Last week my son and I played tourist in New York City. When I asked him what he wanted to do, he suggested Gulliver’s Gate. I was impressed that my son brought an idea to my attention so I quickly set the wheels in motion to take him there.
Never heard of it? Gulliver’s Gate is a miniature world experience that offers an interactive display representing various regions of the world and famous landmarks, as well as moving trains, planes, wagons and people of the past and present. There are levers along the way which people pull to create motion within the exhibit.
The results are simply stunning. Scenes from around the world include NYC (from Grand Central to the Highline), the Middle East ( I was happy to see a nice-sized section devoted to Israel), the Great Wal of China, they Pyramids in Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Colosseum, and much more. My son was transported into worlds he had not seen before, and for that, I was grateful.
Plus, there’s a full-size miniature airport near the exit, full of runways and replica plans. He absolutely loved it.
The stats of the exhibit are pretty incredible:
- · This is a 50-nation display withe 300 small scale scenes.
- · There are more than 1,000 miniature trains, 12,000 wagons, 10,000 cars and trucks.
- · The smallest items designed and produced are vases for the bars and free standing coffee machines.
- · There are approximately 100,000 people in the entire exhibit
Gulliver’s Gate is located at 216 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, with last entry at 7:00 p.m. For additional information and to purchase tickets online, visit https://gulliversgate.com.
Here’s the low down on costs:
$36 for adults at door
$27 children (ages 3-12) and seniors (ages 65+)
$44 to scan yourself and create a 3-d model, and become a model citizen (i.e. be placed in the attraction)
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets but all opinions are my own.