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Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
"On this audio tour get a history of Grand Central Terminal filled with interesting details and insights. This tour includes a state-of-the-art audio device and headset and a map of the terminal.Discover the architectural highlights hear anecdotes and explore archival material as you wander around the iconic terminal at your leisure. If you want more in-depth information there are options for additional material at the push of a button. The self-guided tour can last as little as 30 minutes to just over an hour. The tour is available in English French Spanish
From $9.00
NYC at Night: Sightseeing Cruise and Bus Tour
"See New York City sparkle on an evening panoramic tour of the city! Your tour begins with a drive through Times Square. Our first Stop will be at the Chelsea Market and the The High Line a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Then to a 1-hour New York Night Harbor Cruise with awesome views of New York's unforgettable skyline as well as opportunities to take up-close and personal photos of the Statue of Liberty. Next hop aboard our luxurious coach for a comprehensive drive through some of New York City’s must-see areas like Chinatown SoHo and Greenwich Village on our way to visit Gran Central Station
From $60.00
Beyond Broadway: Insider's Tour of Times Square
"Ready to navigate one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world? This New York City tour is going to take you through Times Square Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal — but entirely the local way! This NYC tour will start in Grand Central Terminal the most historical transportation hub in the USA. Explore the massive building and its incredible architecture and learn where you can grab some local NY State food and drink. You’ll even take a hidden passage out to the street to avoid the crowds at the entrance.Afterwards head out through the skyscrapers of Midtown where you’ll uncover some short cuts
From $69.00

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Simply stunning

... now how come London Bridge station can't look like this?! I know it's sad to put a station on here but it is well worth a look - once you enter the hall look up to the ceiling be prepared to be overawed :-)

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Jun 18, 2004

Talk About Good Value

On our last visit in 2002, we were lucky enough to read about a free tour of Grand Central Terminal that took place every Sunday. The guide was superb. told us loads of things that we never would have found out, and was obviously passionate about his subject. I would recommend this to anyone who has a bit of time to spare.

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May 14, 2004

Don't miss the Train(Station)

This one is almost solely for the architecture, the outside of Grand Central Terminal is not to bad, but once you get inside you will think 'no way is this a train station!!'. The sublime interior of the place is majestic. You would think you are in some grand museum not a friggin train station.

Not to be missed is the food hall at Grand Central, head for the 2 Boots Pizza outlet and grab a slice of mighty fine tasting Pizza with mad toppings.

What more do you want in a 'Train Station'??

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Apr 19, 2004

Grand Central Station

Certainly Grand. Opened in 1913, constellations adorn the ceiling. Situated in the heart of Midtown, it has an array of shops and restaurants. Even if you're not catching a train, go and see the world famous concourse.

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Apr 18, 2004
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Meet me at the Clock

The clock in the main lobby of the Grand Central Station has been the meeting place for people in New York for years. The clock is just one of the many architectual splendors you can see at Grand Central.

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Apr 11, 2004

Grand Central Station.. lives up to its name

The architecture of Grand Central Station is fantastic and thankfully the building was saved from destruction and looks great. Even if you don't need to travel on a train from this station, I recommend that you go and check out its beauty.

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Apr 11, 2004

Beaux-Arts gem

Chances are you'll end up in Grand Central at some point anyway when taking the subway, so there's no excuse for not spending some time in this wonderful, recently restored building to take a stroll along its main concourse and enjoy the vast, open space. Note the constellation painting on the ceiling, the marble staircases and the gorgeous four faced clock on top of the information booth.
The outside is just as stunning, with its colonnaded facade and clock/statuary atop the building on the side facing 42nd St, depicting the mythological deities Mercury, Hercules and Minerva.

Tips :
Grand Central is practically next to the Chrysler Building, Home Savings Bank of America, and the Chanin and Helmsley Buildings. Tons of opportunities for shooting some great pictures, e.g. walk to the north along Park Ave for a few blocks and then look south toward Grand Central for a stunning view of the traffic "disappearing" into the Helmsley building - a sight which will look familiar because you've probably seen it in dozens of movies, series or documentaries taking place in New York.
Check the official website for guided tours, and a listing of the shops in Grand Central, too.

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Mar 08, 2004

Grand Central Terminal is a Beaux-Arts gem

The reason and only reason this beautiful building is still standing today is due to the work and devotion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who in the 1970's fought against city developers to tear this down in order to build a modern station.

Long story short- it was renovated, cleaned up and made into a beautiful center that it is today- complete with a great (!!) food market (Grand Central Market), a restaurant/dining court, the Oyster Bar (a restaurant rated in the top categories), shopping, a landmark clock (which is the perfect place to meet someone) and a cleaned ceiling mural of the constellations.
Vanderbilt Hall, part of Grand Central, hosts exhibits and fairs during the year.

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Feb 29, 2004

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A beautiful building

Grand Central Terminal is a very beautiful and famous building. It's hard to believe that it's a train station located in the centre of New York. But Grand Central Terminal isn't only a train station. There are restaurants and shops too. If you go to New York, you've to visit it even if it is for a few minutes.

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Jan 11, 2004

Grand Central Terminal

On my first trip I had to take a train from Grand Central Terminal to go with my friend to visit her family in Connecticut. The last time I was there we didn't go inside. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of it, but here I am with another friend at the subway stop at Grand Central.

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Jan 10, 2004

Central Station Main Terminal Hall

I just went to have a look at this building because it is one of the famous landmarks of NYC.
As you can see from the photograph it is an impressive building, it also has an impressive ceiling with stars and constellations on it.

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Jan 05, 2004

Grand Central Station

A train station a place to see? You bet if it's Grand Central. My parents always said that the old Penn Station was even better, but some idiot politicans tore it down in the early 60s and some ugly bland station was put in it's place. Originally doomed to the same fate, irrated New Yorkers made Grand Central a historic spot, preserving it forvever.

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Aug 22, 2003

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Getting to Grand Central Terminal


89 E 42nd St., New York, NY 10017


  • Sunday 05:30 to 02:00
  • Monday 05:30 to 02:00
  • Tuesday 05:30 to 02:00
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  • Saturday 05:30 to 02:00