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Address: 111th St., Queens, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY
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Centerpiece of ny world fair

This classic remnant of the worlds fair is a favorite meeting place of mine. It has an exciting history and you will find this in many films of today and years ago.. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This classic remnant of the worlds fair is a favorite meeting place of mine. It has an exciting history and you will find this in many films of today and years ago.. It is a great photo op and quite beautiful to see. Currently it is located in a beautiful park with many paths around it. Love having picnics near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you adore midcentury modern and the sunny-upbeat vibe of the Astro Age, you'll love the Unisphere! While in route to see a Mets game at Citi Field, we decided to drop by the Science Museum and also see whats left of the NY World's Fair site. The old fair building at the Science Museum is amazing and definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My fiance moved to Queens last year, and we have gone to Flushing Meadows Corona Park twice since. The first time we went, the fountains were off, but this last time they were on. It is quite a sight to see, and when the sun starts to set the map has a glow to it. Children play in the fountains,... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The unisphere is one of the last structures standing from the 1964 Worlds Fair. The park is a great place to spend a few hours of even a day. If you are a soccer fan you will see games being played all over the park

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Ballston Spa, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

An interesting attraction to see the global ball and to take as many photos as you wish !!! Nice place for a pinic and kite flying too with family or friends. Do visit the restroom before going over to this place as there is no restroom around. Have to pay for entrance fee to enter Queen Museums. No restroom available

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I would definitely recommend going to the Unisphere only if you have a car--otherwise, public transit here can be a bit of a hassle. The unisphere is an iconic piece of the NYC landscape, and definitely impressive in person. Even without the fountains going, it's a really nice area to visit. Even on a Sunday morning, the park we nearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A pair of Red tailed hawks nest in the Unisphere. They have made Flushing Meadow park their home for eight years. You can see the nest off the cost of Papa New Guinea. The hawks can be seen flying overhead just about anywhere in the park. This is a successful nest and many baby hawks have fleged.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As we got the taxi from jfk to nyc to taxi driver pointed this out to us. With seeing men in black all through my childhood and it being on tv on a Sunday afternoon common, to see this and the towers in person was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Really big globe and fantastic that you can see the World in the park. The fountain was still going even in October, fun to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This monumental globe was a part of the 1964 World's Fair and during its tenure my high school's band, of which I was a member, played a concert nearby. I understand that some money has been found to de-rust the sphere and restore it now that it's 50 years old. When I went by recently it looked terrible.

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