It’s been a while since something truly epic opened in Times Square, but listen up, people: Gulliver’s Gate has opened and it’s here to blow minds both big and small. With a name inspired by Jonathan Swift’s novel, Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver’s Gate is a full city block-wide miniature world exhibition, housing 300 built-to scale models of cities and landmarks from around the world. It’s artistry, it’s geography, it’s interactive fun and it’s super cool. Enough talk: click through to see what we mean.

Gulliver’s Gate

There’s more to Times Square than Broadway shows and costumed characters. Opened this past spring, Gulliver’s Gate is a built-to-scale miniature world spanning a full city block. Budding explorers will love teaming up with grandparents to identify replicas of famous world landmarks, interacting with the exhibits, and chatting with the makers and craftspeople behind the intriguing new exhibition.

Eat: Avoid the neighborhood tourist traps and walk a few blocks to Toloache. The Midtown West outpost of the Upper East Side Mexican favorite offers an impeccable margarita for the grown-ups and chips and guac for all in an authentic (read: not cheesy) setting.

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Gulliver’s Gate
April 6 – May 8 preview; May 9 and on
Preview tickets: $25/all; May 9 and on: $36/Adults; $27/12 and under; $27/Senior
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
216 W. 44th St.
Times Square

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— Mimi O’Connor