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New York World's Fair Site: Explore its utopian future on an audio tour

New York World's Fair Site: Explore its utopian future on an audio tour

By VoiceMap New York
About
This self-guided audio tour will take you through the fairgrounds for the historic New York City World’s Fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65. We’ll visit iconic sites of both fairs, hearing about the architecture, design and history of the famous Unisphere, The New York State Pavilion and the temporary headquarters of the United Nations, now the Queens Museum. You’ll hear about the origins of the park, which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald when it was an eyesore ash heap, and how that was transformed into beautiful fairgrounds and then into a major city park. You’ll hear about the colorful history of the fairs’ exhibits and pavilions, which includes the infamous feud between artist Andy Warhol and controversial mega-developer Robert Moses. It’s best to take this tour during the day, when the Queens Museum is open, so that you can pop in and see the New York City Panorama, which is an enormous scale model of all of New York City. Please check the museum’s hours beforehand.
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$5.39
per adult
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Ages 6-99
Duration: 40–60 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Audio guide: English
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  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's not included
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink


Start:
  • Mets-Willets Point, Queens, NY 11368, USA
    Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
End:
  • Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Building, Queens, NY 11368, USA
    The tour ends outside the Queens Museum.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 110804P316

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mets-Willets Point
    Queens, NY 11368, USA
    Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    David Dinkins Circle
    Unisphere
    Queens Theatre
    Westinghouse Time Capsules
    Queens Museum
  • You'll end at
    Queens Museum
    Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Building, Queens, NY 11368, USA
    The tour ends outside the Queens Museum.
    See address & details
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  • VoiceMap New York
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    Joined in October 2018
  • maddarb115
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best walking tour I’ve done so far!
    The best produced and most entertaining audio walking tour I’ve done in New York! Really draws on the most interesting stories to make the high line come to life, you feel like you walk away with a real sense of the history of the area and the city itself. This new your company is really taking self directed tours to another level. I’m a New Yorker and did it just to learn more about my city, and I’ll be recommending it to all my out of town visitors. It’s a really nice thing to do even if you’re interested in learning more about the city, or exploring a beautiful area. Highly, highly recommend!
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Madison D
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible storytelling
    I've lived in New York most of my life and had NO IDEA about so much of the fascinating history I learned this tour-- from escaped zoo animals to the gilded age to bizarre guests at the Plaza Hotel, I was transported. The tour really focuses on stories instead of facts and dates, which I absolutley loved. The self directed nature of the tour means you can stop and explore on your own if you reach a place you like, or sit down in the grass and stare at some of the design of in the park the tour teaches you about, which I did! Often, because it was hot! Such a relief to not be carted around in a large herd of people. And so much more affordable.
    Written June 19, 2023
  • 624claudiaw
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wild History of Central Park
    Packed with information both stirring and hilarious. The back story of the Central Park Zoo is simply unforgettable. Who knew?!! Allow at least two hours to cover the ground here. You'll see the famous park with new eyes and notice things you've never seen, no matter how many times you've visited.
    Written June 6, 2023
  • 624claudiaw
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Secrets of the West Village
    I used to live in the West Village but I had no idea about the history covered in this tour. It was illuminating, well-paced, and great fun! The final stop, the Jane Hotel, is the perfect conclusion - historic, beautiful, and you can get a drink there.
    Written June 6, 2023
  • CreigW3
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stories and History
    Who thinks of a cemetery as great place to take a walking tour? I do! This is a beautiful place and the stories you hear in this walking tour is worth your time. Bring a lunch and stay for a picnic under one of the many magnificent trees. You’re going to learn things you never knew about some well known New Yorkers.
    Written June 5, 2023
  • joanlI7682HV
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great storytelling in a beautiful place!
    The stories really bring the buildings and their occupants to life and put them in perspective! Easy to follow directions, additional bits of information, background music and audio effects enhance the stories without overwhelming the listener. A great NY experience in a beautiful place without the tourists. Highly recommend.
    Written June 5, 2023
  • johnwC3568PY
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore NYC
    So much better than the other tours. Well-written and well researched. Entertaining and well produced. A real cut above the usual fare. I've even done them as arm-chair trips. Will be back.
    Written June 5, 2023
  • vcrawford2
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Voices from the past
    YOu could just wander thru the park...or you could walk with this amazing storyteller who gives the background of just about eveyrthing you see! The sound effects, the voices of the characters...wow
    Written June 1, 2023
  • vcrawford2
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much we didn't know!
    I would say we are the perfect demographic for this tour (yes, old hippies), but the history of the gay rights movement tied in with the early protest and folk music made the buildings come alive.
    Written June 1, 2023
  • vcrawford2
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Behind the buildings
    We loved every detail! We have walked this area many times and didn't know HALF the stories that made this special area special. The storytelling in this app is just amazing: music, voices, background... wow
    Written June 1, 2023
  • vcrawford2
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk and history
    We learned so much! So much early interesting history brought to life! Every turn brought more than we ever knew.
    Written June 1, 2023
  • hughopo
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour!!
    This tour was really enjoyable. The timing is excellent and the writer seems to know just what facts are interesting. I always wondered where the term "86" came from and now I know that it's the address of a speakeasy where people had to skedaddle quickly when the cops came. John and Yoko's place and many more cool attractions.
    Written June 1, 2023
  • johndB8184YJ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walking tour
    Way better than expected. Most audio tours are pretty dull, but this was actually pretty awesome. Good stories. Had sound effects that made it pretty vivid. And loads of stuff I would have walked right by without noticing that had cool stories. Like the well in the basement of the COS store where they found a body, and the killer had both Alexander Hamilton AND Aron Burr defend him in a trial.
    Written May 16, 2023
  • samanthab544
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Thanks for this informative tour. I really enjoyed the new information. The GPS portion was really helpful in navigating.
    Written December 11, 2022
  • 476yanethr
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’d Return
    We definitely got our chuckles in but wait staff could’ve been more attentive and gotten our drink order correctly. It was great entertainment and energy. Would definitely return.
    Written April 16, 2021
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