Are you visiting New York? More specifically Manhattan and it’s Midtown neighborhood? There are a number of attractions to partake in while you are there, including this scavenger hunt! In our research to develop a Tourist Scavenger Hunt in New York Midtown, we’ve come across much information, some of which can only be gleaned when doing the actual scavenger hunt.
However, we also wanted to share some of that information with you for your visit planning. Here are 12 attractions to see in New York Midtown.
12 attractions to see in New York Midtown
- Madame Tussauds
- Madame Tussauds New York presents over 200 wax figures of famous musicians, A-list stars, sports legends, world leaders and more. There is a Marvel Super Hero 4D ultra-sensory superheroes film. Be sure to take selfies with the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and Ironman! Don’t let the full prices listed below scare you away. Many coupons and discounts are available in hotel lobbies, in some restaurants, and on the street, to lower the price of entry significantly.
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
- Next to Madame Tussauds is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! A curious place to visit, to see oddities and unusual things, across twenty themed galleries.
- Times Scare
- Located on 8th Ave between W 42nd and W 43rd is Times Scare, an interactive walk-through horror adventure.
- National Geographic Encounter
- NatGeo Encounter takes you on a deep dive into the ocean using photo-real animation with giant projection screens and immersive sound.
- Gulliver’s Gate.
- Gulliver’s Gate is a massive exhibition of a miniature world. The 50,000-square-foot exhibition has incredibly detailed miniature models of cities and countries of the world with iconic sites from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. These are both great activities for families with children.
- Disney Store
- Alright, not an attraction in the traditional sense of the word, but an attraction for Disney buffs nonetheless.
- Enjoy 2 floors of displays, shopping, and the occasional mascot.
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space
- The USS Intrepid is a retired aircraft carrier located at Pier 86, at W 46th On and around it you will find a collection of American military and maritime aircraft and other vehicles.
- It is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
- The NFL Experience brings fans closer than ever to the game and their favorite teams with its live action, interactive games, state-of-the-art 4D theater and the Vince Lombardi Trophy!
- Top of the Rock
- Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios which you can tour. You’ll also find here the Top of the Rock attraction. To experience either of these two, you will want to enter the center from 6th Ave. You’ll find The Top of the Rock midway through. This is the home of Saturday Night Live.
- The entrances are gilded and adorned with wonderful mosaics.
- High Line
- The High Line is an elevated linear park along a former rail line. It stretches 1.45 miles along 10th Ave from W 30th (in lower Midtown) to Gansevoort St in the Financial district.
- Empire State Building
- The Empire State Building was finished in 1931, also in the Art Deco style. It is currently (2018) the 5th tallest skyscraper in the United States.
- It is located on an original lot of an 18th-century farm. The Astor family built a hotel here in the 1890s but in 1920, they sold it and it was torn down to build the structure we see now. The Airship mast on top, now an antenna, ensured it would be the world’s tallest building, beating the Chrysler Building and others in construction at the time.
- Visiting the Empire State Building costs $37 for adults and will take about an hour of your time.
- New York’s spy museum and experience, here you will dodge lasers, crack codes, lie and spot liars.
- SpyScape is located at the intersection of 8th Ave and W 55th
Tourist Scavenger Hunts
We invite you to try our Tourist Scavenger Hunt in New York Midtown. It is a 2.5-hour guided walking tour throughout Midtown Manhattan from Grand Central Terminal to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and everything in between. You do it on your mobile phone (how it works). It only costs $30 for your group (1 to 6 people). Moreover, you will enjoy seeing these attractions and much more while completing challenges and learning about Midtown’s history.