Opening Hours: opens every day from 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Grand Central is a terminal station located at 42nd street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is the largest train station in the world by the number of platforms. The most striking part of the station is undoubtedly the Vanderbilt Hall, the main waiting room in Grand Central Terminal, provides a spectacular setting for both public and private events. This waiting area of over of 1,100 square meters, draws attention by its neo-classical forms, its sculptures, the transparent dome of the central building, the constellations in the ceiling, columns and marble floor, and the stairs which no one knows where they may take us... The huge figures of Roman gods, Mercury, Minerva and Hercules look down from 42nd Street. This historic NYC landmark is not only a transportation hub—it’s a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 68 shops, 35 places to eat, and a calendar full of events. This terminal has 67 trains and 5 subway platforms. Around 750 trains arrive and depart daily from the terminal.
Grand Central station offers their own audio at a fairly affordable rate, or you can download it to your phone with the app: http://goo.gl/UB6KCi
Grand Central Terminal offers a guided tour available seven days a week (closed only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day). Hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. These hours my be extended during holidays. The 75-minute tour, departs daily at 12:30 p.m. from the Terminal’s Main Concourse. Prices are fairly reasonable, and you can actually save money on tickets through a variety of methods.
In the middle of the great lobby there is an information booth, that attends more than 1000 questions every hour, and you can use it if you need orientation. The four faced clock on top of the information booth is one of the most recognizable icon of Grand Central. It is worth 20 million dollars.