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Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York

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  • Visited: 2011-11-01
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Lady Liberty...What a Day!

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Plan ahead and check Ferry schedules and tour times. Be sure to secure your Crown reservations in advance Plan lunch and snacks ahead of time as no food is allowed in Lady Liberty Be prepared for the screening process. Unapproved items can be stored and retrieved but take extra time. Have your children do some research prior to the trip. They will appreciate the historical aspect of the visit even more when armed with knowledge. Be creative with your photos. The Statue of Liberty Facebook Page allows uploads of your images.

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  • Visited: 2008-03-01
  • Submitted: 2013-02-18 21:28:17.0
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To get close-up photos of the Statue of Liberty's face and torch and impressive skyline photos, a separate high-powered zoom lens is needed for your digital camera. If you're not a fan of carrying extra photography luggage around with you all day, this is one location in NYC that makes it well worth it to do so. If you're planning to extend your visit to nearby Ellis Island, budget half a day for this excursion at the very least. Google Statue of Liberty Tours for tickets, or better yet, book a full landmark bus and boat tour on Grayline.com (free pickup at many hotels) that includes hop-on-hop-off double decker tour bus tickets as well as tickets to the top of the Empire State Building and other major attractions. If you only have a couple of days in the city and it's your family's first time visiting, Grayline.com offers the most economical, worry-free, and efficient way to pack as many famous landmarks into one trip as possible. This type of fast-paced escorted day tour is flexible, but is still better suited to older children who can withstand a great deal of walking and who are past the napping stage. In NYC, it can take a long time to get back to your hotel room regardless of what mode of transportation you use, so be aware of how far away you are if your child does need to nap during the day. You don't want to end up stuck on Liberty or Ellis Island with a screaming, overtired toddler and have it take you two hours or more to get back to your room.

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  • Visited: 2012-10-01
  • Submitted: 2012-12-27 17:56:29.0
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Wonderful experience for the kids

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Make sure you book tickets early and try to get an opportunity to climb all the way up to the top.

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Submitted by: Deborah M.

Brought the kids here this past Monday for a little history lesson. It was a great day to be outside, important when you are visiting the Big Apple in November.  I suggest you come early and spend as much time as you can. Even though it was Monday, there was a significant crowd. We noticed that ...

Submitted by: Patricia B.

My family and I were looking forward to seeing one of our country's most recognized landmarks, but unfortunately for use we picked one of the worst days to go. Let me tell you how this works... When we arrived at the Statue of Liberty, I guess I was expecting a tour of some sort or a book/pamphlet explaining which areas we can go into or pay extra to see and what not. But there was nothing, we were dropped off and sent free to walk around the premises. At first we were a little confused and kinda just stood there twiddling our thumbs until we came to the realization that, "oh I guess we're just suppose to walk around".. As we did, we were hit with a major down pour, every person's shoes, clothes & belongings...

Submitted by: Tanya N.

So of all things to see as a tourist in NYC, this place would have to be one of them.  Hey, you get a boat ride out of it, so why not? I've been to NYC a few times before but never made the trek until I came here with my sister's family. We booked a couple of weeks in advance online and the tickets to go up the Statue was already sold out.  Thus, we settled for the tickets that allowed you to only walk around the island.  Note that it's best to buy online to board the boat at a set time ($13).  We bypassed the line up for the ticket purchase & boat which shaved off a good hour in the sun. Amazing. If you're bringing kids, check out the information centre for the Junior Ranger activity booklet.  If the kids f...

Submitted by: Katherine B.

I love the Statue of Liberty. The is a great junior park ranger brochure that you can download online and give the kids a little scavenger hunt.  If they complete it, they can get a badge.  I don't think a lot of people do it bc the park rangers we talked too were very excited tha...

Submitted by: Josh M.

The Statue of Liberty is a must see in New York, whether that is going on the Island itself or passing by it day or night on the free Staten Island Ferry. Every big tourist attraction in NY, or anywhere for that matter has huge lines. If I was to name the one most worth the wait it would be going up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty. If you wan't to go up there make sure you buy tickets in advance as they no longer sell tickets on arrival. It is almost an unreal experience, and I can't think of another statue anywhere that you can go inside of like this. You reach the Island by ferry so it's almost like you're going back in time over a hundred years to when your ancestors arrived in America. The view fro...

Submitted by: Linda N.

I can't give our Lady Liberty 5 stars because ummmm....I really didn't get to see all of her insides! Hey, wait,  I'm not so twisted like that! Here some good POINT OUTS: I think it's best to go really early in the morning to avoid the jamming w/ so many other people in the ferry and the security lines. We went at 9am East time, and Make sure you go to the right departure ferry as well; if you are departing from Staten Island, they have their own ferries that are free, to see the Statue of Liberty is not free @$13, and $1 military discount; children are free. Try to avoid taking lots of stuff w/ you; especially if youre going to see her insides... you have to go through security. Reserve a crown tix months a...

Submitted by: Mary Rose F.

My little brother is now a New Yorker (he just finished his first college year). And in the past year, I have been blessed to be able to accompany my brother and bring some of my family along. The two times I came to the city, I have always remembered to reserve a day to visit Miss Liberty! WHEN: You must take a ferry to Liberty Island, and the ferries stop running at 5pm. Be sure to go online and purchase your tickets instead of buying it at the park!! RESERVE!! WHERE: I remember this!! I took the 1 train all the way down to Staten Island, walked to Battery Park, and hopped on the ferry boat! =) 1ST VISIT: As a newbie, I purchased my ticket online! (Liberty Island itself is free, but you must pay for the fe...

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