Wondering how you can travel the world in one day? Hint: go to Gulliver’s Gate in NYC!
New York, particularly Times Square, is home to a number of gimmicks and overpriced tourist attractions. But in amongst all of that are some little nuggets of greatness.
A visit to the ‘Top of the Rock’ is not to be missed, especially during Golden Hour or at sunset. Likewise, catching a Broadway show is a definite must-see if you love theatre shows.
And then there’s Gulliver’s Gate… for an avid traveller like me, this is the perfect thing to do in New York as it lets you travel the world in one day, at least in spirit!
This post contains photos of quite a lot of the Gulliver’s Gate exhibition, so don’t read on if you want to keep everything a surprise! And despite my best efforts at capturing the wonders of the attraction, it’s still a thousand times better to see it in person…!
New York City
Taking 16 model makers 358 days to create, this miniature New York City showcases the best of what the city has to offer!
From the Loch Ness in the Scottish lakes, to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to the Union Jack flags in London, I loved seeing the European section best of all!
Snowy fir trees and bright colours galore, Gulliver’s Gate takes you on a magical trip through Russia in just a few minutes.
The Asian section was what I was most excited to see as Japan has been high on my wishlist since forever! And I was not disappointed, although I was surprised to see that there wasn’t a ‘Gardens By The Bay’ model in Singapore…
¡Hola cuate! (Hello friends!) There were so many amazing details within the Latin American section; seeing the Salsa dancers in Cuba was a particularly great highlight.
The Middle East
Actually built in Jerusalem and transported to New York at a later date, this section of the exhibit promises to capture the wonders of the ancient world perfectly for you.
Visiting Gulliver’s Gate Things To Know
Where? 216 W 44th Street, Times Square, New York, 10036
How? Timed tickets can be bought on the door for $36, or online for $31 with one of their many $5 discounts… and worth every penny!
Don’t forget to keep an eye on the leaflet they give you when you arrive! It’ll contain a few extra things you can hunt for during your travels, such as Yoda from Star Wars, or the Los Pollos Hermanos truck from Breaking Bad.
Do you think you might take a look during your trip to New York City? Which section would you be most excited to see?