New York City's Major Attractions

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The attractions listed below are major attractions in New York City. Admission to these attractions are included in the New York City Explorer Pass.

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

New York City's number one attraction, this scientific and cultural museum features exhibits on dinosaurs, space, climate change and special exhibitions. Whoopi Goldberg narrates Journey to the Stars, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show.

Empire State Building Observatory

Empire State Building Observatory

The 86th floor of the Empire State Building is an observatory with a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of New York City. This glass enclosed area heated in winter and cooled in summer features an audio tour.

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

This New York City architectural landmark was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959. It contains the world's finest collections of modern and contemporary art. Included are masterpieces by Calder, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, and Van Gogh.

Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum

Now a national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid was a commissioned aircraft carrier in World War II, and later served as a Nasa and Vietnam primary recover vessel. Now a museum, this historic vessel features interactive exhibits and events.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Museum of Natural History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art features exhibits from ancient Egypt, Greek and Roman galleries, impressionist paintings and contemporary works of art. Admission includes same-day admission to The Cloisters Museum and Gardens.

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

This museum attracts visitors from all over the world to see the world's greatest collection of modern art. Exhibits include The Starry Night by Van Gough and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Picasso.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center

Like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza offers a 360-degree panoramic view of New York City. The 67th, 69th and 70th floors form a three tiered observation deck. Admission includes access to a multimedia theater exhibit and a ride in a glass-ceiling elevator.

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