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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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“oyster bar” (1,051 reviews)
“main hall” (486 reviews)
“beautiful building” (1,149 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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4,041 - 4,050 of 18,582 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is iconic even though you don't need to stay there long it's a tremendously beautiful place. Must see at least once even for just a few minutes.

Thank Akhalil11
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous for all the young Madagascar fans and probably at least a dozen other movies. Beautiful building and a great food stop.

Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A frantic, awesome and exciting place to watch and observe the best and worst of NY! Go, eat, shop and see!

Thank kenya780
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went to take photos and eat. There were not as many family friendly options as I was hoping but there was a delicious Italian food station with great pizza and a bakery with fancy cupcakes and famous banana pudding on the lower level. There...More

Thank heathergot2
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Even if you are not getting on a train you 100% have to go and visit Grand Central. It is just beautiful. I have never seen anything like it. Definitely one of the top things to see in New York! There is also free wifi...More

Thank OliviaONeil7
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Was different to what we imagined, was nice to say had been there and very large, restaurants underground, a great apple shop and great watching people rushing around

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it!!! Its so well looked after and very clean. Took lots of great photos. Felt like we were on a movie set having seen it in so many films. A must to visit.

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were amazed by the Grand Central Terminal concourse, the atmosphere and decoration. A visit to the Oyster bar is a must. Check out the shoe shine booths

Thank William059
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The views of the station both outside & inside are just amazing! Listened to a program on TV recently which told of how they nearly demolished the place. The terminal is very impressive and would imagine for anyone arriving by train the views must have...More

Thank Commz
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Certainly worth going to just to wander around. Puts British railway stations to shame. The shops are really cool downstairs, good cafes ect. Great architecture.

Thank Simon A
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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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
26 March 2017|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi judala420 - Unfortunately, there are no free tours available on Sundays. However, the Audio Tour is available daily at the "GCT Tours" window in the Main Concourse and Guided Tours depart daily at 12:30pm. For more... More
Kathy C
3 October 2016|
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Response from GrandCentralNYC | Property representative |
Hi Kathy C. - The free tours on Fridays are run by Grand Central Partnership. There is no reservation required. For more information about the tour, visit the Grand Central Partnership tour. Other tours available at Grand... More