Statue of Liberty

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8 expert recommendations



It's hard to imagine a more evocative and familiar symbol of the United States than the lady with the torch.


Fodor's Tick Choice

For millions of immigrants, the first glimpse of America was the Statue of Liberty, growing from a vaguely defined figure on the horizon into a towering, stately colossus. Full review →


Frommer's 34

For the millions who came by ship to America in the last century... Lady Liberty, standing in the Upper Bay, was their first glimpse of America. Full review →

Try to go early on a weekday to avoid the crowds that swarm in the afternoon, on weekends, and on holidays.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

In a city full of American icons, the Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most famous. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

The Statue of Liberty, her torch upraised in welcome since 1886, was a gift to the US from the people of France. Full review →

The observation deck atop the base affords spectacular city views.

The Telegraph

Arguably the most iconic of all American symbols, the 150ft high Lady Liberty, gifted to the United States by France in 1866, stands tall in New York Harbor as a symbol of liberty and freedom. Full review →


Time Out 70

Lady Liberty—or Liberty Enlightening the World, as she’s officially known—was a gift from France on America’s 100th birthday. Full review →



The 151-foot neoclassical statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France to the United States in 1886, and is known worldwide as a symbol of freedom and democracy Full review →

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