Times Square

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TKTS and the Red Steps of Duffy Square

Broadway and 47th Street

All ages FREE

The Square begins on a center island between roadway and 7th Avenue called, Duffy Square. At the northern tip of this concrete isle is the conspicuous Red TKTS booth where you can buy performance day show-tickets at discounts of up to 50%.

Above TKTS you'll find a stepped platform with a spectacular view of the entire area. This is a great place for a king (or princess) of the world photo with everything Square in the background.

Toys R Us Broadway. 1514 roadway (and 44th Street) 1-800-ToysRUs

All ages FREE

The kids won't miss what may not be the world's biggest toy store, but this Toys R Us may have the grandest entrance complete with a 60ft indoor Ferris wheel.

Toys R Us can also give your kids top-billing on Broadway. Keepsake photos taken in the store can be displayed outside on the Marquee for a moment they’ll never forget, but take a picture or video if it anyway.                             

Good Morning America Studio 1515 Broadway (44th Street) 212- 580-5176

All ages FREE Tickets

Early birds will want to visit ABC's Good Morning America set. You can apply for tickets before your visit to get inside the studio and attend a live broadcast.

Even young children who have only seen the show find themselves star struck by this warm and welcoming celebrity crew.

Madame Tussaud's House of Wax 234 West 42nd Street

8 and up Tickets $20-32

Madame Tussuad's wax museum is fun for kids, unless they're prone to frightmares. They can pose with a favorite star or ogle icons from the past as long as they stay off the path to the "Scream" part of the exhibit which may have them running from maniacs with chainsaws.

Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium 234 West 42nd Street

8 and up Tickets $20-27

Next the land of the waxy bizarre is the home of the best showman around. Ripley's has both permanent exhibits and special featured shows, like the legendary lizard man who winds a cork through his nose and out of his mouth.