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“Find Your Way Around Town from a Local”

New York City's Official Visitor Information Center
Ranked #479 of 1,155 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Official NYC Information Center in Times Square provides visitors with guides, maps, pamphlets, brochures, coupons and discounts pertaining to all there is to do and see in the City, with a bilingual staff available for further guidance. Located on Broadway Plaza between 44th and 45th Streets, the center is convenient to many Midtown attractions, and it is also at the intersection of many subway stops, enabling you to hop on a train and head just about anywhere after picking up all the info you need about the five boroughs.
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The renovated Visitor Information Center looks more like an Apple Store than a government office. They have 3 large touch screen table tops that implore Google Maps to show you what attractions, restaurants, and cultural sites are where. Using a coaster you can load all of this information on to a giant fly-over screen or have printed with valuable coupons or even have it sent to your mobile device. There are also a wide range of flyers and brochures you can take with you and you can pre-purchase tickets to some attractions. The best part? There is a local New Yorker there to help you...a friendly smiling face to give you all of the guidance you might need before heading back out to the hustle and bustle of the busy NYC streets.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

If you are in Times Square, this is a great place to pick up information brochures. It also has public bathrooms (without a wait, the two times we popped in), which is a huge feature in NYC! We didn't spend too much time looking at the historical displays, but we did enjoy writing our New Year's wishes on confetti. It will make next year's New Year's Eve ball drop on television that much more special, knowing that our confetti is a part of the big event.

2  Thank Sandy F
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

We visited here several times, got lots of leaflets and even discovered one of the best attractions here, well enjoyable is probably a better description.

Free Internet service and friendly helpful staff.

1  Thank FruityTutti
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

I went to the visitor center to get some info and help. The guy that helped me seemed to be bored with his job and the answers i got were merely ok. I don't feel I got all the info I wanted, but I found it in other ways...

2  Thank Ronchick7
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Excellent advice with great offer on broadway shows, discount vouchers for shopping and internet access if you need to find something in particular. Ideal place to find maps of all areas of new york for everything you could need.

2  Thank Claire_P123
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