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The Empire State Building Observation Deck, NYC

Completed in 1931, the Empire State Building is an exceptional historic landmark and world-famous New York attraction. Pick up an audio tour device at the Visitors Center. Ride the elevators up 86 or 102 floors to get a fantastic, 360-degree view of Manhattan from two open-air observation decks.

Wander through the restored lobby to see the stunning, original art deco ceiling murals. Visit the Dare To Dream Exhibit to learn about the building's history and see how the skyscraper saves energy at the Sustainability Exhibit.

After your visit, shop, and dine in the main lobby concourse. Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's most iconic buildings and is the most photographed building in the world.

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Prices -

Ticket prices vary based on age and tour choice

Hours -

Daily: 8 AM - 2 AM, 365 days a year.


  • Tower Lights
  • Empire State Building Run-Up
  • Private Events


  • Observation Decks
  • Visitors Center
  • Dare to Dream Exhibit
  • Sustainability Exhibit
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurants


  • Is parking available at the Empire State Building?
    There is no parking garage at the Empire State Building. Visitors who arrive by car can easily park at the garage right across the street, located on 33rd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway. If you're staying in the city, you might prefer to arrive on foot or by cab. The 33rd Street-Herald Square station offers easy access via subway service, just one block away from the Empire State Building.
  • Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed in the Empire State Building?
    Yes, visitors with baby strollers can take the elevators to the observation decks. For the comfort of other visitors, all strollers must be folded on the observation decks. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are allowed at the Empire State Building. The observation deck on the 86th floor offers ramps and lowered viewing walls for the convenience of guests in wheelchairs.

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