5 unusual things to do in Manhattan, New York

A natural history and magic shop, a unique carousel, the Ghostbusters firehouse and a dock with a tragic story.

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New York City as a whole is a remarkable city to visit. What with Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park and more, visitors have plenty to fill their itinerary on a visit to the Big Apple.

However, heading to Manhattan, there are some more unusual and off-the-beaten tourist path attractions to explore, including a natural history shop, a unique carousel, a magic shop hidden in a commercial building, the Ghostbusters firehouse and the dock where the Titanic survivors disembarked.

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Evolution Nature Store - 687 Broadway, New York City, USA

Evolution is in the SoHo art district of Manhattan and is wildly different from the surrounding clothing stores. Evolution is a mixture between a natural history museum and a shop, as it sells unique, unusual collectibles, including framed butterflies, seashells, fossils, skeletons and skulls. There is also a range of tribal art on display as well as medical models and posters. If you are looking for something totally different, you have found the right place. Find out more in the video below.

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SeaGlass Carousel - Battery Conservancy, State Street & Water Street, New York, USA

The SeaGlass Carousel is a wonderful place for the kids. Built on the site of what was the original New York Aquarium, the carousel is housed in a glass-panelled nautilus shell. There are 30 fibreglass fish, representing 12 varied species and each fish spins independently and swirls around, just as if they were fish swimming in the sea. There is also an LED light display that regularly changes, giving the sensation of being under water. There are also aquatic sounds and music.

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