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1   American Museum of Natural History   The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

2   Broadway Theatre District   The stretch of Broadway known as “The Great White Way” runs through the midtown theater district where millions of people come every year to see classic Broadway theater performances as well as a variety of brand new shows introduced every season. Even if you don’t choose to see a show, a stroll through Broadway’s bright lights and bustling activity proves entertaining enough.

3   Central Park Area   Spanning 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is one of the world's greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails and tranquil bodies of water. Designed in the mid-19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park today is the centerpiece of the City's public parks system. Among its landmarks are Wollman Rink, the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle and the Friedsam Memorial Carousel, great for kids of all ages. Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn offer sprawling expanses where visitors can relax and enjoy the outdoors. In the summer, the Great Lawn plays host to free shows courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, while the Delacorte Theater is the location for Shakespeare in the Park.

4   Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design   Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt’s staff and Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of design across the twenty-four centuries of human creativity represented by the Museum’s collection.

5   Empire State Building  Iconic NYC skyscraper which soars more than 1/4 of a mile into the air. The open–air observatory is on the 86th Floor, 1,050 feet in the air. Quite simply one of the most spectacular views in the world

6   Grand Central Terminal   One can easily get lost in the sprawling center of New York City’s mass transit system, but be prepared for the crowds as this is the commuting center of the city! Grand Central Station has been completely restored to its original 1913 splendor and houses five exquisite restaurants and cocktail lounges, 20 casual international eateries in the lower level Dining Concourse, gourmet foods from the Grand Central Market and the 50 unique specialty shops throughout the concourses.

7   Metropolitan Museum of Art   The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.

8   Museum of Modern Art  Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is one of the foremost museums of modern art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves.

9   Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum   The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as "The Guggenheim") is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. The museum opened on October 21, 1959, and was the second museum opened by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

10   The Frick Collection   The Frick is one of the preeminent small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality collection of old master paintings and fine furniture housed in 16 galleries within the formerly occupied residential mansion of Henry Clay Frick, and in fact, the paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to Frick's design.

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