New York Helicopter Tour:
Helicopter Flight Services is proud to operate top-of-the-line, high-performance Bell407 (up to 6 pax) and EC130 (up to 7 pax) helicopters. The spacious cabins and high visibility windows have been specially designed for sightseeing which allows 180 degree views; no other helicopter operator in New York City can offer these unobstructed views. The Bell and EC130 have proven to be safe, fast and powerful helicopters giving an incredibly smooth ride in virtually all conditions.
Pilots are specially trained on both types of helicopters and the state-of-the-art safety system, TCAS. TCAS is an onboard radar system that allows pilots the advantage of managing the air traffic around them. All passengers enjoy their flight with voice interactive headsets to hear and speak to the pilot and each other.
9/11 Memorial Museum:
The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001.
The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site—telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children who died.
Visitors to the Museum descend a gently sloped ramp as they make their way to the original foundation level, where the main exhibition space is located. The descent echoes the construction ramps used to build the original World Trade Center, which were placed again at the site in the aftermath of the attacks for removal of debris and to provide access for victims’ family members and others on the anniversaries of 9/11.
As visitors make their final descent to the exhibition level, they will pass alongside the Vesey Street stair remnant, the historic "Survivors' Stairs." On 9/11, hundreds escaped with their lives, fleeing down this stairway. Visitors will also see the remnants of structural columns that now delineate the footprints of the original Twin Towers.
The mission of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, located at the World Trade Center site, is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The Museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath. Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.
EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION CENTER
Memorial Hall is situated between the Twin Tower footprints and features a quote forged from remnant World Trade Center steel and a site-specific art installation, Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning.
In Memoriam is a quiet, contemplative space that invites you to honor and to learn more about each of the 2,983 people killed in the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks.
September 11, 2001 is the main historical exhibition, comprised of three parts that explore the day of 9/11, what led up to the attacks, and the immediate aftermath.
Tribute Walk presents a variety of artistic expressions created in response to 9/11.
South Tower Gallery features the immersive media experience Rebirth at Ground Zero, which used time-lapse footage and recorded interviews to capture the transformation and renewal of the World Trade Center site. Run time: 11 mins.
South Tower Excavation reveals the steel box column remnants that anchored the Twin Towers to bedrock. It is alongside an exhibition about the original construction of the World Trade Center.
Center Passage demonstrates the scale of the 9/11 attacks through the monumental aritfacts, evoking the magnitude of the World Trade Center buildings and their destruction.
Foundation Hall contains remnants of the original World Trade Center, including the slurry wall and the celebrate Last Column.
Reflecting on 9/11 is an ongoing media installation that tracks personal reflections about 9/11 by government officials, historians, 9/ survivors, family members of victims, journalists, and Museum visitors.
Recording Studio allows you to add your voice to the Museum exhibitions. Record where you were on 9/11, a remembrance of a victim, or a response to a question posed in Reflecting on 9/11.
Film Features - Offered daily and free to Museum visitors. Located in Auditorium, Museum Pavilion L-2 Level
"Facing Crisis: America Under Attack"
Key 9/11 decision makers describe the events of the day. Features original interviews with President George W. Bush, New York Gov. George Pataki, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, among others. Screened exclusively at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
"Facing Crisis: A Changed World"
World leaders examine 9/11’s impact on global events. Features original interviews with President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, among others. Screened exclusively at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
"Rebirth at Ground Zero"
This multi-screen film experience uses time-lapse footage and recorded interviews to present an inspiring first-hand perspective of the transformation and renewal of the World Trade Center site and the uplifting personal journeys of some of those most directly affected by the attacks. Located at Rebirth at Ground Zero, Exhibitions and Education Center (South) C-4 Level
Live Talks - Free to Museum visitors. Located at the Auditorium, Museum Pavilion L-2 Level
"The Stories They Tell"
9/11 Memorial staff share behind-the-scenes stories about the Memorial and Museum, and its collections.
Schedule: Offered Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. Approximately 30 minutes.
"We Were There"
Personal stories of remembrance and resilience presented by the 9/11 Tribute Center.
Schedule: Offered Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Approximately 30 minutes.
"Never forget" was the heartfelt refrain after the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. And now, 13 years later, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has opened, to memorialize those who lost their lives -- and to ensure, once again, that the world will "never forget."
The museum’s power rests, first and foremost, in its location: The 110,000 square feet of exhibition space are within "the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site." The museum takes visitors underground -- literally. It lies 70 feet below ground, so entering the museum involves descent from the light of the outside into dimly lit depths, which adds to the overall power and pathos of this hallowed ground. A variety of fascinating exhibits reveal the makeup of New York City’s impressive bedrock, like a 450-million-year-old chunk of Manhattan schist, excavated in August 2008. WTC’s architectural grandeur is also showcased via a large-scale model, originally built in 1969 to 1971, which is one of the largest and most detailed WTC presentation models still surviving today. It’s a powerful piece, because it highlights what the World Trade Center was, rather than what became of it.
And what became of the WTC is displayed throughout the museum, including the Survivors’ Staircase, which was the last visible remnant of the buildings after the attacks. The stairs served as a critical life route for many to escape, and in 2008, the 58-ton stairway moved to the museum, where it looms today. Visitors can also view a massive twisted piece of "impact steel" -- a portion of the north tower facade that suffered a direct hit from American Airlines Flight 11. One side of the museum encompasses the slurry wall, a retaining wall that was built to keep the Hudson River from flooding the site. But though the museum is filled with massive pieces that bear the scars of tragedy, it’s the small personal objects that are perhaps the most haunting: smudged reading glasses, a pair of heels, a trampled wallet splayed to reveal its contents of coins and credit cards, a flight attendant’s wing lapel. As The New York Times art critic Holland Carter beautifully summed it up: “Infused with lost life, they make the experience of moving through this museum at once theatrical, voyeuristic and devotional.”
Above all, the museum is a tribute to the victims, to the survivors -- and to their loved ones. Numerous exhibits feature photographs, audio, videotapes and recorded testimonies connected to September 11, 2001 and also to the February 26, 1993, WTC bombing.
In many ways, the museum is as much about the WTC’s demise as it is about New York City’s resilience. This is especially evident above ground, at the sun-washed memorial, where parapets engraved with the 2,983 victims’ names surround the twin Memorial pools, which shimmer in the footprints of the Twin Towers. Here, beauty has taken the place of tragedy.
Did you know?
President Barack Obama, along with September 11 survivors, rescuers and victims’ relatives, were all present during the opening dedication ceremony of the museum in May 2014. Joining Mr. Obama for a tour of the museum were former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The World Trade Center (WTC) was much more than just a few buildings. The complex consisted of seven structures, covering 16 acres, and included offices, the Windows on the World restaurant, and an underground shopping mall. Roughly 50,000 people worked at the WTC complex, while 40,000 passed through daily.
The numbers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum are impressive: The museum has more than 10,000 artifacts, 23,000 still images and 500 hours of film and video.
The Museum welcomes all visitors. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Manual wheelchairs are available, free of charge on a first-come, first served basis at the coat check on the Concourse Lobby level. Induction loops are installed throughout the Museum, including in the exhibitions, auditorium, and classrooms. Open captioning or written transcripts are available for all exhibition media installations that feature audio. Sign Language interpretation is available, free of charge, for guided tours and public programs by request with two weeks advance notice. The 9/11 Museum Audio Guide is VoiceOver compatible on all iOS devices and includes a descriptive tour for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Large print materials are available upon request at the Information Desk. Service dogs are welcome.
AVAILABLE TOUR LANGUAGES:
Sign Language, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, French and Portuguese
Soar in the heart of the Miami Skyline
Choose from 3 different length flights
No previous experience needed
Flying suit, helmet, goggles and ear plugs.
Warm-up and stretches pre-flight
Flight stunts by the instructor
Food & Beverages
SuperFlight is an outdoor vertical wind tunnel that simulates skydiving to create a unique experience in a safe environment, without having to jump out of an airplane. This is a safe way to fulfill humanity’s oldest dream – to fly! SuperFlight's vertical wind tunnel generates winds over 120 miles per hour so you can float and fly like a bird up to 10 feet high, with the guidance of an instructor. This is bucket list free-flight experience that sends you soaring at the heart of the Miami skyline. Anyone can fly! No previous experience needed, and you can start as young as 3 years old.
What to Expect:
Check-in: You will be greeted by our friendly staff who will help you to book flights and answer any questions. You will then be asked to fill out a waiver and will be introduced to your flight instructor. Briefing/Training: The flight instructor will instruct you about the process of the flight, as well as the rules and safety standards. You will be shown flying postures to acquire during the flight. A quick video will be played to first time flyers in addition to the training from the instructor. Gear Up: The flight instructor will give the you all the flying gear necessary and show you how to properly use it. Flight: At the beginning, the flight instructor will help you to get adjusted to the wind flow. When you are accustomed to it, the instructor will help you safely fly in the wind stream. If you can fly well, the instructor will rise with you in the air up to 10 feet in height.
• Taste of Flight: 1 flight – Equivalent to 3-12,000 skydives
• Jungle Adventure: 2 flights – Equivalent to 6-12,000 skydives
• Great Jungle Adventure: 3 flights – Equivalent to 9-12,000 skydives
RESTRICTIONS & SAFETY
You can fly if you are at least 3 years old, max. weight 285 lbs., shorter than 6’8”. Previous preparation and experience are not required. All flight equipment will be provided. Customer must follow instructor’s rules and guidance. Both the wind tunnel security features and the flight instructor will keep you safe. You cannot fly if you have severe joint injuries or fractures, have injuries restricting the movement of your back or other places, are pregnant, have epilepsy, are under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs. Rain, snow, or wind will not interfere with the flights. Flights will only be cancelled during a thunderstorm
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is New York City's Must See Times Square attraction.
What is an Odditorium you ask? An Odditorium is a museum like no museum you have ever seen in your lifetime - Believe It or Not! Venture off the hectic New York City streets to enter a world showcasing the odd and celebrating the weird and outlandish from around the world. Your self-guided adventure is sure to astonish as you come face to face and interact with remarkable relics and rare treasures from around the world in our New York City museum attraction. For over 40 years, Robert Ripley - the real-life Indiana Jones - traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable and the one-of-a-kind. His vast collections praised as “amazing”, “ludicrously strange” and “extremely amusing” are now on display in our exhibits for you to see, hear and touch, Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square invites guests of all ages to experience the unbelievable mysteries of our world. As one of the most popular things to do in NYC, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is home to rare artifacts and thrilling interactive exhibits. Our one-of-kind attraction welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in the unusual, the unexpected and the unbelievable. Only in Ripley’s Times Square will families rediscover wonder around every corner.
A FAMILY FRIENDLY ATTRACTION IN TIMES SQUARE
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square showcases some of the most incredible exhibits found in New York City! While touring our amazing attraction you'll see unbelievable artifacts and treasures, many of which were collected by Robert Ripley himself. You will be utterly amazed and entertained with the astonishing exhibits and activities our unique attraction has to offer.
OVER 500 UNIQUE AND UNBELIEVABLE EXHIBITS
Along with seeing unbelievable sights, you and your family and friends will experience immersive interactive exhibits! Most importantly, you'll learn how diverse and weird our world really is! With over twenty themed galleries spanning two floors, our family friendly attraction in Times Square is the largest Ripley's in North America. Our NYC attraction is home to the most amazing interactive exhibits. Some of these amazing exhibits include:
The Little Apple - A New York Experience
The Impossible LaseRace™
The Black Hole
Smash and Dash
Duration: There’s a lot you’ll want to see at Gulliver’s Gate and we want your guests to take their time enjoying our miniatures. A typical visit is 1.5 to 2 hours but you are welcome to stay as long as you’d like!
Inclusions: Your ticket includes general admission, a lanyard & key that will allow you to interact with our models (i.e. turn on lights, move cars within our models, etc.), and a complimentary map.
Guests have six months from the date of purchase to redeem their ticket.
Your cruise to altitude will give you breathtaking scenes over the Grand Canyon, the jump door will be opened and you get to the moment when its your turn to jump out attached to your experienced USPA qualified instructor.
You will exit the aircraft at jump altitude, and feel the wind in your face as your instructor stabilizes your free fall, the canopy opens and you can take the time to enjoy the surreal experience of the flight swooping back down to earth.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Proof that you are a badass
Only people that jump out of a moving aircraft at the Grand Canyon are eligible to receive one
You can relive your skydiving experience over and over…
Using wrist-mounted high-resolution cameras, our instructors will capture your entire skydive experience for you to share with your friends and family. The Paragon Skydive video will include; your pre-flight training, the amazing flight up, your free fall, canopy ride and landing back at the airport, the entire adventure can be digitally recorded for you.
Our professional video editing staff will put together the best shots to the music of your choice (a selection of music will be available).
We highly recommend a Video especially if it’s your first jump! This experience is not something you are going to want to forget.
Video will be given to you on a USB for easy upload and sharing with friends.
Still photos will be available, your tandem instructor will take these through out your whole experience and are taken as part of the video if you choose the combo package. (It is easier to do them together!)
They will be provided on a USB drive for easy sharing, uploads and proof you did it
You can get them at a discount with the video in one of our packages or as an optional add-on to the Naked Skydive
Only for real thrill seekers…. Pull and fly your own parachute!
At Paragon we offer you the chance to pull your own tandem parachute and fly it, all with the safety of your tandem instructor behind you. You will be given training on the ground on the procedures of pulling the parachute and steering methods before taking to the sky to experience this thrill.
Please note that you will be attached to your tandem instructor the entire time and flying the parachute is only possible for a portion of your flight, the USPA qualified tandem instructors will take over to complete the descent and landing and may need to take over due to weather conditions and any other unforeseen circumstances.
Available at a discount as part of the Extreme Canyon Experience package or as an optional add-on to the Naked Skydive
PARAGON SKYDIVE T-SHIRT
Paragon Skydives limited edition awesome T-Shirt!
Everyone will want one, and you can show off to your friends
You can get them at a discount in the Extreme Experience package or as an optional add-on
- The Illawarra Fly Treetop walk is 500 metres long with an average height of 25 metres.
- Knights Tower is 45 metres high.
- The Treetop walk has a 280km/hr wind speed design.
- The cantilevers can hold a maximum weight of 28 tonne or 800 wombats!!
- The Treetop walk holds an average of 400kg/m2.
Start your NYC adventure off with a relaxing and scenic sightseeing cruise. Your Hop-on Hop-off CitySightseeing Ferry tour of the New York Harbor features unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more. A professional narrator will offer commentary along the way, so you’ll become acquainted with the city. Hop off at either of the 2 stops along the way to explore the city at your own pace. Make sure you hop-off near Times Square (Pier 78 stop) to discover two unique New York attractions: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the all-new Gulliver’s Gate.
When you enter Gulliver’s Gate, a whole new world awaits. Discover a universe of miniature replicas of sights ranging from the Parthenon to the Great Wall of China, displayed in detailed geographically themed exhibits, including an elaborate homage to New York City. But don’t expect everything to be exactly as it is on a map – Gulliver’s Gate is all about imagination. You’ll even see visions of the past, like Chinatown at the turn of the century.
Back in the real world, things are only getting more interesting! Step inside Ripley’s Believe It or Not to see some of the most extraordinary real artifacts from around the world. Two-headed animals, shrunken heads and massive scrap metal sculptures will amaze and delight you as you roam through 2 full floors of odd exhibits.
And finally, you can’t leave New York without fully experiencing the city’s most iconic attraction: the Empire State Building. Inside the skyscraper, check out the newly renovated Art Deco lobby, the sustainability and historical exhibits, and free self-guided multimedia tour. Then, ascend 1,050 feet above the streets to the 86th floor observatory deck, where you’ll have 360-degree views of the city skyline and beyond. It’s every bit as romantic as you’ve imagined!
** Does NOT include Bus Tour**
LANGUAGES: English and Spanish
Start your full day trip from Barcelona on a comfortable bus with guide on board. We offer you to visit one of the biggest cities north of Barcelona: Girona, medieval city with one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe and stage where some chapters of one the seasons of the hit series Game of Thrones were shot.
Girona is a monumental city where you can experience its 2000 years of history thanks to its fortified walls and the small streets of the old city center. There you will see about “Forca Vella”, a roman foundation and the medieval expansion of the walls during the centuries XIV & XV.
You will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city center, visiting the Cathedral, with its well-preserved medieval streets that lead you towards the famous pastel colored housesat the edge of the river bank. The old city center of Girona holds an important artistic heritage.
You will be given some free time in Girona to enjoy the city by yourself.