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Top 10 Tourist Destinations in New York City

Updated on June 12, 2014

List of Tourist Destinations

1. American Museum of Natural History

2. Cathedral Church of St John the Divine

3. Lincoln Center

4. Louis Armstrong House

5. Museum of Moving Image

6. Rockefeller Center

7. The Brooklyn Bridge

8. Times Square

9. Trinity Church

10. Union Square

New York City is one of the busiest and oldest cities in the US. There are different kinds of people are living and working in this city without any cultural differences. Some people are coming from outside for just visiting new places. New York City is situated at the southern part of the country near the Hudson River. New York City is a great place for tourists and visitors. The city is full of cultural heritage in the form of historical monuments, parks and garden. A list is not just enough to capture all these visible places at one time.

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1. American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest museums situated in the Manhattan. It was created in the year of 1869. There are 21 well known founder members, who were responsible for creating this unique museum. This museum has 27 buildings, 45 halls and more than 32 million varieties of fossils, rocks, plants and whatnot. There are more than millions of visitors are coming to visit this museum every year.

American Museum of Natural History

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2. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is the fourth largest church in the world. The church is also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint John: The Great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York or St. John the Unfinished was founded in 1892. This church is situated in Manhattan. The church is one of the major attractions for Gothic lovers. Cathedral Church is spread over 600 feet in length, the interior height is 124 ft and the exterior height is 232 feet. The church was reopened in 2008, which was closed after devastating fire.

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3. Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center is a center of performing arts and a major tourist attraction. It was founded by John D. Rockefeller III in the year of 1962, though the constructions had been started much earlier. There are three main buildings spread over 16-acres of land. The center was named after the first President of United States, Abraham Lincoln, to give him honor. Lincoln Center has a number of theaters, schools, auditorium and parks.

Lincoln Center

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Louis Armstrong House Museum in Astoria, Queens, New York City

4. Louis Armstrong House

Louis Armstrong House, now becomes a museum, was once his residents. This house is situated in Queens and it was built in 1910. Louis Armstrong was a singer and trumpeter by profession. He and his wife had been living in this house, until his death in 1971. This house has several materials in the form of articles, recordings and books to help research students. Louis Armstrong House has been declared as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1976.

5. Museum of Moving Image

Museum of Moving Image was opened on September 10, 1988 in Queens. This museum is entirely dedicated to the history, art and technology of television, video and film. Now, Museum of Moving Image has gained the capacity to gather more than 100,000 spectators. During the time of the first opening, it costs $ 15 million, which was a huge amount for such a museum. The museum was reopened in 2011 after some expansions, which had been led by Leeser Architecture.

Museum of Moving Image

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6. Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center has been one of the major attractions for tourist in modern times. Rockefeller Center is situated in Manhattan. It is a complex of 19 building spreads over 22 acres. The construction had been started in 1930 but ended in 1939. The center was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr of Rockefeller family and grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil. In this construction project, there are more than 40,000 people involved. This center was declared as a National Historic Landmark in the year of 1987.

7. The Brooklyn Bridge

The beautiful New York City without the Brooklyn Bridge cannot be imaginable. The Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest steel-wire suspension bridge ever made in the US. This bridge connects New York and Brooklyn together. In the presence of President Chester A. Arthur, the bridge had been opened on May 24, 1883. The bridge is 5,989 ft in length, 85 ft in width and 276 ft height. The Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Augustus Roebling, who was a German civil engineer. This bridge has been used for many cultural programs from time to time.

The Brooklyn Bridge

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8. Times Square

Times Square is one of the busiest and illuminated walking intersections in New York City. There are more than 39 million tourist visits this place annually and over 350,000 person crosses Times Square every day. It is one of the most visited tourist places in the world. Earlier, this place was called Longacre Square, but later the name had been replaced to Times Square in 1904. Every year at the time of New Year’s Eve, a ball drop show has been organized to celebrate New Year. This show attracts millions of spectators every year, which was started in 1907 for the first time.

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9. Trinity Church

Trinity Church was visited by many tourists every year from across the world as it is an old church in the New York City. There are three churches that complete Trinity Church. Trinity Church is a historic church situated in Manhattan. The first church was built in 1698, the second in 1790 and the third in 1846. The third Trinity Church was designed by Richard Upjohn, who was an architect. Trinity Church has 23 bells and three burial grounds associated with it.

Trinity Church

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10. Union Square

Union Square is another historic intersection in New York City. This intersection connects Broadway and Fourth Avenue together. The statue of first President, George Washington is the notable attractions for tourists. This is an equestrian statue modeled by Henry Kirke Brown, which was unveiled in 1865. Union Square declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1997. Now, this place is a major business area and a good shopping place for visitors.

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    June Parker 19 months ago from New York

    Even though I am from Hawaii, I do love New York! They are two entirely different worlds full of wonder, amazement, and fun.

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    stella vadakin 22 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Great article. I have been to all, except Louis Armstrong House. The best was Museum of Natural History.