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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...more
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405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a strong interest in international affairs, so a visit to the UN was a must. We were lucky to arrive early on a Saturday, so no line-up in the office across the street for ID check and registration. Then through an (unfriendly) security...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 16 and 15 year olds to a tour on the last Friday of December. It was a really rainy day. We followed the instructiosn on the tickets and arrived an hour early to the check in building on the west side of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been watching speeches and scenes from the UN for as long as I can remember. Some of the greatest moments in recent world history have happened here. The tour is a bit quirky...you have to line up outside of a nondescript office across...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Roxtor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Freezing cold morning lining up to get our authority to visit the United Nations. Had time to grab a coffee downstairs which was fine, but just a tad expensive. Interesting tour with lots of information. Wouldn’t do it again, as once is enough but would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was invited by UN to speak at the Youth Summit in January 2018. They were expecting a big crowd but even with pre-security clearance, turning up early and collection of pass the day before, it still took an hour to get pass the actual...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always seen the UN Headquarters building and the General Assembly Hall in the news - on TV or in newspapers or magazines, since childhood. It seems to have stood the sands of time. Being such an old structure, it still feels like a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitors center does not have much to offer. I visited there on a Saturday afternoon. First you are stopped at the gate and asked to register at an office across the street. There you have to show an ID and get a badge. Then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really worth visiting. It has heaps of things to see and do and you will learn lots along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Maybe all the lip service they paid to women’s equality send a mixed message when they fill their lobby with young ladies in national dress to be photographed with lecherous old men. The hiroshima exhibit is worth all the trouble you have to go through...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank David T
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This was one of those attractions that I never had time to visit on prior short trips to NYC. This time we were there for eight days and were able to easily schedule the UN tour. It was well-run and I feel like we got...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ann M
June 11, 2018|
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Response from DeKokkies | Reviewed this property |
You really should be there as indicated as you’ll need to first collect your entry pass which took some time when we went and after, go through security.
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from Tamanna M | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be able to go in for sure; may not be open for a long duration of time, usually, tours move from room to room and don't allow you to deviate from the group
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Gayle S
February 18, 2018|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
The official tour is most interesting. You go to places you can only visit with a guide. It takes about a hour and we enjoyed it very much. Fascinating info.
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Seks
Canada
Gym facilities in Manhattan area (6 Replies)
Since I'll be in NYC for 2 weeks, I need to hit the gym a few times while I"m there. Need a weight room with sufficient weights, dumbells, benches, and machines. Can someone point me in the right direction? Prefably one by central park and one by United Nations.
June 08, 2010|
Response fromRassi|
There are fitness centers all over New York City. Did you try Googling?
Pilotsugar
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Tudors at the United Nations (2 Replies)
I was just wondering if anyone has ever stayed here. Is this a nice centrally located hotel? We got it for $99 a night through Hotwire.
March 19, 2010|
Response fromkateoz|
It's a very good location near to Grand Central and the UN. You can walk to Times Square, the NY Public Library, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Macy's. And get the subway everywhere else.
TravelingTimms
New York
Best breakfast place by United Nations?? (1 Replies)
We are staying at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel (44th btw 1st & 2nd) in a few weeks and are looking for a few good breakfast spots. Was hoping to find at least one with a view of the river. Also was hoping to find a reasonably priced place with good food. Thanks in advance
April 24, 2010|