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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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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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Out of the blue, my son, a budding diplomat, decided he wanted to visit the United Nations. After a frustrating evening trying to get tickets online (ultimately unsuccessful... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Out of the blue, my son, a budding diplomat, decided he wanted to visit the United Nations. After a frustrating evening trying to get tickets online (ultimately unsuccessful - tried several different times/ways), my son and I just decided to try our luck by showing up. There are no close subway stops so we had to walk a bit and... More 

Thank JWRR
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even for those with UN employment background the UNHQ is something special worth visiting to learn and also get inspiration from global comprehensiveness and closeness to people at the same time. I went there few times in the last 10+ years and every time the visit gives you something new.

Thank ArmenGrigoryan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tour here is an eyeopener for the soul. I would recommend this to anyone with a conscience and concern about the state of our world. It was a superb tour, full of outstanding information.

Thank Peter_in_Aus
Marysville, Ohio
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the UN in Nov., the weather was bright and sunny, so all of the flags were up. We purchased our tickets in advanced online and arrived early. Leave plenty of time to get through security, it was slow. Once inside we had about 20 minutes before our tour began, but there was plenty to see in the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My advice is to find someone you know who works in the UN so they can bring you in. The tours are good but you have to pay for them and go through queues. If someone with a UN pass accompanied you, you'll avoid all that plus you can go to places that the tours can't go. If you do... More 

Thank Ken S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to turn up one day and were told to get ourselves visitor passes from across the road and were welcomed in to the HQ buildings Famous sculptures await you as walk in (globe and the gun tied up) and you get a view of the Pepsi-Cola and Long Island signs from there too. We went in for a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a tour in advance. No where in the ticket or paperwork does it say where to go first (a small non descriptive building across from the gate entrance). Felt bad for security that had to direct every person arriving to go back across the street. Stood in line to show ticket, show ID and get photo taken and to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously being a terrorist target, the security at the UN HQ is very tight and rightly so. The UNHQ has never been designed to be a tourist attraction per se. So you need to bear this in mind and adjust your expectations and come prepared accordingly. Having said that the guides are very friendly, multilingual, knowledgeable and provide relevant commentaries.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pain of the neck to stop, even for the quick picture, because of security and traffic as well. Foreign(?) land on US soil.

Thank rdrozd7
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The United Nations Headquarters complex is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood on the east side of Mid-town Manhattan (on the banks of the East River). The complex sits on land owned by the United Nations and not the US Government. The United Nations only offers guided, 60 minute tours during the weekdays and the cost is $20. I toured... More 

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