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Top of the Rock Observation Deck

30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10112-0015
+1 212-698-2000
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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.
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30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10112-0015
+1 212-698-2000
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

The famous Rockefeller center, from year to year thousands of tourists come here to look around New York from a bird’s eye view. From the observation deck you have wonderful views of the city and of the Hudson, a particularly unforgettable impression you can get...More

Thank Lesley Q
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Fabulous views, even in the bitter cold with snow falling! Great time of year to go, there was no queue. We had such an incredible view of the Empire State building that we didn't feel the need to climb that one too!

Thank VJV71
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Must visit for absolutely everyone in New York. The views are the best and you get a good perspective of the whole city. Entrance fee is on the high side but well worth it. Remember to hold on your hat when you get to the...More

Thank BobbyDayal
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Thought this would be different to the Empire State. Went on the last night of our trip and chose a late slot. There's a rude man guarding the first entry who won't let you in before the scheduled time, and he won't let you hang...More

Thank zxcvbnm123456789
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The best top of roof, You can also go around the sunset, this beautiful, worth paying an extra on the ticket.

Thank JulianaCA
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you want the best views of the city with a bit of theatre thrown in then this is a regular NY visitor's recommendation. It's nicer to see the Empire State rather than be up it and the photo opportunity on the way up to...More

Thank Kirsty H
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Amazing views, especially of the Empire State. We did it at night, using Citypass. You get preferential times and speedy ticket line with this. Once at the top you can view the Manhatten skyline at your leisure. A definite must do whilst in NY. Enjoy!

Thank 569Sarah
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

First trip to New York and this was definitely a highlight The views were amazing and provided stunning views of Central Park, The Empire State and much more. We went at 5pm and I'd love to visit again during the evening so I could see...More

Thank bloomsburygal h
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Granted if you have never been to NYC you would be impressed with the views at the top. However, the cost of over $20 to go to the top just to look at a view is not worth the price to me. Granted they do...More

Thank chindalen
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

When we arrived we had a bit of a wait to buy tickets and the time for the tickets was over an hour away. We killed the time by walking around the Rockefeller building and visiting the shops in the area. During your wait for...More

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imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
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12 August 2017|
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Response from RockefellerCenter | Property representative |
Hello! The Sky Shuttle elevators features a transparent roof only. The ride up is approximately 43 seconds, making for a very brief experience. Best of luck!
11 August 2017|
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Response from RockefellerCenter | Property representative |
Hello! We strongly suggest purchasing timed tickets in advance directly through our website to ensure immediate entry at your desired date and time. Once entering with that ticket, you will be on the deck within 10-20... More
Yoly B
6 August 2017|
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Response from RockefellerCenter | Property representative |
Hello! After purchasing an Explorer Pass, you must present it in person at Top of the Rock's box office to schedule a timed ticket. You may select the next available time slot or a specific time/date that works best for you... More