8 Wheelchair Friendly Places in New York ...


New York attractions with wheelchair access are hugely significant.

The fabulous sights, monuments and history are some of the features that make world cities great, but to be truly great, they also have to be accessible to everyone.2

It is absolutely vital that our best city facilities are disabled-friendly which is no mean feat as so many US cities feature ancient buildings when the Americans with Disabilities Act was still centuries in the future.

New York attractions with wheelchair access means everyone can enjoy the best of the Big Apple and appreciate what is so loved and admired.2

Here are 8 Wheelchair friendly places in New York:

1. The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The enduring symbol of not only NYC but of the USA speaks liberty for all, so it is only right and proper that this has to be one of the top wheelchair friendly attractions of New York.

Wheelchair users can reach the 86th floor observation deck in the elevator, but unfortunately, it is not possible to access the upper viewing platforms of the 102nd floor.

Ellis Island is also wheelchair friendly.

2. Central Park

Central Park

It might be a wide open space that you would automatically assume Central Park is one of the obvious disabled friendly attractions in New York, but there are a lot of different terrains throughout the park that means some areas are inaccessible.

But, there are miles of trails, tracks and paved areas suitable for wheelchairs including the Strawberry Fields Memorial area and let’s not forget Central Park Zoo.2

There is an excellent page on the zoo website giving full details of their attractions with wheelchair access.

3. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

As one of the world’s best museums, it is only right this too is one of the top wheelchair friendly places in New York.

The fantastic exhibits are in large airy rooms meaning easy access and very easy viewing of the collections and treasures.

The museum really looks after disabled guests - there are plenty of elevators throughout the museum and there are also assistive listening devices as well as real time captioning and sign language interpretation and large print for lectures and exhibitions.

It should be noted though, the Cloisters has limited access for those with mobility issues.

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