I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Statue of Liberty

We were given free tickets to the Statue of Liberty for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Statue of Liberty

Where: Liberty Island
             New York, NY

Who: All ages


Me- I had never been to the Statute of Liberty before, and I have always wanted to go. I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to go up in the crown, but it was still fun. You walk up or take the elevator. I took the elevator up and back down too. My Mom and Dad took the elevator up and walked down. It was cool being up on the Statute of Liberty. The views were pretty. It was very crowded though, and there wasn't a lot of space to walk around.


There is also a museum at the Statute of Liberty. The museum is not very big, but it is interesting. It has a lot of artifacts and pictures and things. Unfortunately, when we were there a lot of the items were out for restoration, however. There were still a lot of things to see though so we still enjoyed the museum. There were propoganda posters from when the statue was being built because it was taking a lot of money and a lot of time. There were ads which used different images of the statue for promotional purposes. There was a lot of other stuff too. It didn't take a long time to go through the museum, but it was still worth it.


Mom - The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic locations in the world. It is also a great place to visit for all ages. If you are interesting in visiting, there are some important things to keep in mind. First of all, you should be aware that Statue Cruises is the only official provider of tickets and tours to the Statue of Liberty. If you purchase tickets from a vendor on the streets of New York City, they are likely to be counterfeit. Also, you will have to go through a strict security check to visit the Statue. It is not as severe as the security check at the airport where you have to take your shoes off. However, it is stricter than in most other locations.


Once you arrive at Liberty Island, you don't even have to go up in the Statue to have a good time. You can just wander around the grounds and get a close up few of the statue. There is also a restaurant, a couple of stores, and a museum. The museum tells the history of the statue and is full of interesting historic artifacts, documents and pictures. However, when we visited,unfortunately, many of the items from the collection were out for restoration.


Of course, most people are going to want to go up in the Statue.  Tickets to the pedestal are included with your ferry fare and your reservation to visit the pedestal is made when you purchase your tickets. If you are very ambitious and/or you are looking to get exercise, you might want to walk up to the pedestal.If not, you can take the elevator up most of the way. Just be aware especially if you are claustrophic that there is not a whole lot of space around the pedestal, and it can get quite crowded.


If you want to visit the crown, you will have to purchase a separate ticket and walk up at least 162 steps. If you walk up the whole way from the ground to the crown, it is the equivalent of walking up a 20 story building.  Be aware that if you visit on a windy day, the Statue might shake and you will really feel it as you walk up to the crown and when you are there. The crown is also a very small tight space. It can get very crowded, but  you won't have a lot of time there anyway.  The views are better from the pedestal. You can see beautiful panaromic views from the pedestal, and you can only see limited views of Brooklyn from the crown. However, if you still want to visit the crown, you should make arrangements as soon as you arrive on Liberty Island as only a limited number of crown tickets are sold per day. Since visits to the Statue of Liberty's torch have been off limits for more than a century, the crown is as high you can currently go.


And that's our view.

For more about the Statue of Liberty, visit https://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm.

For Statue of Liberty tickets, visit https://www.statuecruises.com.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. I haven't been to the Statue of Liberty or NYC for that matter in many years but it is a great place to visit!

    1. It sure is. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.