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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
405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
Midtown East
+1 212-963-4475
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 3 days 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
Thank Stressman101
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3  Thank dskid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool building but take one of the tours so you can see and learn what really happens at the United Nations.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main draw is seeing the General Assembly Hall. We got lucky that there was a live UN meeting in one of the smaller meeting halls and we got a brief walkthrough to observe. The briefing about the UN was dull. The exhibits were not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank evaldez2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn’t been on this tour in 50 years, so was looking forward to coming back with the kids. The U.N. is still well worth a visit, as it turns out. I’m fairly up on current affairs and still learned a lot from our friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank murrayhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this visit for everyone. The groups are small and the tours are not too long. They show you the most important rooms, usage & history. I could have personally stayed there all day it was so nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Franchesca77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of my trip to New York. I had missed the UN building on previous visits, but decided to visit this time. There is airport style security, so follow the rules on that. Once inside it's a mini version of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Fish_LON
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect, but after taking on board advice from fellow travelers to visit the UN, I did. It was well worth it. You realise the power and influence the UN has, to do many great things. The tours, which I recommended, take...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Ann M
12 June 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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13 April 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
Gayle S
19 February 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.