Lady Liberty, representative of freedom to the world, shines bright in New York Harbor. Created by Frenchman Frederic Auguste ... More
Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty, representative of freedom to the world, shines bright in New York Harbor. Created by Frenchman Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the Statue was a gift from France to the United States. Visitors can now view the inside of the statue through a glass ceiling and capture a better image of Lady Liberty through the enhanced lighting and video system surrounding the statue. Ferries depart from Battery Park. With a torch and a book in her hands, Lady Liberty has generously welcomed immigrants and visitors for over a century.
i liked the look of it all mostly when you are almost at the top. i was afraid to go up because hights make me nervous but trust me it was awesome!!
PS. it was the best attraction i want to in all of new york.
Lot's of waiting in lines. Allow the whole morning to make this trip. But well worth it. Beautiful views from the ferry, and took some great pictures on the island. Ranger Bill was a great guide. He was very funny and entertaining!
Go to Battery park and don't be afraid of the lineups. The ferries hold tons of people and even lineups that go around the park will clear up in less than an hour. It is worth the wait.
Spend the extra money on the audio tour as it provides you with a personal tour guide ad still provides you with lots of time to do your own thing as well.
Wear comfortable shoes and rest whenever possible. It will be a long tiring day but the history, scenery is breathless. If you can handle a full day of events then go onto Ellis Island where the audio tour bring forth the history of a place that was used as a gateway for thousands to enter the US country.
Warning - walking will be long and tiring and you will need to take a early evening or restful evening after a day of these two islands.
Born in Yonkers, NY and livinging in the south for 30 years I wished I had gone to Lady liberty more. I was able to go as a child into the tourch, which is now closed Or atleast it is what I heard. I have been back once in the 70's. Money was donated in our names to refebish her and our names appear on Elis Island. This is what America is all about, Coming to American through this portial. People from all over the world settled, opened business.. I love NY and I miss her terribly. You can take the girl out of NY but you can never take the spirit of a great City and State out of the women. NY has a spirit no place in the world has and its part of what you feel and experience when you visit.I recommend everyone take the time to walk Elis Island and go into Lady Liberty its our beginnings. Oh, did I mention my great grand father was a tug boat owner and captin who helped transport our Lady of Liberty to where she is today?
IN GOD WE TRUST
I thought that the statue of liberty was breath taking. She was very fun to visit and I really got my money out of it. The only thing that really disapointed me about the trip was that I wasn't allowed to go up in the torch. I think that if they would have allowed that, then I would love my visit to the statue ten times more.
It will be such a waste if you're in New York and never visited the most famous statue in the world. And it is this craving to have a photo taken in front of America's most famous symbol for freedom, which inspired me to book the ferry tickets (covering both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island) online. It's a bitter sweet experience - while looking up at the statue from close range was awesome, the long queue to board the ferry and another long wait to clear the numerous comprehensive security checks were frustrating. Well, my advice - bring along lots of "patience" if you want to have a close encounter with the Freedom Lady.
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