's so worth the visit. BUT it does get busy, very busy, so make sure you keep hands on little ones and be careful about being 'bumped' into.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A quick stop over as a transit point. Beautiful building and structure. A good place to experience the NYC life !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow it's a fabulous Grand Terminal from a by gone era. Not as impressive as some European or Russian examples but still wonderful. Fabulous markets and coffee, as well as good facilities. Great architecture. No queues. Spend an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Grand Central Station for dinner and a tour. It is beautiful! Cleaner than I remember, it is filled with shops and all kinds of food options. The tour was great and really gave you insight into the history or the station. The murals, architecture and little details are awesome - something exciting to see at every turn. Take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled into Grand Central from Beacon. The journey along the Hudson was the prettiest ever. We then you arrived at this beautiful station; architecture, lighting, atmosphere....everything about it was stunning. Even if you aren't travelling in or out of it, go see it, it's awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

About purchased train tickets when I'd needed subway tickets. Thankfully I got help form the information desk which instructed me where to go and what I would need when I got there. The Metro Card machines are easy to use and the Subway was safe and cheap to use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't want to say too much... but ask where the underground tunnel is and go to it. It's a must for history buffs

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This building is impressive both outside and in. We crossed the street and next door is a building site. I hope that whatever is being built there does not dwarf this iconic building. Inside the main hall is far larger than I imagined and the people using it to travel really don't mind or even notice all the tourists hanging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impressive every bit as its portrayed in the movies was spectacular loved it great classy market inside & great place to have a snack or breakfast while people watching loved it felt like I was in a movie

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always like the flow of Grand Central Terminal. The hustle and bustle look. Workers during the week, tourists by weekend. Still love looking up at the constellation ceiling.

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