Situated in midtown Manhattan is Grand Central Station, a major hub of train travel to and from the island. It is, in fact, the largest train station in the world. It opened in 1871 and still features many dramatic original design features, such as the enormous glass-and-steel train shed, the Classical façade, and the monumental cast-iron eagles with wingspans of 13 feet. Grand Central has become a midtown destination not only for transportation but also for its five top-tier restaurants and cocktail lounges, 20 casual international eateries, gourmet foods from Grand Central Market, and 50 specialty shops. It also serves as a venue for public events. Throughout the year, 12,000-square-foot Vanderbilt Hall, the terminal's former main waiting room, hosts free promotions and entertainment ranging from tennis exhibits to the annual Holiday Fair. A free 90-minute walking tour of Grand Central Terminal meets in the Sculpture Court of the Whitney Museum at Altria, on East 42nd Street across from the terminal. For do-it-yourselfers, a good walking-tour itinerary can be found on Grand Central's website.

 
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Address:
East 42nd Street & Lexington Ave
New York, New York 10336


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Telephone Number: (866) 257-3034
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