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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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74 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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1,266 helpful votes 1,266 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This 12 story structure can be seen from the subway entrance/exit for Williets Park/Mets baseball, but it is more impressive close up. It towers over you and was a good landmark for us to find the Queens Museum. It is one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 World's Fair and in 50 years it has not lost its... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You can see the Unisphere from the 7 train and it gets even better up close. I am very glad I made the effort to visit this iconic landmark. It's free and truly remarkable to see in real life.

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