One World Observatory

One World Observatory, New York City: Hours, Address, One World Observatory Reviews: 4.5/5

One World Observatory
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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There are a million things to experience in New York City, but there’s only one way to see them all at once. You can start by hopping a Sky Pod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. There, 102 stories up, find yourself face-to-face with New York’s iconic skyline. Maybe you’ve seen views of the city before, but never quite like this. Walk the three sprawling levels of the Observatory and discover surprises along the way. Drop into the café and grab a bite to eat. Step onto the Sky Portal and stroll high above the crowded streets. Take an interactive guided tour of the city with the help of our Skyline Concierges, available to answer any questions you might have about New York’s long and storied history. And don’t leave without stopping by the One Mix bar for a glass of celebratory prosecco and one last look toward the horizon. See for yourself why One World Observatory is truly An Experience Above.
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from MYR 208.63
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 4 min walk
  • Cortlandt St • 5 min walk
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Floridason
Orlando, FL24 contributions
The views are the reason for the visit.

We paid for a priority access, it doesn't really exist. You have different line for the metal detector but that was it. Everyone has to follow the lines the rest of the way, you don't get a separate access.

The team doesn't really control the guests so people cut in front of each other. You have to go through a silly presentation once you reach the top in a crowded room and again, no one is monitoring it so very, very disorganized. Then you have to stand in another group for a 2-minute presentation while they tell you about the iPad which will identify landmarks. Again, not well organized, there are other options for viewing the city that handle crowd control much better

That being said, once you can get up to the top and actually start looking, the views are stunning! Lots of space so even on a Saturday with it being crowded, you had chances for photos everywhere.
Written 9 August 2022
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carolh656
Romford, UK77 contributions
We absolutely loved our visit here, from start to finish. The building is just amazing, it really takes your breath away to stand at the bottom and just look up!

The lift (elevator) is an experience in itself! It's really fast too.

I won't give anything away, but when you leave the lift and watch the little film, consider filming it! I wish I had. Something happens that simply takes your breath away.

A visit here is worth every penny.
Written 8 August 2022
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Peter V
13 contributions
Super views. Only disappointments were the mechanical malfunction of the Observatory elevator that forced us to return the following day and the frequent steel dividers between the windows that obstructed wider pictures of the scenery.
Written 8 August 2022
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nicola a
6 contributions
Family
We booked on the day we visited and the service was excellent . The staff was very friendly and professional and made the whole experience enjoyable. The views are stunning and as we bought the all inclusive ticket we chose a cocktail in the bar at the top. Something we will never forget!
Written 8 August 2022
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Patience A
3 contributions
I highly recommend the Mastercard VIP tour of One World Observatory. The day we were there was overcast and cloudy. The tour guide - Phillip - made the tour about the building itself, the surrounding buildings, and the City. He pointed out things when the clouds would break a little but he was very knowledgeable about the City itself and it made our cloudy day visit worthwhile. If you're looking for more then just a "view", the VIP tour is it.
Written 7 August 2022
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Robert H
1 contribution
Enjoyed the visit. If we were going to visit a single tall building with an observatory, we would recommend the 1 World observatory. Enjoyed the unhurried views at the top, and also the ambiance of the cafe.
Written 6 August 2022
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Rick T
1 contribution
Couples
Such a great experience. A definite bucket list item checked off my list. A very nice tribute and addition to NYC
Written 5 August 2022
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AmyBGS
Brookfield, CT195 contributions
Amazing 360 degrees. I highly recommend. If you're afraid of heights, this is a good choice as all the viewing decks are fully enclosed. It feels must less scary than other observation decks. Money well spent - absolutely spectacular.
Written 5 August 2022
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Kristina G
1 contribution
Family
Beautiful state of the art observatory, fast elevator, and friendly people. Efficient service too. It was definitely not necessary to get a skip the line ticket. The trip to the top is expensive but on par with other buildings. The proximity to the 9/11 memorial is also a draw.
Written 5 August 2022
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Ray N
Dallas, TX4 contributions
Family
The elevator ride is really cool and the view from the observation area is amazing. The video guide that comes with all inclusive is not worth the extra money. It is well made but I found it more distracting especially with my 8 & 9 years old kids. Also I feel it is over priced for an elevator ride.
Written 4 August 2022
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One World Observatory is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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One World Observatory admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost RM 208.80, while a popular guided tour starts around RM 115.91 per person. See all 63 One World Observatory tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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