Empire State Building Main Observation Deck: Entrance Ticket

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Entrance ticket
  • Explore the heart of New York from the 86th-floor Observation Deck
  • Spot Art Deco elements of the Empire State Building and the diversity of the Midtown architecture
  • Get inspired by the best views over and behind Manhattan from the legendary skyscraper
  • Visit the revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits
  • Have a glass while enjoying the views of Central Park, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge
Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of New York from its architectural icon! Get a unique experience of observing New York's skyline from the 86th-floor observatory deck and exploring the famous skyscraper from the inside. Completed in 1931, the Empire State Building remains an Art Deco icon that exudes an irresistible charm. Upon arrival, a team of personnel dressed in burgundy uniforms will greet you with warm smiles and lead you into this classic city landmark. Admire the inspiring murals embellishing the walls and ceiling as you make your way through. The most renowned feature of this skyscraper is its 86th floor, where several movies, including 'Independence Day' and 'Sleepless in Seattle', have captured unforgettable scenes. With these Empire State Building tickets, capture aerial shots of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the One World Trade Center. And don't forget to strike a pose, beating your chest like King Kong did when he scaled the building. See the most recognizable NYC landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, take stunning pictures, and wander around the spectacular old lobby. You will also get access to the exhibitions on the 2nd and 80th floors exploring New York's history through interactive displays with augmented reality. Note! Last admission: 45 minutes before closing.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to the Empire State Building
  • Access to the 86th-floor observation deck
  • Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
  • Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (available on-site for an additional fee)
    • Tickets are only valid during your selected time and date.
    • ///Download the Empire State Building app with a complimentary, self-guided multimedia tour in nine languages
    • Please make sure to check the current [safety measures](https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines-keytonyc.page) before your visit
    • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
    • All visitors need to go through a security check. Glass items, weapons, monopods, and tripods are not allowed inside

Places you will visit

Empire State Building
West 34th Street, 20, Manhattan

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