Tourist Attractions in New York (III)
New York – it sounds like power, speed, and wealth. Although New York is not the capital city of the USA, no other city is a better example of the American way of life. Discover the most important Tourist Attractions in New York:
7. Tourist Attractions in New York: Lincoln Center
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was built in the 1960s and is an exemplary cultural center. It is actually a complex consisting of individual buildings grouped around a plaza with a giant fountain. The three main buildings are the Metropolitan Opera, the Avery Fisher Hall with the Philharmonic and the New York State Theater. The frescoes by Marc Chagall in the foyer are an attractive detail of “The Met”. Experience the Lincoln Center on a guided tour, with a look behind the scenes.
8. Tourist Attractions in New York: Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal (often known as Grand Central Station) is a famous New York train station. The Art nouveau building, completed in 1913, was saved form demolition in the 1990s and comprehensively renovated. Today, alongside the underground platforms, there are also many restaurants, stores and a delicatessen market (Grand Central Market) in the basement of the building. The station has around half a million visitors per day. Don’t miss the famous brass clock and the arches decorated with constellation in the main hall. Free-guided tours (with a voluntary donation of USD 10) begin on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 pm at the information stand.
9. Tourist Attractions in New York: Ellis Island Immigration Museum
More than 12 million immigrants passed through the little island in New York Harbor between the years 1892 and 1954. For most of them it was a symbol of hope for a new beginning in the United States. The historic buildings of Ellis Island were renovated in the 1960s and have been open to visitors since 1990. The newly opened Immigration Museum is especially worth a visit, and tells the history of immigration with a short film and many original travelers documents. The Wall of Honor immortalizes the names of more than 500,000 immigrants who once became US citizens in the registry room. Ellis Island can only be reached by ferry from Battery Park.