National September 11 Memorial & Museum
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- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversJul 23, 2014
Definitely worth a visit. I had been to NY a bunch of times during the rebuilding. Its amazing what they have done. The fountains outside are quietly powerful, creating a sense of endless falling inward that is beautiful and moving. We almost skipped the museum, as it looks really small from the outside. Glad we didn't - its massive, going 4 levels underground where the parking garage and foundation of the original towers was. There are some amazing artifacts - smashed firetrucks, bent steel girders. But the most powerful part was the section that walked through that fateful day, hour by hour, how the tragedy unfolded. It was really heavy emotionally to relive that day, but worth it. I don't think I would recommend coming here with kids under 12 - I think the horror of it could be pretty scary (e.g. there is an area where they have pictures of the people jumping from the buildings). But overall well done.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 15, 2014
I really enjoyed the 9/11 Memorial for its simplicity and understated elegant design. The two infinity pools make you think of eternity, a seemingly unseen fall into the abyss, and the "survivor" tree as a beautiful symbol of life. Book tickets online a day prior to visiting; no admission fee. The museum, an impressive 4-level structure, is built to bring upon airiness and solemnity to the whole place. Apart from in depth details to how the two tours were uniquely designed and built, the museum holds many artifacts from that day. Most moving is to pick up a phone and hear the last conversations/ messages between those who perished and their loved ones. Worth the visit, but go prepared as it's long.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumJun 29, 2014
Everybody who visits NY should go the memorial, in honor of what happened to this city.
I would recommend to book tickets for the museum in forehand. The lines on the spot where very long and on the moment of our stay all the tickets for the next 2 days where already reserved.
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- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMar 17, 2014
Unfortunately the museum wasn't open yet (says Spring 2014), but I did make "reservations" online before to visit the memorial. You don't have to, you can get tickets there, they are free, but you chance having to wait in LONG LINES. I just paid the $2 "processing fee" online to avoid that. We went super early - 1030am on a Saturday and there was NO LINE for those with or without tickets, so if you are chancing it without reservations, you might want to opt going when they open. By the time we left around 11ish the lines were starting to get long, and as it got later in the day it got longer and longer and more slow moving so keep that in mind.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersMar 05, 2014
This area still has a ton of construction going on. The museum accompanying the memorial has yet to open but the rest of the memorial site is open. Tickets are free but you have to reserve them ahead of time online.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 30, 2014
We visited the memorial on a cold January day. Even though we had timed tickets, we had to wait in line for over 45mins and the cold made it feel much longer. But it was heartwarming to see so many people from all over the world waiting. The memorial was still under construction, but the two pools (built over the spots where the buildings were standing) were finished and one pool already had running waterfalls. The design is very good - simple, somber and not over the top, with a clear and simple message - commemorating the needlessly lost lives and the horrors of that day.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 29, 2013
The lines moved well, even without prearranged passes you can get online. Free memorial that asks for $10 donation does a full, airport-like scan for each visitor. On a windy day, the waterfalls spray the stones and visitors. I wasn't a big fan of this memorial, something I'm glad to have seen however. Museum will open spring 2014.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 11, 2014
It is hard not to be moved by this monument. It is a very respectful tribute to the men, women and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
I felt a little awkward visiting it as a tourist but was glad I made the pilgrimage. I recommend visiting at dusk. The monument is nicely illuminated and glows during the early evening.
Tickets are available via the memorial's website. Show up at your designated time and be sure to follow the instructions on the ticket. Security is fast and efficient. If you are visiting to honor a specific individual, you may look up their name in advance on the website or at a kiosk at the memorial.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Jul 27, 2014
I visited before the memorial was constructed and it was the most eerie feeling to turn a corner and be faced with a gaping hole in the middle of the city. Solemn place, but important to visit.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersOct 28, 2013
I'm not sure how to rate it, because it's not a 5-star spectacular site, and it's not a 1-star disappointment either. It's emotional, heartbreaking, and sobering - and if you have national pride, or if you're simply emotional like me, you'll be affected for awhile. I visited in 2006, so I haven't seen the 10th anniversary monuments, but I saw the vast empty space where the twin towers stood, a waving American flag against a stark blue sky, rubble and construction work behind fences, and childrens' artwork portraying their lost parents - and it all made me cry.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Oct 27, 2013
A Must See and feel when you come to New York. A few people made "look, I'm at the National September 11 Memorial, with a big smile", that bothered me. Please respect this place, think about the very bad things that happened here and commemorate the victims and survivors.
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 23, 2013
A MUST if you are in New York.
This memorial is moving and something everyone should see.
In honoring the victims of September 11,2011 this memorial is tasteful and the heart of the downtown landscape.
There are many private citizens that linger at the memorial in order to give information and private tours.
If you want to get facts that maybe are little known then make sure you seek one of those(usually veterans)out.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumOct 21, 2013
With the new 9/11 memorial up and running, it’s impossible to visit NYC without visiting Ground Zero and pay your respects. Though a solemn experience, it’s a worthwhile and momentous part of any trip to New York City, and educational for the kids. In addition, you can view the memorial from the observation deck without actually needing to walk through if you are short on time.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Oct 21, 2013
One of the MOST memorable monuments in New York City and the entire United States of America. I had the opportunity to visit Ground Zero less than a year after the dismal day of very unfortunate events and recently after a beautiful historical monument was built in memory of the 9/11 victims.Recommended for:
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 04, 2013
5 stars of great loss, the people, the extreme impact, one of the most impressive sights of the world, great special memories, even better pictures. and i stood on the tower 2 times. and was here after...the dust still in the windowframes...
- National September 11 Memorial & MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 03, 2013
I've seen the evolution of Ground Zero from the pile of rubble that was three stories high to the building of the Freedom Tower in the past few years. In that time the remains of 9/11's victims have been removed and identified and the 9/11 Memorial has finally opened. This is hallowed ground for New Yorkers and Americans.Recommended for:
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