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Madison Square Garden Tours

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Madison Square Garden
Billed as “the world’s most famous arena,” Madison Square Garden—colloquially known as the Garden—has been a mecca of sports and entertainment for over half a century. Home to the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, the Midtown Manhattan venue also regularly hosts wrestling and other sports events, concerts with world-renowned artists, and more.
 
The Basics
Madison Square Garden is a popular stop on hop-on, hop-off bus tours or private driving tours of New York, while cycling and walking tours also pause outside the landmark. You can also spy it from the skies on a helicopter tour of Manhattan, or get a behind-the-scenes tour included with a New York Sightseeing or FreeStyle Pass. The legendary venue hosts games, concerts, and other performances all year long, so you can also get a ticket for a dose of competition or entertainment. Book event tickets on Ticketmaster—Madison Square Garden’s official online ticket platform—or at the box office, typically open 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Madison Square Garden, especially tours of its inner workings, is ideal for sports fans.
  • Tours are held daily from 9:30am to 3pm.
  • Check MSG’s website for a list of banned items, including outside food and drink, video cameras, selfie sticks, and oversized bags.
  • In addition to the main arena, Madison Square Garden also hosts the more intimate Hulu Theater, plus restaurants, bars, and shops.
  • Collapsible strollers are welcome at events, so long as they fit under your seat.
  • The venue is accessible to visitors with mobility, sight, or hearing issues.
 
How to Get There
Located in Midtown Manhattan, Madison Square Garden is just steps from Penn Station, which is serviced by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E subway, and New Jersey Transit or Long Island Railroad trains. You can also walk from the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, or W subway at 34th Street/Herald Square, which is just minutes away; if arriving from New Jersey, get off the PATH Train at 33rd Street. Madison Square Garden is also easily accessible via bus or taxi, or on foot.
 
When to Get There
Madison Square Garden hosts roughly 320 events per year, so there’s no bad time to visit to take in games, concerts, and other performances. The New York Knicks (basketball) and the New York Rangers (ice hockey) both typically play between October and April.

Madison Square Garden’s Most Famous Visitors
Since its opening in 1968, Madison Square Garden has hosted some of the world’s biggest artists and celebrities. All genres of musicians—including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna, U2, Taylor Swift, and Andrea Bocelli—have taken to its stage. The venue has even hosted Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. And every February, the Garden hosts two Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show competitions.
Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City 10001, USA
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in New York City

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Great experience
John_R
, Mar 2020
Really interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. We toured the locker room, vip box, and many other areas not open to the general public.
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Fantastic tour
valerie_p
, Feb 2020
Great tour guide was very informative well worth a visit to see inside a great building lovely gift shop inside
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One of a must see in NYC
PetrV153
, Jan 2020
Our Guide Pete did great, knowing facts and combining with jokes, made our tour an unique experience. As a sport fan, this tour is one of a must to see. the building is probably one of the most iconic buildings in sport. highly recommended!

21 Tours and Activities to Experience Madison Square Garden

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Madison Square Garden All Access Tour Attraction Tickets

Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

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See parts of New York’s Madison Square Garden most people never see on this tour. Rather than just visit the public areas, go behind the scenes of this world-famous sports and entertainments venue to see backstage and hear history you’d otherwise miss. Visit locker rooms and VIP suites; relive the arena’s greatest moments via virtual reality, and more. Prebooking online allows you to guarantee a tour on your preferred day.
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New York Knicks Basketball Tickets at NYC's Madison Square GardenTheaters

New York Knicks Basketball Tickets at NYC's Madison Square Garden

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Watch one of New York's favorite basketball teams in action by booking tickets to a New York Knicks game at NYC's Madison Square Garden. With your tickets, you can watch one of New York's famous sports franchises hit the court, without the hassles of trying to buy same-day tickets. With your prebooked seats, you can see firsthand why the New York Knickerbockers have been playing to stadiums full of happy fans for more than 70 years.
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter TourAudio Guides

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off TourBus Tours

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World ObservatorySightseeing Passes

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

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Visit more than 100 NYC attractions with the money-saving Sightseeing Pass, which allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-day pass to suit your schedule. Enjoy free entry to One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, plus many more, and enjoy unlimited access to CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off buses for the duration of your pass. 
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Metropolitan New York Tour Including The Edge Observatory with Vessel OptionHalf-day Tours

Metropolitan New York Tour Including The Edge Observatory with Vessel Option

Explore the landmarks you’ve seen in the movies on a half-day tour of Midtown Manhattan, New York City's most iconic neighborhood. This crowded, fast-paced district can be intimidating to explore on your own, so a New Yorker guide shows you the ins and outs of places like Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and Hudson Yards.
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New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus TourSightseeing Passes

New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See more of New York City's top attractions with this multi-day, hop-on hop-off bus tour, with one or more attraction tickets and discount card included, depending on the option you choose. With your 2- or 3-day pass, you're whisked across NYC with hassle-free bus travel, commentary from your guides, and bus loops covering uptown, downtown, and even Brooklyn. Along the way, see top sights like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, cruise through neighborhoods from Greenwich Village to Times Square, and of course, hop off any time you'd like.
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  • 2 to 14 days
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New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing TourBus Tours

New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a full day of New York City sightseeing with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour. Cruise the city with three neighborhood loops—including uptown, downtown, and Brooklyn—and hop off to explore top attractions like Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Empire State Building. Whether you pack it all into a 1-day adventure, or upgrade for the multi-day pass that includes a cruise, night tour, access to all three loops, and entrance to one of two museums you can be sure to see more and do more with this citywide tour.
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Couple's Private NYC Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne ToastPrivate and Luxury

Couple's Private NYC Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne Toast

Take in stunning aerial views of world famous New York City landmarks while cozying up to your significant other in your private helicopter. All flights are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Couple's private flights conveniently depart from Midtown Manhattan heliports and fly directly over major New York landmarks between the Statue of Liberty and Yankee Stadium (outside game times), including Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Central Park, George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, East River, Madison Square Garden, Freedom Tower, Financial District, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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NYC Half-Day Private Walking Tour with a Customized ItineraryHalf-day Tours

NYC Half-Day Private Walking Tour with a Customized Itinerary

See New York City through the eyes of a local with this completely personalized tour that's like having a savvy friend to show you around. Get matched with a like-minded host based on a pre-tour questionnaire, and enjoy a custom itinerary design around your interests. Whether you want to hit up the biggest Manhattan landmarks, go hipster in Brooklyn, find the best New York pizza, or stroll through the lesser-known neighborhoods, your guide shows you the way and takes the stress out of NYC sightseeing.
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  • 4 hours
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Chelsea Herald and Times Square Kid-Friendly

Chelsea Herald and Times Square

They will learn about the vest history of Times Square, Herald Square and Chelsea along with the theater district on this fabulous tour.
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New York City Guided Sightseeing Tour by Double Decker BusFull-day Tours

New York City Guided Sightseeing Tour by Double Decker Bus

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See Manhattan’s top attractions, from Harlem to Battery Park, on a 6- or 8-hour sightseeing tour. On board a double decker bus, travel across the city, passing major landmarks like Madison Square Garden, Times Square and Central Park. Take a 60-minute cruise across New York Harbor and climb to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center on the 8-hour tour.
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New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Liberty Island FerryBus Tours

New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Liberty Island Ferry

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Wrap up New York’s signature sights without the inconveniences or expense of cabs or public transport on this hop-on hop-off tour. Relax as you see the sights and alight at any stop to explore further—creating your own personalized itinerary. Choose a 24-, 48-, and 72-hour ticket, and enjoy a night tour, ferry tour to Liberty Island and Ellis Island; admission to your choice of two museums, and other perks.
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New York City Downtown ExperienceBus Tours

New York City Downtown Experience

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First-time visitors who want to maximize their time in New York City can get top-notch views and explore famous attractions on hop-on hop-off bus tour and cruise. By choosing this flexible mode of travel, you can focus on the activities that interest you most, rather than being caught up on a group tour. Plus, you can go at your own pace but not worry about navigating hectic public transportation.
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory AdmissionHalf-day Tours

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

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Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
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Private New York City Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne ToastPrivate and Luxury

Private New York City Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne Toast

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Get a bird's-eye perspective on New York City's famous skyline during a private helicopter ride. Soar over major Manhattan landmarks like Central Park, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, and others upon request while your pilot provides narration on the stunning sights below. Choose from three different aircraft and levels of luxury, and celebrate your aerial adventure with an in-flight Champagne toast.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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NYC Full-Day Sightseeing plus a Cruise and Top of the RockFull-day Tours

NYC Full-Day Sightseeing plus a Cruise and Top of the Rock

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Even if you only have one day to spare, you can see the best of NYC with this full-day sightseeing adventure, with a scenic New York Harbor cruise included. Hop aboard your double-decker bus as you're whisked through New York City, from Midtown to Chinatown, and everything in between. Highlights include views of the Statue of Liberty from the water, a walk along the High Line, and admiring the city's skyline from the Top of the Rock observation deck, with entry included.
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See 30 Top New York Sights! Private Group Tour : Fun Guide! Half-day Tours

See 30 Top New York Sights! Private Group Tour : Fun Guide!

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30+ New York Sights in one tour! Fun local guide I will guide you on an exploration of New York’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of one of the world best-loved cities
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Private New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline AdventurePrivate and Luxury

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Private New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Adventure

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Fly over New York City in a private helicopter on a sightseeing flight with live commentary. Choose between an afternoon flight and an evening flight, then see the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park from the air. This scenic helicopter tour takes off from Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey, and accommodates your private group of up to six people.
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New York City Private Post Cruise Shore ExcursionBus Tours

New York City Private Post Cruise Shore Excursion

With just a few hours on shore, it can be tough to figure out what to do with your time in New York City. Rest easy with this private Manhattan sightseeing tour, where a guide is ready to plan the itinerary, pick you up, and lead you to the best sights across Manhattan. Highlights include Wall Street, Central Park, and even Rockefeller Center, and plenty of time for photo ops in between.
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory AdmissionBus Tours

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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Private NYC Bike TourDay Trips

Private NYC Bike Tour

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Tour the busy streets and eclectic neighborhoods of the Big Apple on this private bike tour. Your guide will usher you through the top attractions and major highlights and ensure you leave having explored it all!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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5-hour Private Custom City Sightseeing Tour from New YorkHalf-day Tours

5-hour Private Custom City Sightseeing Tour from New York

All attractions showing under "Tour Details" are options to choose from. The number of sites do-able in the 5-hour time frame will be determined in consultation with your tour guide before the tour.
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  • 5 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Madison Square Garden tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Madison Square Garden can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 21 Madison Square Garden tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Madison Square Garden 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Madison Square Garden costs USD 35.00. Guided Madison Square Garden tours start around USD 35.00 per person. See all 21 Madison Square Garden tickets and tours on Viator.
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