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New York Stock Exchange

20 Broad St., New York City, NY 10005 (Financial District)
212 656-5165
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Ranked #317 of 861 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The NYSE is a frantic, frenetic assemblage of traders, technology and tension.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the Treasury and arguably the father of American Finance, first issued bonds in 1790, to consolidate the debts incurred during the American revolution and thus give credibility to the new nation. Trading in securities started right then: traders would gather under a buttonwood tree and haggle on prices and terms. The Buttonwood Agreement was signed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've always wanted to see what I call "Castle Grayskull," or what houses the "masters of the universe." We were in the area after seeing the gorgeous 9/11 Memorial Museum so what the hey. First off, I thought the building fronts Wall Street but it's actually on the corner of Broad & Wall St. There is security & fencing fronting... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

No tourist access so you may as well go during the weekend when it is closed and less busy. Think it is worth a look as it is so famous. A might-as-well while you explore lower Manhattan.

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Perth, Australia
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I find it strange to stand outside a building that is cordoned off to the public and snap photographs, but oh no, we are not allowed in to view the goings on from the inside. Pretty much sums it up, like minions, we are all affected in our lives by the decisions made inside this building but not made privy... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you ever get the chance to go into the exchange don't pass it up. I saw it years ago and since the trading is now computerized it is all different but still fascinating. We also got to go to the Board room which is fantastic. Grand, historical and stately building that buzzes with actively.

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La Possession, Reunion Island
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island we walked from battery park to Wall Street. On a weekday we found the traders and tourists sharing this neighborhood and this street in particular was pretty cool. Lots of people just hang around the building to take the picture of this iconic building of the financial world. I've... More

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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On a weekend you will see people clicking pictures and moving on, thats all it is on a weekend. Was good to pass by it.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visit this place if you are interested in Business dealings and would want to see it for yourself. High security place, and I am not sure if you can enter it without prior permission. But most folks just hang around outside and take some cool photographs. Walking distance from the charging bull and battery park.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great place for some great photos. Weekends it is very quiet and you can climb stairs etc to take photos. Weekdays it is fast paced and full of energy. We really enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We walked to this area after we had wondered around Ground Zero area, it was very busy and crowded, but worth a visit, after seeing this area in many films over the years.

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