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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
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Very interesting & informative. Wonderful attention to detail, shame we didn't get to spend much longer here

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting & informative. Wonderful attention to detail, shame we didn't get to spend much longer here

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free audio recordings for each room you walk into. Great depth and explanation of what immigrants went through to enter America. There's a place where you can look up ancestors, but it closes earlier than the museum closes, so don't go there last. Could only visit the main building for the museum. There are many other buildings on the island... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ellis Island Museum is worth checking out because you get to see everything immigrants went through coming to this country in the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good display of the history of all immigrants coming to America. Allow plenty of time here as there's lots to see and read

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the museum after we did the Statue of Liberty. Those of us who had been there before really didn't need to see it again. The adult who hadn't been before was able to quickly move through the museum. The teens had had a long day and didn't have as much interest in reading every display.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Massive, but well organized museum that tells the story of millions of immigrants to the US in the very facility that processed many of these immigrants. Every aspect and every stage of the migration process covered in the various rooms of the museum, spread over several floors. A good self-guide earphone set is provided.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit and learn the history behind the immigration of people from many years ago. How they segregated them etc.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautifully restored facility has so much historical significance. In an innovative yet personal way it tells the heartwarming stories of real people who started their American dream in this place. This is a must see destination as you connect with the past and connect with people of the past which inspire and give you hope for the future

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking through the original rooms of Ellis Island, one can almost feel the presence of the thousands of people who bravely came to a new world to better their lives and in so doing, shape America. An excellent audio tour, accompanied by placards on displays, gives visitors interesting anecdotes about the daily lives of both the immigrants and the US... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Building buildings full of stories and history on a tranquil island. Ellis Island is included in ticket to Liberty Island (ferry runs from Battery Park to Liberty Island to Ellis Island back to Battery Park). Audio tour is excellent as it takes you through the processing of immigrants and gives you a great insight into their experiences. At times very... More 

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