New York, New York: Empire State Building Museum

Opened July 2019. Nine galleries take you thorough the history and lore of the building. Highlight is a replica 1930s office with King Kong's leering mug and his big ape hand reaching through a window.

Address:
20 W. 34th St., New York, NY
Directions:
Entrance is on the south side of W. 34th St., just west of its intersection with 5th Ave. Museum is on the second floor.
Hours:
Daily 8am-2am (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
212-736-3100
Admission:
Adults $38, includes entry to the 86th floor observation deck.
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King Kong photo op.

Empire State Building Museum

Very informative and interactive, but the King Kong photo ops are the best.

[jtsortofbored, 06/07/2022]

Opened in July 2019, the museum has nine galleries that tell the history and lore of the building; one is devoted solely to its then-revolutionary hi-speed elevators. We agree that the King Kong photo-op is the highlight of this attraction.


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