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  • Iain M
    Horsham, UK71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The World Trade centre site is a remarkable reminder of what was lost on 9/11. It is highly emotional to consider those who died that day. It’s worth picking when you do this trip as it can be very busy. It’s is a better experience when you can take the time to think it through.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • CasaHoffa
    Huatulco, Mexico12,391 contributions
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    We think the views from the rooftop of the Met Museum of Art are wonderful. It is a great place to relax and have a cocktail.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Arbela L
    Italy4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While strolling around downtown, we happened upon the library by chance and made the decision to visit before heading out to supper. Happy we did! The exhibitions were just as remarkable as the stunning building. It's quite economical to visit and offers free entry, making it an interesting trip. It turned out to be one of my favorite spots in New York, and I'm so happy I found it!
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • FIL M
    London, UK634 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We only managed to visit the Space area of the museum due to time constraints. That being said what we saw was truly brilliant and would certainly go back to visit more areas of this museum whenever I next visit New York.
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • ONomade
    Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For any modern art lover, MoMA is a must-see. The collection is one of the world’s finest - and it is also well arranged across five floors. These is no sense of squeeze, you can watch the masterpieces at your own pace; even Monet’s water lilies, which are absolutely mind blowing, but usually attract impassable crowds.
    To make the most of it, book tickets in advance, and allow at least 3h for your visit. Check what’s on - besides the main collection - there was a superb Kathe Kollwitz exhibition going on at the time of my visit, and I am sure there will be many more!
    Written 2 July 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent all afternoon on a Tuesday in May looking around this museum. We only bought the general entry and didn't pre book, and had no problem getting in, without queuing. Really interesting walking around the aircraft carrier, and there were some retired sailors who were really interesting to talk to. We also went round the submarine and could walk round a space shuttle. Awesome! We must have easily spent 3 hours there.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,349 contributions
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    A selection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval art collection is housed in this beautiful re-creation of a French monastery and sits atop of Fort Tryon Park with scenic views of the adjacent Hudson River. It felt like a hidden gem as it wasn't overly crowded when we visited on a Saturday afternoon and strolling around this beautiful building and grounds is almost as enjoyable as the viewing the art found inside. Make sure to include having a drink in the outdoor cafe located in a lovely courtyard. Although overpriced, it provides a relaxed experience in a beautiful setting. Getting to the Met Cloisters requires some effort as it is located at the extreme northwest end of Upper Manhattan, but the subway stops nearby, and it is a pleasant and only mildly strenuous hike through the park. Closed on Wednesdays. $30 entrance fee but this also provides same day entrance to the main Metropolitan Museum of Art location as well.
    Written 10 July 2024
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  • Maree H
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was amazing. Very moving and really well done. Very respectful. Can't believe I got to hold things that were kept from 9/11. Highly recommend
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Footprints320457
    Odenton, MD4 contributions
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    Wonderful museum! You tour restored and recreated apartments of NYC immigrants from the 1800’s. We picked A Union of Hope:1869 and After the Famine. Sophie, The tour guide on A Union of Hope was fantastic! It was an amazing story of an African American family, their Irish boarders and building. I highly recommend the tour. After the Famine was interesting because we are Irish and their story paralleled our ancestors but I heard rave reviews for Tenement Women and Family Owned. Watch the movie (30 min) before starting your tour. Great bookstore and gift shops as well. We had lunch at the near by Sunday Sundays and it was great.
    Written 6 July 2024
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  • jeep_girl_00
    St. John's, Canada1,874 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum of Sex in Manhattan is a one-of-a-kind attraction that offers a unique blend of education and entertainment. The first level welcomes you with a diverse store filled with all kinds of toys and novelties. It sets the stage for what's to come!

    Venturing to the next level, the museum itself unfolds with thought-provoking exhibits that explore various aspects of human sexuality. It's both informative and intriguing.

    But the real fun begins on the upper levels—an adult playground, carnival-style, awaits! From watching shows to playing games like Pole Star and Karma Ultra, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the slide that takes you down to a bar—a thrilling way to end your visit!

    Overall, the Museum of Sex is an exhilarating experience that challenges perceptions and encourages playfulness. Whether you're visiting solo, with friends, or a partner, it's a must-see attraction in Manhattan. Highly recommended for a fun and memorable outing!
    Written 30 June 2024
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  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing collection, three magnificent Vermeer's kick off the visit, intimately displayed in room of their own. You can visit the whole museum in 1-2 hours, so you don't get overfed with art. I actually enjoyed this more than the big ones.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, AR5,157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family visited Ellis Island after going to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty. The story of the immigrants coming to start a new life is fascinating. The old photos are riveting. The medical examinations that they had to undergo was eye opening. Ellis Island is definitely worth a visit to better understand the desires of people who hungered for freedom and to get a new start in life.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • Eddie R
    Dublin, Ireland178 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beatrix Potter exhibition is now on .. amazing material on show and so well presented ... easy to access the place and they also have a snack bar/restaurant
    Written 2 July 2024
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  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,747 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a couple of hours to spare on our last day in NYC and one attraction left on our Explorer Pass to headed off to Madame Tussauds. Itreally is prettyv cheesy, but there has been some effort put into grouping the celebrities and present them thematically. There is also a 10 minute Marvel Universe 4D movie which is entertaining enough.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Sandi M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is breath taking and very moving. It stirs a great deal of emotion. The menorah collection was unbelievable. The history of the Jewish people, their immigration and their environment was related wonderfully by our very knowledgeable docent, Susan. Highly recommend.
    Written 10 July 2024
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