Rockefeller Center Art & History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Unlock the Rockefeller’s secrets, from angry Irishmen to a shocking art scandal on this self-guided audio tour. Experience the magic of GPS-playback on this immersive stroll through Rockefeller Center Book your Rockefeller Center Art & History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour here.

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Rockefeller Center: A Hidden Gem

Book the Rockefeller Center Art & History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in advance! Rockefeller Center attracts millions, yet its hidden wonders often go unnoticed.

Its creation story is equally fascinating.

The Walking Tour

This tour reveals what most miss.

It uncovers secret stories in its artworks and introduces its creators.

Starting at Rockefeller Plaza, you’ll hear tales of courage, love, scandal, deceit, communists, and capitalists.

The Rockefellers

John D Rockefeller Sr. amassed the greatest fortune in history.

His son Junior tried to give it all away.

Junior funded the largest private real estate development during the Great Depression, creating jobs for desperate workers.

Interestingly, Junior refused to enter the center through its side doors.

The Plaza and Its Attractions

Rockefeller Center Art & History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour – The tour includes the famous skating rink, the British Empire Building, and Palazzo De Italia.

You’ll learn about Mussolini’s downfall and its link to spaghetti.

Discover how Rockefeller Center became the global epicenter of Christmas and a location for famous holiday movies.

Art Deco Masterpieces and More

Decode the secret allegories in some of the world’s greatest Art Deco masterpieces, many with communist themes.

These include La Maison Francaise.

Cheers to the Irish bartenders who declared, “no son-of-a-bitchin’ Rockefeller is gonna tear down my bar!”…and won.

Learn how the famous Channel Gardens got their name.

Find out why the iconic golden statue of Prometheus is nicknamed, “Leaping Louie”.

Meet Atlas, the famous humanist statue.

Decide for yourself whether he really does look like Mussolini.

Radio City Music Hall

Imagine being in the audience on the opening night of Radio City Music Hall, a major flop.

Discover why the Army posted guards under the stage of the Music Hall to protect military technology.

Magnolia Bakery

Visit Magnolia Bakery, once a prohibition-era speakeasy called Hurley’s.

Diego Rivera and the Rockefellers

Get the inside scoop on how artist Diego Rivera tricked the Rockefellers, leading to a major art scandal.

Additional Insights

Explore the underground concourse, a bustling hub of shops and eateries.

It’s a testament to the Center’s vision of a ‘city within a city’.

The Gardens of Rockefeller

Stroll through the Channel Gardens, named for the English Channel.

They separate the British and French buildings, symbolizing the geographical reality.

The Famous Christmas Tree

Learn about the tradition of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

It’s a symbol of the holiday season for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

Top of the Rock

End your tour with a visit to the Top of the Rock.

It offers breathtaking views of the New York City skyline.

This tour will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this architectural marvel.

Finally, enjoy a tour of 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s 15 amazing murals!

By the end of this 90-minute tour, you’ll have a unique appreciation for this popular and iconic attraction.

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Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, USA

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New York City

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New York (State)

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United States

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