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Empire State Building General Admission: Main Deck

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

Empire State Building - Day Entry
Open today: 11:00 - 20:00
ESB - General Hours
Open today: 10:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building - Night Entry
Open today: 20:00 - 23:00
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
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Wheelchair accessible
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Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Admission to the Empire State Building
Access to the 86th-floor observation deck
Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
Downloadable audio guide app
Free high-speed WiFi on-site
Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (available on-site for an additional fee)

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Take the fastest way to the top. With Express Access, you skip the lines and enjoy the views in record time. Get yours during checkout!

  • 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 Reserve® and Chipotle are also close by.

For the best experience, we recommend visiting two hours after the Empire State Building Observatory's opening time.

  • 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
Empire State Building - Day Entry
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00
Monday 11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 20:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 20:00
ESB - General Hours
Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday 10:00 - 00:00
Monday 10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 00:00
Thursday 10:00 - 00:00
Friday 10:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building - Night Entry
Saturday 20:00 - 23:00
Sunday 20:00 - 23:00
Monday 20:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 20:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 20:00 - 23:00
Thursday 20:00 - 23:00
Friday 20:00 - 23:00
Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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  • Refunds are not possible for this ticket
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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3 reviews
Michal,  Poland Poland
21 Apr 2024
I loved the AppClip which was super easily accessible from Apple Maps pin. The whole process was fast and seamless. I also loved that there were polish payment methods (blik) available.
Empire State Building General Admission: Main Deck
Ankit,  United States United States
05 Apr 2024
The experience was awesome. I purchased all my entry tickets for my New York trip from Tiqets. Site is very user friendly and prices are lower than market
Empire State Building General Admission: Main Deck
Jan,  Czech Republic Czech Republic
17 May 2024
Very detailed, instructive video, polite staff. E.S.B. IS still the best building to see N.Y. from above.
Empire State Building General Admission: Main Deck

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