Tour The World in a City Block With Gulliver’s Gate

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by

In full disclosure, we were provided free admission to Gulliver’s Gate to make this review possible.


Gulliver's Gate, miniatures village New York City attraction


There’s no place like New York City for excitement, entertainment, and amazement. We always find something to do whether it’s a Broadway show, a meal with singing wait staff or just sitting on the street and people watching. Now there’s another unique attraction to add to your Times Square itinerary and it’s truly like nothing else that’s come before. Imagine walking the whole world in under city block – that’s what the new miniature experience Gulliver’s Gate offers its visitors!


Gulliver's Gate, miniatures village New York City attraction


Gulliver’s Gate is 49,000 square feet of miniature models of New York, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and more. Visit Cinque Terre, Jerusalem, Big Ben, Bejing and more in extreme detail, at HO Scale – 1:87. That means a 6-foot person would shrink to .8 of an inch! Small scale doesn’t mean lack of detail though. There are facial features and expressions, clothing details and vehicle specifications that you can’t even see, but are there! Find the car accidents, the picnickers, a Queen concert, and a concert with bears! There’s so much to see. Cars move, balloons fly, ships sail and much of that is done when you insert a special key at stations throughout the exhibit. This, of course, delights kids who love when there’s interaction! Any fan of trains should have Gulliver’s Gate on their to list of New York City attractions to visit as well, as the plan is to have about a thousand trains throughout the displays.


Take a look at our Gulliver’s Gate Facebook Live video:


Model makers and artists are available on site for questions, and you can even watch them as they work in the workshops. Gulliver’s Gate is a work in progress, with displays to be added yearly. We personally can’t wait to see how the airport develops!


Gulliver's Gate, miniatures village New York City attraction

The snowy scenes of Russia


Three generations of us visited Gulliver’s Gate on its media preview night and we were overwhelmed by how much there was to see! Upon entering you’re in New York City, and we could have spent an hour checking out the detail on all we recognized. I was personally impressed with the moving Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! My kids loved the detail on the ceiling of the Grand Central Station. Moving through Europe, we chuckled at seeing the Yellow Submarine (look for it!) and the massive Eiffel Tower. I found the scenes of Russia to be almost breathtaking, with the snow covered streets and colorful buildings. As we wandered, my kids ran to each station to see what they could make move!


Gulliver's Gate, miniatures village New York City attraction


Asia impressed us with the blend of modern sleek buildings and ancient buildings. Jerusalem, the Panama Canal and Washington D.C. landmarks rounded out our visit. What will you be most excited to see at Gulliver’s Gate?


A tip if you visit Gulliver’s Gate, if you have any spyglasses or small binoculars, bring them! It’ll help to see the scenes that are against the far walls. There are small platforms throughout for little ones to get a closer look. The displays are mostly only visible from one side, so it can get crowded. Try to leave bags and strollers home if possible.


You can learn more about Gulliver’s Gate at their website

For more photos from our visit to Gulliver’s Gate, see our Facebook album.

Enjoy our preview before and see the full album on Facebook.


Gulliver’s Gate is located at 216 West 44th Street, New York City. It’s open from 9 AM – 10 PM daily. Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased online through this link.


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In full disclosure, we were provided free admission to Gulliver’s Gate to make this review possible.

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