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Rockefeller Center Tour

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Rockefeller Center Tour

Spanning the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, Rockefeller Center has earned its reputation as a city within a city. Expert guides will take you on a magical Rockefeller Center Tour through its rich history, which is entertaining and educational even for New Yorkers!

Some say Rockefeller Center is the hub of Manhattan. Home to the world’s most famous Christmas Tree, NBC New York Studios, the iconic ice skating rink, the Associated Press, and the “30 Rock Building”, this eclectic entertainment and business complex is a great place to spend some time. Discover the ins and outs with a fantastic Rockefeller Center Tour!


The tours will be every 30 minutes from 10:00am to 7:00pm, excluding 6:00pm and 6:30pm.


Open 365 days a year.

Redemption Instructions

Please present your New York City Explorer Pass at the tour desk at the NBC Experience Store to make a reservation and obtain a tour ticket.


Tour is in English only and lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. The tour has 20 people per group up to 3 groups at a time. Tour is not recommended for children under 12.


30 Rockefeller Plaza
Top of the Rock entrance is at 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
New York, NY 10112

Public Transportation

By Subway: B, D, F, M to Rockefeller Center 47-50th St. Station;6 to E. 51st St. and Lexington Ave. Walk west to Fifth Ave. and south to W. 50th St.;1 to 50th St. and Broadway. Walk east toward Fifth Ave.;N, R, W to 49th St. and Seventh Ave. Walk east toward Fifth Ave. and north to W. 50th St.;E, V to Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. Walk south to W. 50th St.

Rockefeller Center is comprised of 19 commercial buildings spread out over a space of 89,000 square meters! Rockefeller Center has achieved National Landmark Status, recognized not only for its commercial use, but also for its Art Deco architecture and Great-Depression era historical roots.

John D. Rockefeller’s vision was to build a cultural center in the heart of New York, inspired by and reflecting significant and historic works of art and architecture. A guided Rockefeller Center Tour bring you through the center with your own personal closed-circuit headset, leading you through the center's most poignant spots, including its gardens and various buildings.

Rockefeller Center houses the following:

  • The GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, or 30 Rock as it’s affectionately known. It’s the namesake of Tina Fey’s hilarious sitcom, as well as home to NBC’s New York Studios, where SNL and other awesome late night shows are filmed.
  • Radio City Music Hall: Home of the legendary Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
  • The Associated Press Building, at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, a hub for much of the world’s international news.
  • Recognizable works of art such as Paul Manship’s gilded bronze sculpture of Prometheus giving the gift of fire to humankind; The AP’s News by Isamu Noguchi; and American Progress, a huge fresco-style mural depicting the founding of America.
  • A famous outdoor ice skating rink and Christmas tree (seasonally, of course!).

Tours of this awesome complex depart from 30 Rockefeller Plaza at the entrance to Top of the Rock.

Save on admission for a Rockefeller Center Tour, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!

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Great if you like architecture
By Gerri Verified Reviewer from Palo Alto, CA on
BEAUTIFUL, Educational
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Best for adults,
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Rockefeller Center Tour:

My husband and I enjoyed this tour. We really like architecture and wanted to see this very famous building. I was amazed by it but if you're not someone who loves this kind of thing, it's probably not for you.

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  • Open year-round
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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30 Rockefeller Plaza
Top of the Rock entrance is at 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
New York, NY 10112

Phone: 212-698-2000

Website: Rockefeller Center Tour

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