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Unisphere

111th St., Queens, NY, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY
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Ranked #114 of 634 Attractions in New York City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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copenhagen
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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472 attraction reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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1,529 helpful votes 1,529 helpful votes
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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112 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Brooklyn, New York
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Unisphere is one of the few remaining objects left over in Flushing Meadow Park from the 1964 Worlds Fair. It has even lasted longer than the Baseball stadium from that same fair. Shea Stadium is a memory, but the Unisphere stands on.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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149 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Pretty neat little landmark. Nothing special, but it is a pretty recognizable object. Not far from the LaGuardia airport.

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New England, North Dakota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This familiar icon looks just like you expect, from having seen it in movies and on logos for years ... and yet it's better, and bigger, and awe-inspiring. My family (college students and adults) thought I was a bit wacky for wanting to go, yet everyone said, quite genuinely, "Wow!" when it came into view. Flushing Meadows Park is both... More 

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