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Viator Exclusive: Statue of Liberty Monument Access and 9/11 Memorial
"Meet in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District where you’ll meet your expert local guide to begin your Viator Exclusive tour available nowhere else. Your morning starts off with a walking tour of Wall Street. Learn about the transformation of New York City from an early Dutch settlement to the financial capital as you pass the New York Stock Exchange Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions.Your Wall Street walking tour leads you to the World Trade Center site home to the 9/11 Memorial a monument commemorating the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Walk around to see the enormous reflecting pools and fountains. Your guide will tell you stories of the events tragedy and heroism of that infamous day.After this sobering and deeply moving experience
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Full-Day New York City Tour with Empire State Building Observatory and Statue of Liberty Admission
"This tour skips-the-line and gets it all done so you can enjoy the rest of your trip knowing you accomplished all the things you wanted to see. Visit the Statue of Liberty with audio tour guide included plus pedestal access. Eat lunch at a fantastic rest you're ordering and then eating (meal costs not included). Then skip-the-line at the Empire State Building Observatory. Other important stops include St. Patrick's Cathedral and a Wall Street guided walk. Time permitting your guide will make additional stops at sites like the Grand Central Station or a photo stop at the Empire State Building at Madison Square Park. This tour does it all and fast.""""Skip-the-line everywhere you go through a timed-reservation process. Saving time on tours makes your experience in New York more enjoyable. A comprehensive
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
"Meet your guide at 8:30am at Castle Clinton a former fort inside Battery Park in Manhattan to hop on the ferry to Liberty Island. You’ll bypass the lines with priority boarding allowing you more time to enjoy historical facts about the Statue of Liberty National Monument and learn why it is a symbol of freedom for some many people worldwide.Admire the New York City skyline as you disembark on Liberty Island and explore which features several observation levels and a museum with exhibits on the iconic landmark’s construction and architecture. Afterward board the ferry to Ellis Island and listen as your guide shares information about this historical gateway to America. Upon arrival tour the grounds and spend time at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Inside the restored Great Hall
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Statue of Liberty - Well at...

Statue of Liberty - Well at last I was up close to the Statue of Liberty!!! Something that I had seen on TV and in films countless times, but to see it for real was brilliant!
There are tours of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Statue of Liberty is situated on Bedlo's Island. It was unveiled on 28th October 1886 and is 151 feet high.
On the trip the boat stops first at the Statue of Liberty where you can get off if you wish to have a look around, but unfortunately you are no longer allowed inside the statue. You than can pick up the next boat to go on to Ellis Island, or just stay on the boat.

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bugalugs
Sep 12, 2002

Statue of Liberty

The museum on the base of the statue is fine, and it's possible to climb to the statue's crown (although these seem to be still closed after the events of September).
In winter, the boat crossing to the island is not a pleasant one; it can get absurdly cold with the wind.

OrlandoBR
Sep 08, 2002

Located on Liberty Island, the...

Located on Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty is the work of the French sculptor Bartholdi with the help of Gustave Eiffel. The Statue was exhibited in separate parts. First the right arm and the torch were shown at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876, then the face and the body at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1878. In October 1886 the statue was officially inaugurated. The left hand holds the Declaration of Independence, with the historical date of the 4 July 1776, and in the right hand a golden torch.

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AndreasK
Sep 07, 2002

Visit America's immigration...

Visit America's immigration museum on Ellis Island. 12 million immigrants passed this way as they first encountered the 'Golden Land' between 1892 and 1954. In 1984 the buildings were entirely renovated.

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Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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The Statue of Liberty

This is an opportunity to get a picture of what was and is a symbol of freedom to people everywhere. To be completely honest with you, it is possible to get good pictures while approaching and leaving the island by ferry. The crown is closed (recent security concerns) so I haven't had the desire to spend much time on the island when better pictures can be had without having to wait another half an hour to get on the next ferry.

polrbear
Sep 07, 2002

If you plan to go to the top...

If you plan to go to the top of The Statue of Liberty,
You have to be the very first ferry out in the mourning. And you have to be one of the 1000 only to get a ticket to the top of the crown.
It's a Great view. And everytime you see the Lady of Liberty on TV or in a paper advertisement you'll remember that you made it up all those dam stairs.

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tmrowatt
Sep 07, 2002

If you're interested in...

If you're interested in history, a visit to Ellis Island is a must-see. This place is where many migrants to the US first landed, and it's quite fascinating. You can read more about it on the Ellis Island website.

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jrs1234
Sep 07, 2002

The Statue of Liberty and the...

The Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

Both of which epitomise New York, and both are architectural feats in their time!
These are indeed tourist traps, but what's a visit to New York without a visit to these places?

Great opportunities for a wonderful view of New York... especially on a clear day.

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Aug 26, 2002

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The best place to see the New...

The best place to see the New York City Skyline in the evening:- next to the River Cafe under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn. There is a small pier built about few years ago. The view is awesome. Or take a Staten Island ferry, it is the cheapest way..free as the ferry will turn around back to Manhattan. you can see the Status of Liberty too.

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kemstar
Aug 26, 2002

Another obligatory stop is the...

Another obligatory stop is the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty is many many times shown as a symbol of freedom for the United States. Many times it is the symbol for NYC as well. At any rate, everyone knows of the Statue of Liberty. It was a gift from France in the 1800's. Anywho, it is an impressive piece of work. You can visit the island, and then wait in line for a long time to go inside! You can walk up stairs to a vantage point near the base. The stairs continue up to the very top, but if the weather is too hot, you won't be allowed up there. It's very stuffy, apparently, and it was closed off since the temperatures up there were above 100.

dzni
Aug 26, 2002

Ellis Island

I could have spent a little longer here, maybe. Really, this is a wonderful place, sitting on an island near the Statue of Liberty. So, needless to say, you have to take a ferry to it, which goes to Statue of Liberty first. Anyway, this place was a famous entry point for many many immigrants coming into America, especially in the early part of the 1900's. This is where immigrants were sometimes unfairly entered into the U.S., manytimes by corrupt officials. Aside from that, though, the building is neat. There's a museum inside as well. There are some computers lined up, too, where you can look up relatives who may have passed through Ellis Island. Outside are rows of metal sheets that list many people who passed through this place. So, maybe why this place was neat to me... my grandfather is listed, as he entered the U.S. through here.

dzni
Aug 26, 2002

Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty stands approximately 151 feet tall from her base to the top of her torch. The inscription on her tablet reads 'July 4, 1776,' in Roman numerals, the date of America's Declaration of Independence from Britain.

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Aug 26, 2002

Things to Do Near Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

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Ellis Island

This has been another dream of mine to be able to visit a place where many got there start as Americans. We have to be so thankful for those who crossed those dangerous waters in God knows what...
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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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The Skyscraper Museum

This was probably the most disappointing museum I visited in New York! Hopefully, the low cheap admission ($5) will help a little for the time that you will spend in this small museum. The exhibition...
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National Museum of the American Indian

This branch of the Smithsonian is set in the old Customs House by battery park in lower Manhattan. Entry is free and they have a small but very nice display of native artifacts from across the...
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Battery Park

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Bowling Green

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