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Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
Phone Number:
(212) 340-2583
Website
Today
05:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 05:30 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Grand Central Indoor Food Tour
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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour

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Wonderful Building

A must see. Lovely paintings on ceiling and architecture, busy station, great for peopl watching and a great little market attached. I also met the lovely information lady who... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see. Lovely paintings on ceiling and architecture, busy station, great for peopl watching and a great little market attached. I also met the lovely information lady who had recently been on BBC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This train station is such a remarkable place in New York City due to the appearance of it in many movies, pictures... It is definitely worth a visit.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We found the terminal by chance!! It was great looking around. A local was only to happy to tell us about which films had been filmed their..it was really interesting and a great looking building!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing architectural building. We had fun in the wispering corner and loved watching people go on they day to day travels. The market is fab.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We downloaded the phone app and made our own way around as we had missed the guided tour , but it was still a very detailed tour and would happily recommend this to any traveller .

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an attraction for all those visiting the city and not just train users. Truly huge and iconic, genuinely historic and always impressive. It's a bit like stepping back into a circa 1930s film set - and it's free. It's hard wandering through to and then around the main centre and keeping a smile off your face - try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An extensive renovation ending in 2007 has restored and improved this icon of elegant travel. It's worth a visit to see the Beaux Arts architecture, and also to visit The Oyster Bar, the terminal's oldest tenant and one of New York's better restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The pictures don't do it justice. Perhaps the food concessions downstairs are bit tacky, but the Oyster bar more than makes up for the Shake Shack etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand Central is a station, a destination a shopping centre and a tourist attraction rolled into one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely stunning place to visit when in NYC . It's easily accessed from 5 avenue and well worth it . There are lots of places to eat also so it's a good place to stop off at

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