No trip to New York City is complete without a visit to the world's most iconic building – the Empire State Building.

Visit the most recognizable skyscraper in the world and experience the exhilarating 360-degree views from the 86th floor observation deck. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world as you look out at the Manhattan skyline in ever direction from 1,050 feet above ground.

Go on a self-guided multi-media tour and learn all about this historic building’s past, from ideation to completion to its evolving symbolic meaning over the years and everything in between.


Your Empire State Building ticket includes access to the building’s exhibits and the Maine Observation Deck on the 86th floor.

Main Observation Deck: located on the 86th floor, this open-air 360-degree viewing deck is the main observation deck in the Empire State Building. You’ll get unbeatable views of NYC’s top landmarks that populate the skyline, including Central Park, the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, and more. On a clear day, you can see up to 5 states.

Art-Deco Lobby: after undergoing an extensive restoration project in 2009 that restored the area to its authentic 1930s appearance, the Empire State Building’s Lobby is the iconic landmark’s grand welcome to all visitors.

Sustainability Exhibit: start your tour of the building on at the 2nd floor Sustainability exhibit and learn all about the building’s 2009 renovation and the massive sustainability project. You’ll get to see how engineers reduced the building’s energy costs by over 4 million dollars per year through this exhibit’s interactive displays, learn about the Empire State Building’s iconic art-deco design, and more. 

Dare to Dream Exhibit: as you make your way up the building, you’ll stop off at the 80th floor where you can see the Dare to Dream exhibit all about the Empire State Building’s history and how its construction was affected by the economic hardships of the time and how it became a symbol of American prosperity and hope in a time of great despair. You’ll get to see notes from the construction team, original documents and photographs, and more.

Fun Facts

  • Over 3.5 million people from around the world visit the Empire State Building each year. 
  • On Thursdays, there is a saxophonist who plays inside of the observatory, filling the room with sweet melodies. You can find the saxophonist from 9:00 pm-12:00 am from Labor Day to Memorial Day and from 10:00 pm-1:00 am from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
  • The Empire State Building was modeled after the Reynold's Building in North Carolina and the Carew Tower in Cincinnati.
  • Construction of the Empire State Building only took 20 months (one year and 45 days to be exact) to complete.
  • Commercial TV and Radio stations broadcast from the top of the Empire State Building.
  • The Empire State Building landed a Number 1 spot on the American Institute of Architects' list of America's Favorite Architecture.

How To Get There

  • B,D,F,N,Q,R,V, W to 34th Street Herald Square station.

  • 6 to 33rd Street station.

What's Included with The New York Pass

The New York Pass includes FREE Empire State Building tickets and admission to the Main Observation Deck on the 86th floor. Plus your New York Pass allows you to Skip the Ticket Office Line! 

In addition to the Empire State Building, The New York Pass includes admission to over 100 popular New York City attractions.

Please note: access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck is not included with your pass. You may purchase an upgrade at the Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th-floor kiosk.

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Tuesday 08:00am - 02:00 am
Wednesday 08:00am - 02:00 am
Thursday 08:00am - 02:00 am
Friday 08:00am - 02:00 am
Saturday 08:00am - 02:00 am
Sunday 08:00am - 02:00 am


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350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd/34th Streets), New York, NY 10118


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