Rockefeller Center

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45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, United States




Open Hours 9.00 AM – 11.00 PM
Rockefeller Center

The Christmas Tree and ice skating rink tend to get all the attention, but Rockefeller Center has much more to offer. It is a complex made up of 14 limestone buildings. It is a gleaming example of art integrating with architecture in midtown Manhattan. You will see beautiful examples of murals, sculptures, metalwork, and mosaics.  

History of Rockefeller Center  

John D. Rockefeller is the benefactor behind Rockefeller Center. In 1928 he leased the land from Columbia University. In 1931, the first Christmas Tree was erected. It was during the Great Depression, and the workers at the center pooled their money to purchase a 20-foot balsam fir tree. They then decorated it with handmade ornaments. In 1932, construction on the Plaza began. It was completed in 1939.   

During WWII, the center was turned into a Victory Garden that grew cabbage, tomatoes, and corn for the war effort. In 1952, the Today Show began filming in one of the studios. During the Cold War of the 60s and 70s, the basements were turned into shelters.  

Rockefeller Center and St Patrick's Cathedral

Top of the Rock Observation Deck  

If you want to view the city from above, purchase a ticket and take the elevator to the observation deck. It is open daily from 9 am to 11 pm. 

Rockefeller Center Tours 

Tours of Rockefeller take place several times a day every day. Joining one gives you an expert guide that shows you the most significant and impressive gardens, buildings, and features. In addition, you will learn about the history of the art, from the iconic gold Prometheus Sculpture to the controversial mural.  

Radio City Music Hall 

Located at Rockefeller Center is the Radio City Music Hall. This theater has premiered over 700 films since its opening in 1933. You can take a tour of the theater and get a behind-the-scenes look. If you visit during the holiday season, do not miss the Christmas Spectacular. It is made famous by the Radio City Rockettes and their brilliant dance numbers.  

Rainbow Room  

One of the city's poshest and most iconic restaurants is the Rainbow Room. It is located on the 65th floor. Some of the most famous names in Hollywood and New York City elite regularly eat here.  

The Rink 

Open during the winter season; the Rockefeller ice rink is one of the most famous places in the city. It first opened in 1936 and has delighted New Yorkers every year ever since. You can bring your own skates or rent a pair when you get there. If needed, there are classes available to sign up for.  

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace  

If you visit during the warm months, the ice skating rink turns into a roller skating rink. So strap on a set of wheels and get your boogie on.  

Television Filming  

Sound stages and studios at Rockefeller Center are home to some of the most well-known and longest-running TV shows. Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show both film here. You can visit the studios and join the live studio audience.  

How To Visit  

If you would like to visit the center, it is free to walk around. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you would like to visit 1 Rockefeller Plaza, its hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. The viewing deck requires you to purchase tickets. They range in price from $35 to $125.  

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We do offer valet dry cleaning and laundry services.

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