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Duration: 2 hours


Relive the glory of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World's Fairs with this tour of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Discover hidden time capsules, the iconic Unisphere, and the historic New York State Pavilion with our expert guide in New York, NY.

🌳 Discover the hidden treasures of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and learn about its fascinating history

🎡 See remnants of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World's Fairs, including the New York State Pavilion and the Unisphere

📚 Hear stories about the exhibits, the designers, and the visitors who experienced the fairs firsthand

📸 Snap photos of the stunning Fountain of the Planets and other photo-worthy spots along the way


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After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

April - October
Once a month

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.
  • Physical limitations: This tour is easy and most people can participate.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included.
  • Individuals with disabilities: This tour is ADA accessible, just let us know what assistance you may need at the time of booking.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • What’s included:
    • Discover the hidden-in-plain-sight remnants of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park
    • Visit the monument to a 5000-year time capsule
    • View the original guidebooks from each of the World’s Fairs
    • Get a comprehensive history of the past, present, and future of Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, with Insider information from our partners involved with the preservation of the New York State Pavilion
    • Receive reproductions of World’s Fair Maps from both 1939 and 1964
    • Complimentary Admission to the Queens Museum, to admire the Panorama of the City of New York
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide with you at all times; also, other guests may be joining (up to 15 people).
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservations.
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: Rain or shine, the experience will be running.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 20 minutes in advance
  • Parking:
    • By Subway: 7 train to the Mets-Willets subway station
    • By car: we recommend you park at the Queens Museum, where we will end this tour. The meeting location is less than 10 minutes walk from the Queens Museum
  • What to wear: Good walking shoes
  • What to bring: Your phone, wallet, and water bottle are recommended.
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: Restrooms may be available but are not guaranteed. Please use any facilities before the tour begins.

Full description

Step back in time with this tour of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, once a marshy tidal wetland and an early 20th-century ash dump. The park has a rich history that includes being the site of two World's Fairs, the 1939/40 and the 1964/65. Join playwright, author, and Untapped Cities Tour guide, Justin Rivers as he leads you on a journey through Flushing Meadows' many unnoticed treasures. Discover the hidden time capsules, the iconic Unisphere, the historic New York State Pavilion, and much more.

Your guide will provide insights into the fascinating history of this park, and you'll learn about the late "Master Builder," Robert Moses, who was obsessed with the park's development. If you're a New Yorker or visiting the city, this tour is a must-see, providing a glimpse into a world gone by.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 72 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 2 hours
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