Best New York, NY Attractions

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    9. American Museum of Natural History

    One of the world's largest natural history museums with over 36 million specimens and exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History educates and entertains visitors, with the most comprehensive offerings about the...

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    8. Central Park

    This famed 843-acre rectangular park offers a variety of beautiful recreational opportunities amid the bustle of Gotham. Joggers, nature lovers and bikers use the park daily. Kids young and old enjoy riding the...

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    6. Museum of Modern Art

    Founded in 1929, the MoMA was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Located in the heart of Midtown, it houses about 150,000 art objects including innovative European art of the 1880s. Showcasing masters like...

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    5. Ground Zero Museum Workshop

    Ground Zero Museum Workshop, known as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York" is open every day of the week. Visitors looking to learn more about September 11 & the "Recovery" come to this museum before making...

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    4. Empire State Building

    One of the world's most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. The building opened in 1931 at a cost of $41 million after about a year of construction, making it the...

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    3. Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island

    These two sights represent freedom for millions of people, and the Statue of Liberty, a 450,000 pound gift from the people of France, is a must-see for anyone visiting the Big Apple. Access to the islands is via a...

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    2. Staten Island Ferry

    The best boat ride in the world! Leaving Manhattan, you gaze at the most enduring symbol of the city, the Statue of Liberty, ahead on the right, with the sleek Verrazano-Narrows Bridge dominating the left. Then you...

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About New York, NY Attractions

A melting pot if ever there was one, New York City is home to a truly astonishing variety of arts organizations and cultural associations. Its massive museums devoted to art and natural history are world-renowned, but the city's smaller museums have their own appeal, often featuring a narrower collection or an esoteric focus, like crafts, design and photography.  Despite the constant construction of new buildings around town (some of which are architecturally significant), there are still a number of fascinating historic structures. And even with the never-ending hustle and bustle, it's quite possible to find serene retreats among New York City's zoos, parks and gardens. Guided tours, whether on foot, by double-decker bus or via boat, are a great way to get a solid overview of the city.

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