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Tickets for Empire State Building

Make like King Kong and ascend an iconic tower – it's the best way to see NYC

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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible

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What's included

Admission to the Empire State Building
Access to the 86th-floor observation deck
Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
Downloadable interactive audio guide app
Free high-speed WiFi on-site

What's not included

Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (available on-site for an additional fee)

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  • See NYC from the 86th-floor Observation Deck and enhance the experience with the official Empire State Building app
  • Admire the Art Deco style of one of America's true landmarks; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and offers unobstructed 360° views
  • Enjoy two attractions for the price of one and explore the revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits – all signage, multimedia apps, and exhibitions are available in nine languages

Looking up at New York's skyscrapers is quite an experience. But it's nothing compared to looking down on New York from atop its most famous skyscraper located in the heart of Manhattan. With ongoing exhibitions on the second and 80th floors, and two observation decks, the Empire State Building is the best way to see the Empire State.

The Empire State Building was completed in 1931, and this Art Deco icon still retains its charm. The smiling team of burgundy-uniformed personnel at the front door will usher you into this city classic. Marvel at the inspiring murals adorning the walls and ceiling as you go.

The most iconic spot on this skyscraper is the 86th floor, where many movies, like 'Independence Day' and 'Sleepless in Seattle', have filmed memorable scenes.

The view from up top is breathtaking, figuratively (and sometimes literally too!). With these Empire State Building tickets, you'll see panoramic views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate-controlled viewing galleries.

Take your time to snap aerial shots of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the One World Trade Center –and at least one of you beating your chest like King Kong did when he climbed the building.

Empire State Extras

For your own digitally guided tour from the ground floor right up to the top, the Official Empire State Building Guide app is a must-have. Download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Hungry up high? The Empire State Building boasts seven eateries. Choose a pre-fixed dinner package at the State Grill and Bar, which also serves local craft beers and cocktails. Starbucks, Chipotle, and Sushi-teria are also close by.

For something different, the Empire Lights'Wich is an Instagram-worthy homemade ice cream sandwich that changes to match the lights each night!

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • All visitors need to go through a security check. Glass items, weapons, monopods, and tripods are not allowed inside
Wednesday 13:00 - 22:00
Thursday 13:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Monday 13:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 22:00
Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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