• THE TOUR cutting-edge sightseeing tour of Manhattan
• Admission to the Empire State Building Observatory
• Admission to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium
Looking for a New York City experience that’s as varied and exciting as the city itself? Book the Unbelievable NYC tour package to see the quintessential and the avant-garde all for one unbeatable price.
First up? THE TOUR – a high-tech immersive experience that’s much more than a sightseeing tour. Ride in an elite motorcoach decked out with 40 LCD TV’s, surround sound and LED lights. Thanks to stadium style seating and floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll have excellent views of all that NYC has to offer: Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and much more.
The Empire State Building is next on your agenda. The world-renowned Art Deco skyscraper is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside with newly restored murals and interactive exhibits. Of course, the real attraction is the view from the 86th floor observatory! See for miles in every direction from 1,050 feet above the city streets.
Then things take a turn for the unexpected at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! The two-floor “Odditorium” in the heart of Times Square is a treasure trove of zany artifacts from around the world combined with interactive exhibits and simulations. See interesting art pieces like a sculpture of Captain American made of scrap metal, get lost in an incredible laser maze, and view oddities of nature like the two-headed goat.
The Unbelievable NYC package offers a truly one-of-a-kind adventure for NYC newbies and natives alike.
After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase. Redeem at any of the visitor center locations listed on the voucher. At the visitor center, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy.
Board THE TOUR’s spacious motor coach and settle into the VIP comfort of its coliseum seating which faces the street and provides a head-on view of the unfolding cityscape through a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass. THE TOUR’s licensed NAVIGATOR and deeply researched narration will glide your attention from site-to-site along the planned route with support from The Ride’s unique, patented technology.
The ninety minute THE TOUR route will introduce you to New York’s most iconic neighborhoods and landmarks from the comfort of its patented, climate controlled motor coaches, including Times Square, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Garment District, Empire State Building, Madison Avenue, New York Public Library, Bryant Park, and the famous Forty-Second Street, to name a few sites.
Your journey will be augmented by deeply researched audio/visual support conveying the history and growth of Manhattan – with some exciting surprises along the way!
THE TOUR, Powered by THE RIDE, is the only discriminating choice in a crowded field of the ordinary. So be extraordinary! Get On! Find Out!
This Is the New Generation of Sightseeing.
* Redeem your voucher at THE TOUR’s box office, located inside the Gift Shop at 584 8th Avenue, (between 38th & 39th Streets), across the street from Holiday Inn. Call 212-221-0853 or email [email protected] for advance reservation requests. All seats subject to availability. Visit www.experiencetheride.com for departure schedule.
Recorded narration available in these languages:
5th Avenue & West 34th Street , New York, New York, 10016
Departs: 08:00 am - 2:00 am
Discover New York City from 1,050 feet above the bustling urban jungle at the city’s most iconic attraction: The Empire State Building! If you’re looking for a truly “New York” experience you can’t get anywhere else, this is the place!
Want to add a tour of the city to your ticket? Select the Empire State Building + Downtown Tour ticket option to add the Downtown Manhattan bus tour pass to your itinerary. You’ll have 24 hours (spanning TWO calendar days) to explore neighborhoods like Times Square, SoHo, Greenwich Village and Chinatown from a hop on hop off double decker bus. Hop off at any of the 21 convenient stops (including two stops right by the Empire State Building) along the way to grab lunch, visit a museum, or simply stroll around and people watch. Then hop back on the bus when you’re ready to continue the tour.
From the 86th floor Observatory that wraps around the building’s towering spire, you’ll have an unbeatable bird’s eye view of the beautiful NYC skyline and the city’s most notable attractions. You’ll see the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the East and Hudson Rivers, and even the Statue of Liberty! On clear days, you can see far beyond the city limits! And thanks to the included self-guided multimedia tour, you’ll always know exactly what you’re seeing. You can even get a closer look by using the high-powered binoculars on site!
But the world-class views aren’t all this quintessential attraction has to offer. The grandiose lobby was recently renovated to the original 1930 Art Deco design and now features 24-karat gold ceiling murals! Continue onward to find two exhibits, Dare to Dream and the Sustainability Exhibit, that capture the rich history and meticulous design of the official historic landmark.
• Panoramic views of the city skyline from 1,050 feet above street level!
• See up to 80 miles away – and 5 states – from the open air promenades!
• Climate-controlled indoor viewing galleries offer a comfortable viewing environment, whatever the weather!
• Newly-renovated Art-Deco lobby and 2 state-of-the-art exhibits.
• Self-guided multimedia tour tells you what you’re seeing from every vantage point!
102nd Floor Observatory: Take a ride in the manually operated Otis elevator to the uppermost observation deck! Here you’ll have the most spectacular views of the city and beyond. Upgrade at the Observatory ticket office on the 2nd floor or at the 86th floor kiosk.
Express Pass: See an official Empire State Building employee to purchase an Express Pass and skip to the front of every line, saving lots of time!
Multi-Media tour app: The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.
Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory and are not authorized to sell Express upgrades.
• Observatory is open until 2:00am daily so you can see the twinkling cityscape lit up against the night sky!
• Enjoy live music on most Thursday-Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.
• State Grill and Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the lobby. No food or beverages are served on the upper levels.
• Average visit time is 1-2 hours.
• For more space in the viewing galleries and a shorter wait, visit between 8:00 am and 11:00 am or after 10:00 pm.
• Last elevator at 1:15AM
• State Grill and Bar: sophisticated American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Heartland Brewery, Europa Cafe, Chipotle, Starbucks
The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. The 86th Floor Observatory deck has handicapped restrooms, ramps, and lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.
After completing your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation with a link to your online voucher will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase. Redeem at any of the visitor center locations listed on the voucher. At the visitor center, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or present a printed copy.
Recorded narration available in these languages:
234 w. 42nd street, New York City, New York
Departs: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm
Departs: 09:00 am - 1:00 am
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR- BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Get up close and personal with the Times Square New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball. Touch the Waterford Crystal podium and ring in the New Year only at Ripley’s in Times Square.
Enhance Your Sense of Wonder at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Times Square
The enchanting Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square invites all visitors to engage with the mysterious and strange through a vast array of artifacts and exhibits. Originating with the work of columnist/anthropologist Robert Ripley who told stories of the oddities he collected throughout the world, this amazing museum in NYC offers sights unlike anything you will see in ordinary life. This unique attraction allows guests to peruse the museum as they please. Feel free to linger where you are most interested so you can get the most from the bizarre offerings of this special spot in the heart of Manhattan.
Over 500 Amazing Exhibits
Located in Times Square, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! showcases rare artifacts where visitors can get up-close and personal with unbelievable finds. The artifacts and treasures, many of which were curated by Mr. Robert Ripley himself, invite guests to explore the weird diversities of the world in which we live. You’ll see sculptures created from funky, unlikely materials such as used car parts and scrap metal. Then, view some authentically strange animals such as an albino giraffe and real and replicas of astounding curiosities from around the globe like the notorious shrunken heads of South America. Conquer your fear of insects as you let them crawl on your face (with a plastic dome between you and them, of course).
Home of inventive exhibits, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! gives visitors a chance to interact with the museum. This self-guided tour will captivate you as no other attraction or museum in NYC is able to do. For example, the Little Apple exhibit offers you a vista of the entire city at a glance with a miniature replica including all the sparkling lights of the real NYC. The Impossible LaseRace lets you challenge your friends to navigate a maze made of lasers without crossing any of the web of light beams. In the Spinning Vortex, your sense of gravity will be challenged. Hold on to the rail as you walk through the swirling 360 degree tunnel of twisting light!
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Guests of every age will enjoy the wonders of this fascinating attraction. The treasures at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square will astound and delight you. Come explore all twenty galleries across two floors of the largest museum of its kind. Your trip to New York City will be memorable indeed with a tour of the curiosities, oddities, and mysteries of this special collection. Young and old alike will be delighted and surprised by your visit to this awesome museum in NYC.
Please Note: One child aged 3 or under admitted free when accompanied by a full paying adult.