Empire State Building Observatory

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The Empire State Building opened in 1931 and still holds on to some of its original design. At the spectacular lobby, you will find art deco references and exhibits that go through de history of the building and its significance in pop culture. On this activity, you will ride an elevator to the 80th floor, arrive at a 360-degree platform, and enjoy New York’s skyline. 

Visiting the Empire State Building observatory is an accessible experience. The observatory is accessed via ramps and elevators, it has an accessible restroom, there are lowered binoculars and walls, and service dogs are allowed. You can also download the Empire State Building Guide app and access audio tours in many languages. 

For more information and ticket purchases, please visit the official website: Empire State Building Observatory.

Know before you go

What is included

  • Admission

  • Audio guides

What is not included

  • Insurance


New York, NY, USA


New York, NY, USA

Free admission

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