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New York - Statue of Liberty National Monument

"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.



Monday, April 16, 2018
Definitely a must visit location for all who love and appreciate this country. Buy your tickets online and dish out a few bucks more for special access to the crown. It will give you amazing views and patriot adrenaline rush. The museum below is fantastic but use the free tour headsets as you will learn a lot. Thank you to the friendly park rangers who heightened the experience with their funny and informative stories.

Crystal Stephens

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Buy tickets in advance. It saves a lot of time. They have a separate line for advance tickets. It's definitely much quicker. The boat ride was really nice. Very relaxing. The views are amazing. We went to the pedestal and it was 195 steps. Not as bad as I thought. They also offer an elevator instead of taking the stairs. Just a longer wait. All in all a really great experience. The staff was very friendly and they have it so organized.

Susan Muenter

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
When you visit the Statue of Liberty you have three options. If you just take the ferry over you will only stay on the ground looking up. The next option is to purchase a ticket to the pedestal. This is a concrete balcony below the feet of the statue. The third option is to purchase a ticket to visit the crown. This is the most expensive option - and also the hardest to get. You must purchase about 4 months in advance - they sell out quickly since they only sell 200 per day. You must be able to walk up 146 steps up a narrow, curving staircase, but once there the view is incredible. You are standing inside her head and the wavy lines of her hair are visible. Looking down, you can see the inside of her tablet. Look up the other side and you can see her hand holding the flame. Its a small space, but its awe inspiring to know you are looking out at the view that Lady Liberty sees everyday. A terrific experience not to be missed!

Jeremy Kramer

Thursday, April 19, 2018
A can't miss experience for every American some time in their lives. The security wait is not bad at all. Consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator to the pedestal! It gives you a better look at the inside of the statue. Additionally, consider going to the crown, not just the pedestal. Absolutely worth it! The restaurant is actually quite affordable and doesn't gouge prices.

Tamara Bush

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Great experience! The boat ride was awesome, just make sure you get there as early as you can for the tour to get a seat upstairs - limited seating. As you near the Statue of Liberty, you will marvel in her beauty and greatness. There Manhattan skyline is beautiful and there is no shortage of pictures to take. Future Tip: Left line/side goes to New Jersey and right line/side goes to NYC.

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