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“Better than Empire State Building”
Review of Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock
Ranked #6 of 1,193 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Book your tickets with City Pass and you can scan your barcodes quickly to get your time slot then its a well timed ascent to fantastic views. We had bought a different city pass and had to wait for 20min in the vouchers queue. The views from the top are better in my opinion and less queuing is always a bonus. It took us 2-3 hours in total.

Thank Christopher G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I was told by an American friend not to go up the empire state but instead go up to the top of the rock. In the end I did both but the top of the rock was by far the best view. It had a 360 degrees panoramic terrace at the top and it's best view was for sure central park!

TOP TIPS: Do the top of the rock in the day and the empire state at night.

Thank Feirny312
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The view is spectacular. You can see all of New York, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Bldg...and all of New York.

Thank PACoxM
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Given that this was built so that tourists could spend their money the unhappy miserable staff amazes me. After booking to go up we had 10 minutes to wait. We went to head downstairs and met with the rudest girl who barked at us that we had to go outside to wait. It was freezing and raining yet she couldn't care less. How on earth can you take people's money then send them back outside when there is plenty of room downstairs? We then went back in at 528 & were told to get back out till 530! Unbelievable yet she then let others in. Someone in charge really needs to look at both the service and the operation

Thank MI55DEY
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The views over the city are spectacular. I thought the views from the empire state were good but no comparison. A must to do in New York.

Thank GlasgowBaywatchbabe
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