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Empire State Building Admission Ticket

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Overview

Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history.
  • Experience the views from the Empire State Building in the heart of NYC
  • Two key attractions for price of one: 86th-floor deck and 2nd-floor museum
  • Absorb the panoramas and chart the tower's history via immersive exhibits
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Admission to the Empire State Building
Access to 86th Floor Observatory
Access to second floor immersive exhibits
Free Wi-Fi on-site
Make your own way to the Empire State Library in central NYC every day of the year.

On arrival, head inside via the Observatory Entrance at 20 West 34th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Pause here to take in the stunning Lobby, which boasts restored art deco ceiling murals and one of the most famous images of the building above the front desk. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the building to add to your experience.

At the entrance to the 2nd floor, pass through a security checkpoint, and explore the interactive exhibits that tell the story of the ESB's construction to its place in today's pop culture. Watch short film clips through telescopes, use the touch screens, and step into a simulation of an original elevator for a virtual ride to the building's 102nd floor. Then, head to the surround-sound theater to see film and TV clips that feature this iconic tower.

Next, ride the elevator to the redesigned 80th floor, where you'll find exhibitions on the ESB's lights and light shows; together with stunning augmented reality experiences delivered by classic binocular viewfinders.

The final elevator ride whisks you up to the 86th-floor Main Deck: home to the highest open-air observatory in New York, and located right in the heart of Manhattan. Enjoy the 360-degree views of New York and beyond—Central Park, the Hudson River, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more.
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Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is waiting for you day or night. Come watch the sunset as New York is bathed in warm orange, red and yellow tones, then stick around as the lights come on all over town. Or come later and listen to the live music (weekends only) as the stars and lights twinkle romantically. Whenever you come, enjoy the magic without the wait. There are 3 lines at the Empire State Building Observatory: the security line (required for all visitors), the ticket line and the elevator line. You may proceed directly to the turnstile with your voucher.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Empire State Building Admission Ticket?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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  • "Dusk offers most magnificent views of Manhattan, so try to time your visit accordingly." See review
  • "If you want to visit the Empire State Building buying this pass is a MUST." See review
  • "If you can pay extra to go all the at to the top." See review

Reviews

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3,517 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Beautify view
VivianHede_J
, May 2022
Nice beautiful view over New York. Easy to get in and I will recommend it to everyone We went to see the sunset
star-5
Top of the world.
Rebecca_J
, May 2022
Great tour, easy access with no waiting in line. Easy access to the displays and the viewing platform. Friendly staff and a great experience.
star-1
Inefficient
Abigail_H
, May 2022
The process to get up is absolutely terrible and inefficient. It was very that frustrating we had to stop so many times and have our tickets checked and go through a million turn styles. It can't be a security thing as this process was more difficult than the airport. Also, too many doors were inaccessible causing a bottleneck of visitors in certain areas. Maybe a few signs reminding the public of etiquette would be helpful.
star-5
Experience for a life time
Renard_C
, May 2022
A life time experience . i enjoyed the visit, from the 2nd floor to the 86th floor. It was worth every penny
star-5
Spectacular!
Claire_P
, May 2022
Beautiful iconic building! Friendly and helpful staff! Views amazing on our clear day. Was quiet at the time we visited (3pm on a Thursday). Could have stayed up there for hours!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building. We appreciate the review.
star-1
Biggie Biggie give me one more sham
Millicent_C
, May 2022
So I’ve been to the Empire State building observatory deck before. I only bought a ticket or two tickets because of the Biggie commemorative activities that we’re supposed to take place yesterday. There was nothing. Nothing but fog. No creativity no holographic display. No pop-up shops. No murals. No music. No nothing. How do I get a refund?
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for visiting the Empire State Building. We're so sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. please reach out to roomtoimprove@esbonyc.com. We would like to hear more on how you missed the Biggie pop-up.
star-5
Breathtaking Views!
Midwin_A
, May 2022
Highly recommend doing the time closest to sunset. Absolutely beautiful. The views are breathtaking and overall the experience is a 10/10.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building. We appreciate the perfect score. We're glad you enjoyed the experience.
star-5
Go get high
Christopher_M
, May 2022
Getting to see New York from high above. The staff were very helpful. I've always wanted to see and go inside the building.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and our helpful staff.
star-3
Empire State Building
Ibeth_M
, May 2022
It was fun experience to actually get to know the building, and how it was created. What really made it worth it was the King Kong exhibit, it made it fun and interactive. The view was incredible of course.
star-5
Excellent we arrived 30...
neicy
, May 2022
Excellent we arrived 30 mins early but was let in with no trouble . Enjoyed the experience but unfortunately cloudy at the top so couldn’t see that much ,
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed the experience.
star-5
Worth the Weather Conditions
Jessie_R
, May 2022
We went on a rainy foggy night and even then it was an amazing experience. Very unique in all weather conditions and a definite sight to see!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the experience.
star-5
The sunset time is great....
Mark_O
, May 2022
The sunset time is great. Cool experience to see the skyline and streets below light up from the observation deck. Well worth it!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We're glad to hear you were able to experience the sunset views. Thank you for visiting the Empire State Building.
star-5
Use Viator for Empire State Building tour
Heidi_G
, May 2022
The Empire State Building tour through Viator was totally worth it! We showed our tickets to the person at the entrance and she recognized them and got us to the line we needed to get in. They offer an express ticket for the tour but I don’t know if it was offered through Viator or I just missed it. We were just fine with regular admission.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience.
star-5
my experience
mary_c
, May 2022
the building is amazing the staff are so friendly and the views outstanding the sunset was one too experience .
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for visiting the Empire State Building. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the sunset experience.
star-4
Friendly funny staff!
Sheena_C
, May 2022
Staff warned us that there was no visibility on the original day we had booked. Thanks to Viator we were able to rebook with No issue (and they knew that). Staff were so friendly and humorous!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building. We're glad to hear that our staff was friendly and humorous.
star-5
Must do!
Laura_S
, May 2022
We t for sunset and it was amazing. 360 degree view of the city. Need to get a spot early to have best views
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We're happy to hear you enjoyed the sunset views. Hope you took some great photos to share. Thank you for visiting the Empire State Building.
star-3
Empire State Building during a weekday lunchtime visit
NgeeTeck_P
, May 2022
Although there were “telescopes” provided to view the different buildings afar, it’d be helpful if the buildings were referenced in a map for the viewer to identify while viewing the same buildings through the telescope.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building. We appreciate the feedback.
star-5
Empire State Building Rocks
Kerry_M
, May 2022
Seeing the history of the building and seeing the pictures from the era when it was built. Of Course the views were spectacular. Just a little sorry King Kong wasn't home! Lol
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for visiting the Empire State Building. We appreciate the review.
star-4
Great views, well worth it.
Andrew_P
, May 2022
Amazing views, great history. Worth going at dusk to get the best of day time and night time views. Loved the grandeur of the decor.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you back soon.
star-5
Great day
Graham_K
, May 2022
The museum was awesome. The telling of the story of the build was done creatively using state of the art visual and sound effects. Only tip I'd give is spend more time in the museum, dont rush to the top
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the galleries on the second floor.

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