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- 98%History Buffs
- 73%Local Culture
- 69%Family Travelers
- 55%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 54%Budget Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (47)
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Mar 03, 2014
Ellis Island was the gateway to America, from the old country for many of today's Americans. During it's hayday, it processed over 12 million immigrants interested in becoming American citizens. Today it serves as a museum, with exhibits, featuring pictures and displays highlighting what things were like when millions of immigrants came through Ellis Island. Very emotional moments, and a must see for anyone interested in the human condition.
- Ellis IslandMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesStudents+ 1Feb 17, 2014
Historical, yes. Interesting, ehh. Largely disappointing for me since I was told how essential it was to visiting New York. Upon arrival it failed to engage me. Perhaps it's more interesting for someone who hasn't studied American history and culture for the past 6 years. I expected to walk away with something new. Take a quick walk through and head back over to the ferry.
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Dec 28, 2013
I visited Ellis Island on a class trip when I was a kid. As part of our experience we were all processed as if we were immigrants arriving in America! Interesting place to see, especially if you have family members who entered the county through Ellis Island but otherwise I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to go out there to visit unless you have a specific interest in it.
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 19, 2014
Ellis Island is part of the National Park Services of Statue of Liberty. Disability access is available by ferry boat. There are several activities on the island including a film about Ellis Island. You will need about 1 ½ to 2 hours to visit the site.
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 29, 2013
Unparalleled historical experience. The center had also started putting records online, so you can continue the "visit" even if you aren't there.
- Ellis IslandAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 28, 2013
A symbolic icon of America's origins - and what makes it the cultural melting pot it is today. Ellis Island has a great museum with information on famous immigrants who came through, and a great database for visitors to look up their ancestors' records. Just a quick ferry over from the mainland, and a smaller ferry will take you to nearby Liberty Island to get up close and personal with Lady Liberty.
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 19, 2013
Almost everyone in New York has some family that have come through Ellis Island, including my own Great Grandmother who came here from Sicily in 1909. Ellis island is a priceless piece of our international heritage.
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 19, 2013
the ferry and than up close and personal with the Lady. wow, very very impressive and memorable moments. the history, the museum, the restaurant very nice to sit outside...take it all in we are part of that history.
- Ellis IslandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jun 28, 2013
Once the active intake for the countries immigrants it has now become a museum. It has directly impacted my family as it was home to my Grandfather for the first 6+ months of his time in the US after escaping from the Nazi work camps. This was an uncommon length of time but was the result of him stowing away with the US Soldiers he assisted after his escape.
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