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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This and the whole area is an awesome tribute to the people who lost their lives in an awful event. You will easily spend 2 or 3 hours here. They cover the event and the stories of various people from various perspectives in an interesting and informative way. It was very sensitively done. It was a sobering experience and I found it quite emotional at times. Highly recommended.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Sally H
    Upland, CA215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited other renowned museums around the world. This one delighted us very much! It was an experience of pure BLISS. Not to be missed!
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • Sandy B
    249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This stunning building is definitely worth a visit. Better still, take one of their free tours. You will learn so much about the history of the library and you will get to see some rooms that you wouldn’t as a regular visitor. Tickets for these tours go online Sunday for the following week and go quickly. Best of all they are FREE. The guide was amazing and had a wealth of knowledge. The library has a small museum with a fascinating collection of artifacts. And the library’s gift shop shouldn’t be missed.
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic time spending about 3 hours looking around the museum on a Monday morning. We had a pre booked entry and entered through the northern entrance. Small queue at 10.00, but think our entrance was used for school groups, so might get busy at times. In fact, whilst we were exploring the museum, there were lots of small groups of school kids, so occasionally needed to wait for them to move on to view a display, but good to see enthusiastic kids! The displays are awesome!
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • neeratraveler
    San Francisco, CA234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The New York City MoMa has a superb collection of contemporary art. There are works by Picasso, Rene Magritte, Dali, Van Gogh, Matisse, Pollack and many more. I did not take a tour but gave myself plenty of time to enjoy it.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent all afternoon on a Tuesday in May looking around this museum. We only bought the general entry and didn't pre book, and had no problem getting in, without queuing. Really interesting walking around the aircraft carrier, and there were some retired sailors who were really interesting to talk to. We also went round the submarine and could walk round a space shuttle. Awesome! We must have easily spent 3 hours there.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • MichiganMelissa04
    Plymouth, MI782 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is hands down my most favorite place in NYC. It is so lovely. The cloisters are such a pleasure to stroll through, and there is a nice cafe in one of the cloisters - which, disappointingly, did not offer a means to recycle the plastic containers they use for food. But anyway, the artwork and treasury was amazing. I would suggest arriving at opening, on a weekday.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Maree H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was amazing. Very moving and really well done. Very respectful. Can't believe I got to hold things that were kept from 9/11. Highly recommend
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, AZ1,429 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had been wanting to visit this for a long time. The last time we were in New York, we were being cheap. Let’s face it: $30 a tour is a little pricey. But this trip we decided to bite the bullet and take two tours and both tours were well worth the price. We did the “Under One Roof” tour first. Sallie was our guide for that tour and she was one of the best docent/tour guides I’ve encountered in a long time. She knew everything about the history of the two families, immigrants and the tenement itself. Our second tour, “After the Famine” was interesting as well, but the docent, while knowledgeable, wasn’t as enthusiastic as Sallie. There is a very nice gift shop. Splurge and take a tour.
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • Denise S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went with my daughter as part of our mother daughter vacation and we had a ball! The Carnival was so much fun! We will definitely recommend this museum!
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing collection, three magnificent Vermeer's kick off the visit, intimately displayed in room of their own. You can visit the whole museum in 1-2 hours, so you don't get overfed with art. I actually enjoyed this more than the big ones.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • ems_jls
    Marlboro, NJ127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Hard Hat Tour is on the expensive side but worth it. It takes you away from Island 1, where the main buildings are, to Island 2 and Island 3, where the hospital and laundry and a few other buildings once were and which you cannot get to otherwise. They have been preserved in a state of "arrested decay" which is quite photogenic in its own way. And yes, you do have to wear a hard hat for most of it, in case some of the decay unarrests itself.

    Our tour guide, Melissa, brought a great combination of knowledge and passion to her commentary without overdoing it. She capably answered many questions about Ellis Island in general, not just the hospital aspect.

    Also a must if you are a "Godfather Part II" obsessive as one in our group was.

    The tour is 90 minutes and take care of food and bathrooms before you start.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, AZ1,429 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the original library built by J. Pierpont Morgan, with an Annex that was built around it around 100 years ago, that serves as an art museum. The library itself is beautiful and interesting and took us about 45 minutes to go through. There is an audio tour you can download and if you took time to listen to every room and description, it would take 1 to 1-1/2 hours. The rest of the museum was just okay in my opinion. We didn’t spend much time in that part of the museum. There’s a nice gift shop and a café. I thought admission was a little steep, especially since this is a pretty small museum, but I would pay again to visit the library portion. The security guard was on a bit of a power trip: there were about 20 people waiting for the museum to open at 10:30, who had been waiting 15 minutes or longer. He got around to unlocking the doors at about 10:35 and wouldn't let anyone in until he methodically, and slowly, unlocked each and every door.
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,745 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a couple of hours to spare on our last day in NYC and one attraction left on our Explorer Pass to headed off to Madame Tussauds. Itreally is prettyv cheesy, but there has been some effort put into grouping the celebrities and present them thematically. There is also a 10 minute Marvel Universe 4D movie which is entertaining enough.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • moretrips51
    Palo Alto, CA405 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historically interesting and visually gorgeous building. The docent was very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend the 1 hour tour.
    Written 24 May 2024
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