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Address: 111th St., Queens, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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Forest Hills, New York
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78 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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copenhagen
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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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NJ
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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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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was an unusually cold, wet day when we went and the fountain had been turned off. I'm sure it would have looked even better in bright sunlight and with the fountains on, but that still didn't take away from this very impressive structure at all. We had just spent half a day at the American Museum of Moving Image... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We walked down to the Unisphere at 10 pm after leaving the Mets game at Citi Field. Unless you're with a big group, this is not a wise idea. Fortunately nothing happened other than our quick visit. The Unisphere is pretty awesome though once we got there. There were only a few people around while we were there. I was... More 

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Scotland
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We took ourselves out of Manhattan on our recent visit and cannot describe the spectacle that is the Unisphere. it is stunning and a great day was had.

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Address: Address: 111th St., Queens, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City

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