Inspired by a concurrent thread asking for cool and unusual things to do in NYC (which is of course an admirable goal).
For my part, one my favorite experiences on my all-too-brief trip to NYC was the Natural History Museum. For one, I’m a Teddy Roosevelt fan and enjoyed seeing the various artifacts from his travels. Even more thrilling were the dinosaurs - the T. Rex specifically. Made me feel like a kid again.
So - what tourist attractions do you feel live up to their fame? I’ve heard, for example, that the Mona Lisa is underwhelming in person.