"The world's biggest little world", as Gulliver's Gate likes to call itself, is one of the newest gallery destinations in New York City and has already established itself on the list of "must-dos" in Times Square. Times Square has a difficult relationship with museums, as space is at a premium and distracting nearby alternatives abound. Gulliver's Gate may have found the perfect combination to stay in the highly-competitive tourist area near Times Square. Its fascinating miniature worlds, carefully constructed by specialized artists from across the globe, entertain people of all ages.
The tiny Lilliputians surmise that Gulliver's watch may be his god, because it is that which, he admits, he seldom does anything without consulting.
What You Will See
Gulliver's Gate is split into a variety of galleries, each dedicated to a different region of the world. Each gallery features a detailed recreation of major landmarks and natural wonders wrought in miniature. The most impressive is the work done to recreate New York City, complete with working trains, moving taxis, crowds of people, and neon lights. Visitors can see faithful recreations of the landscapes and architecture of Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as classic New England Americana. Exhibits are interactive--with a magic 'key', visitors trigger movement of the miniatures within the scenes.
Why You Should Go
Miniature Parks are popular destinations around the world. But, with the exception of the Panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum and the Holiday Train show at the Botanical Gardens, New York City has lacked representation for this unique and engaging art form. Gulliver's Gate has gone well beyond mere representation, opening one of the largest and most-detailed miniature worlds in the hemisphere. And it continues to expand--plan on returning, as artists continue to add to their creations.