A Visit To Gulliver's Gate - NYC - REVIEW

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

DISCLOSURE: I received free admission in exchange for social media posts and a blog review. All opinions are my own.

A couple weekends ago, my sister and I took a quick 24-hour trip up to New York City. Even though it was short, we had a lot of fun. We ate, we shopped and we explored. One highlight of our trip was a visit to Gulliver's Gate in Times Square.

Gulliver's Gate is a new museum of miniatures. The exhibits feature 1:87 scale models of different locations around the world, including New York City and famous landmarks in Europe, Asia, Russia, Latin America and the Middle East.

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. We weren't really sure what to expect, but we were excited to see what the museum was all about.

Before you enter the museum, make sure to check out the models outside. One is of the outside of the museum itself. It was pretty cool. It even included the sandwich shop next door. The other model was of Coney Island.

After purchasing your tickets, they give you a special key, tell you some ground rules (like no touching the exhibits!) and send you on your way up the escalator.

The first exhibit was a model of New York City. It included famous sites like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the 9/11 Memorial.

Statue of Liberty

Brooklyn Bridge
9/11 Memorial At Night
Times Square
Each of the exhibits have interactive features that you can use your key to activate.

The next exhibit was of A Day In New England. The model depicts three seasons in New England. My favorite part was of the beach and the lighthouse. I like lighthouses.

Next, was the Niagara Falls exhibit. It featured a camera that took your picture and after you turn your special key, you can be seen going down the falls!

The next room featured famous landmarks throughout Europe and Russia. It made me want to travel so I could see all these places in real life!


Big Ben and London Bridge

Mount Olympus
L'Arc de Triomphe
The Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral
Next, you pass the Control Room. Here, you can see how they bring their models to life through technology and monitoring systems. You can also see when the airplane in the Airport is about to take off and land.

The next room featured landmarks from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Egypt.

Taj Mahal
Chichen Itza - Mayan city in Mexico
Women's Bridge - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chords Bridge - Israel
Each of the exhibits feature fun things to look for, such as Spider-Man in New York City, Santa Claus in Europe and the Obamas in the Middle East. My sister and I tried to look for some of them, but it was really hard!

Then, we made our way over to the Airport because the airplane was about to take off!

In the airport, my sister and I did spot something cool! We found the aliens from the Simpsons and a UFO!

One of the coolest things at Gulliver's Gate is the fact that you can either turn yourself into a Model Citizen and be a part of the exhibits or turn yourself into a figurine. They use full body scanners and 3D printers to make them. I debated making myself a part of one of the exhibits and really wish I had. It would have been cool to go back and look for myself. Maybe if I go back, I'll do it.

Overall, we really enjoyed our visit. We spent about two hours there. We probably could've stayed longer if we had really tried to look for all the little things on the scavenger hunt. I'm hoping to bring my kids to visit one day soon.

Currently, adult admission is $36, children (age 6-12) and senior (age 65+) admission is $27. You can save $5 by purchasing tickets online. Gulliver's Gate is open 10 AM - 8 PM daily, with the last entry an hour before closing.

Gulliver's Gate
216 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
(between 7th Ave and 8th Ave)
Open 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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