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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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Small-Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture

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Great tour, fascinating visit, working HQ. Don't forget your passport!

We left it too late to book tickets online but by showing up early in the morning mid-week (think 9am) we were able to book on to the next tour there and then. We had a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We left it too late to book tickets online but by showing up early in the morning mid-week (think 9am) we were able to book on to the next tour there and then. We had a very diverse tour group from 9 different nations but our guide did a great job of answering lots of different questions and keeping it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were told the tour would be boring; we thought it was informative and interesting. yes, it was not entertaining per se but to see the United Nations general assembly room and visualize the discussions that occur...that can change our world...was entertaining for us. the artwork was beautiful; informative displays explained by the intern tour guide. we thoroughly enjoyed visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Our group of 2 teens and one grandmother enjoyed the tour of the UN. Nice overall to see the various rooms, hear about the history and see photos and other artifacts associated with the UN.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the UN head quarters. The building itself is old and not at pretty as todays most advanced building found in the US or in Asia. Visiting the UN building was interesting because of its symbolic value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We actually went by twice as the first time was after 4 p.m. and the flags were not up. We got to go in and briefly walk around on our second visit. The historical information presented around the inside was very interesting. Unfortunately, we will have to return to take a tour as certain parts of the building were off-limits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I fully support the work of the UN, failures and all, and loved visiting the buildings and hearing about the current missions. We took a tour and our guide was great. I have heard that some are better than others. They are particular about protocol and security. I loved it!

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is such an interested place to visit. I could go back again and again. In fact, I almost wish I worked there so I could see it every day. We arranged for a different-language tour (Korean) and received a very timely response from the tour staff with dates and times available to make the reservation. Ticket prices are already... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We liked very much the tour at the UN. You learn numerous things you would not know otherwise. It's fascinating to see the different assembly rooms (3). Also impressive to see the objects damaged from nuclear bomb that they have on display. Got to wonder if they are having some kind of radiation still. Well worth doing the reservation. The... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You've seen it on TV, but it's really exciting walking through these corridors where so much of importance gets discussed and decided. The grounds are very beautiful, especially on a nice day. As you can imagine, there's quite a bit of security at the entrance, but it moves fast and the security staff are really friendly and helpful.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The UN Headquarters are a great attraction for political and history buffs, or just people interested in international culture. At the time I was there, there was an exhibit on the wreckage left by the bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, very powerful and unexpected. Would definitely go again.

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