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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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Description: Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by...
Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session. Important notice: Because of the new public access regulations and limitations starting June 2013, please also note that tour tickets will NOT be sold on premises and a guided tour ticket for visitors is required to enter the UN Headquarters.
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Our teenagers and I really enjoyed the UN Headquarters Tour. It brought the UN to life for us all. We were disappointed that some of the galleries were closed due to meetings, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our teenagers and I really enjoyed the UN Headquarters Tour. It brought the UN to life for us all. We were disappointed that some of the galleries were closed due to meetings, but we understood that the Headquarters is a working building. The art in the HQ is wonderful.

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Rhenen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When you have enough time in New York City you can go to the Unites Nations (bring ID with you!). It's very nice to see the big meeting rooms which you see normally on tv.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The United Nations building and surrounding area are interesting places to visit. They give tours. I suggest reading about the place before your visit, although if you take a guided tour you will be able to get a lot of interesting information. There are other places that are more interesting than the United Nations building, so I don't recommend visiting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Since I visited the headquarters a few years ago and had a meaningful experience- I wanted to do so again with my boyfriend. Unfortunately even trying to book 3 weeks in advanced all the tours for the week we were staying were reserved. We ended up going to try our luck as we read other reviews that said sometimes they... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The UN building is a good, educational, informative tour. The price is extremely reasonable and our tour guide was knowledgeable. There is lots of photo opportunities but there was simply not enough!

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Book in advance and get an interesting tour of the UN buildings. Interesting to see all the rooms and listen to the guiding about UN and its history and importance.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were unable to book an inside tour of the UN. But we were able to view the building from the outside. It would have been a wonderful opportunity to tour. Maybe next time.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

See the UN. Many interesting facts and a totally educational experience for kids and adults. Learn about the nations that meet here to vote on other countries actions. Take the tour with headphones that explains the Un and its functions as a world organization.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The guided tour was a great experience! We made our reservation online two weeks in advance. All English tours were sold out but then ours was added.......so keep watching for changes closer to the time at peak dates. Interesting that the people in our group were from so many countries....which I suppose is to be expected but it was fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There are a lot of reviews telling you all about visiting the UN, the building, and the tour, so I'll only leave a few tips. 1) You will need a photo ID. If you are American, you might not think to bring your passport since a driver's license suffices. But, if you happen to have your passport, you can get... More 

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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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