I admit it: I’ve got the travel bug! I have a long bucket list of places that I want to visit all over the world and the sooner the better! I travel as much as I can afford and I want to show my kids all the amazing places in the world that hopefully one day we can visit. As if someone read my mind, Gulliver’s Gate has recently opened in Times Square and it’s the perfect place to see miniatures of famous landmarks all over the world and to provide inspiration for your next trip. Gulliver’s Gate: A Magical and of Miniatures in Times Square
Gulliver’s Gate is conveniently located in Times Square and features several large rooms which showcase most of the continents, major countries and famous landmarks in those countries. I recently visited Gulliver’s Gate with my kids and we all loved the vibrant colors, attention to detail and incredible accuracy of the models.
We began by each receiving a key that is used for interactive miniatures – simply insert into the keyhole and watch as cool things happen (such as the Berlin Wall falling down). The key also doubles as a keepsake – you get to take it home with you.
Another fun thing to do is keeping your eyes peeled for famous figurines. We saw Spiderman on Brooklyn Bridge. Be sure to look for The Beatles in London and the Obamas in the White House.
We began with New York City, complete with the subway system. Seeing all of the famous landmarks reminded me that there’s still a lot to see in New York and that there are many places worth visiting again.
Grand Central and the subway:
Check out Spiderman on the Brooklyn Bridge:
The Guggenheim Museum:
My kids had a blast using the keys:
Next we headed over to Europe. Here’s St. Mark’s Square in Venice (with the Coliseum in Athens in the background):
London Bridge & Big Ben:
The Eiffel Tower:
Arc de Triomphe:
St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow:
Next, we went to South America. Here are Favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro:
We headed over to Asia. I was in awe at the stunning architecture of some of the buildings. I had no idea Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai has such spectacular skyscrapers. I have to put those cities on my bucket list.
Forbidden City (Imperial Palace from the Ming Dynasty):
One of my favorite exhibits was Jerusalem, the capital of Israel (also host to several other religions). Here’s the Western Wall:
An Israeli Independence Day celebration:
Shrine of the Book Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls:
At the end of the exhibit, near the gift shop, I saw several major DC landmarks, such as the White House, the Capitol Building, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument.
The White House:
Detail from outside the White House:
There are future exhibits in the works, such as Africa. We were able to see one in progress – an airport:
Like everything else, the airport looked so realistic and seeing it made me want to get on a plane and travel to one of the beautiful cities in the exhibit. For now, though, I will remain in New York, but my travel bucket list definitely has a few more must-do’s.
Visit Gulliver’s Gate to learn more. You can choose to book online for a specific day and save $5 per ticket or buy a “flex ticket” and come whenever you want. located on 44th Street, between 7th & 8th Ave. Open 7 days a week, from 9am-10pm.
I was not compensated for this post. I complimentary admission.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 10, 8 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier. S