Times Square (Most Visited Public Tourist Site in US) - Detail Facts

November 28, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Times Square is the most visited public tourist site in the United States, with about 50 million visitors annually. 

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Times Square is located in New York City. It is known for its bright lights, billboards and bustling atmosphere.

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Times Square is also a popular spot for celebrating New Year's Eve, with a large ball drop event that attracts thousands of people every year.

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Times Square is home to a unique sound art installation. This sound constantly emanates from the subway grate but not many people realize where it's coming from.

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The area we know today as Times Square only got that name in 1904. Times Square was first known as Longacre Square. 

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On August 14th, 1945, the largest crowd in the history of Times Square gathered to celebrate the United States Victory over Japan in World War Second. 

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There are six huge hotels located in Times Square including W Times Square, The Crowne Plaza Times Square and The Sheraton New York. 

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In 2009, Times Square officially became a mostly pedestrian area which means you can meander around without having to dodge traffic or wait at traffic lights.