New York City Tourist Attractions

New York City Tourist Attractions

This time it was my second visit to this world-renowned city of U.S.A. I planned this as my first trip was not that big to cover all the major New York city tourist attractions. Apart from the Statue of Liberty, World Trade Centre, and Niagara Falls, there are many other highlights or sightseeing in the city that I could not cover on my first trip.

My Trip

My hot favorite among all the remaining New York city tourist attractions is the Central Park in the central Manhattan. Be away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete forest while you stroll in the 840-acre green land welcoming tourists since 150 years. You will come to know why this park is so famous by discovering the theme gardens, tennis courts, baseball ground, lakes, and a zoo amidst joggers, skaters, and other tourists seen mostly in boats. There are two ice-skating rinks that are only accessible in winter out of which the Wollman Rink is among the most scenic ones on Earth amidst trees, hills, and Manhattan’s skyscrapers.

Then, I visited the first museum of the art known as MoMA – Museum of Modern Art since 1929. It is the home to the most spectacular exhibits of modern artistic works in the field of painting, prints sculptures, film, photographs, and architecture. So, no one can ever feel bore here as there is something for each type of tourist. Displays include the art works of Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Max Beckman, Ansel Adams, and Kiki Smith. Started with only eight prints and one drawing, the museum has not grown to offer diverse 1,50,000 items. Further, the museum’s Library and Archives offer diverse collection of books, historical documents, and photos. Therefore, the aim of the gallery is to just educate the public about the modern art via exhibits, activities, and programs. It is located in Manhattan and its admission fees are $20 for adults. Come on Fridays between 4 to 8 pm for free entry, while on Tuesdays it remains closed.

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is where you will come across some interesting immigrant exhibits. In fact, the immigrants of this island first saw the Statue of Liberty on their way. So, know about their life and experience via the interactive exhibits, walking tours, and movie shows that tell you about the difficulties faced by these people while crossing through Ellis Island.

One more fantastic museum is the American Museum of Natural History mesmerizing the public since 150 years. Regarded as the largest of its kind on the planet, the museum is full of over 30 million artifacts spread in its 42 exhibition halls. Check out for the 50 feet skeleton of a barosaurus in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, three magnificent dinosaur halls on the fourth floor, the Hall of Biodiversity, the Hall of Ocean Life, the Hall of Human Biology and Evolution, and the marvelous Hayden Planetarium. This planetarium is a broad aluminum sphere that floats in a huge glass cube holding the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Hey! Do not miss the Museum of Television and Radio after a lengthy walk. Opened daily from 10 am to 5.45 pm, the museum fees are $15 (adults), $8.50 (children 2-12); plus Planetarium Space show: $24 (adults), $14 (children 2-12); plus special exhibition or IMAX show: $24 (adults), and $14 (children 2-11).

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