Remnants of the World’s Fair Tour

Remnants of the World's Fair Tour

Tour Highlights

  • 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
Make this tour private, for your group only. Starts at $280

Guests Love This Tour!

  • 5 star ratingA Great Visit To 2 Worlds Fairs! Walking Tour in Flushing Meadows Corona Park of the sites off the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs.
    This was a great tour! Justin was so knowledgeable about the history of the sight and the stories of both fairs and came so well prepared with photos and maps to share that the whole group was interested and engaged throughout the 2 hour walk. Even with many of 5he landmarks he referenced now gone, his stories brought the site to life for us. I’ve been trying to retell them to my relatives ever since I got home!

    Inspiration155579
    11/16/2020

    5 star ratingLoved Remnants of the World's Fair tour This was the remnants of the World's Fairs tour, and my favorite part was the Panorarama. Even though I had actually been at the 64-65 fair twice as a teen, I had never seen this, though I saw it recently on the Mr. Robot TV series. I took a picture (fuzzy because of the 10X zoom) of my Inwood neighborhood, and friends loved it.

    Second favorite was the NY State Pavilion, and I'm glad to see the restoration starting.

    At the time I came to the fair as a youth, I was living in the Philly burbs, but I've been a resident of NYC for 35 years now. But even though I've passed Flushing Meadow Park a number of times over the years, I had never been back there till this tour. Thank you, Untapped Cities and especially Justin, who filled us in on many aspects of the fairs that I hadn't been aware of.

    roberthU8353UR
    10/12/2020
  • 5 star ratingRemnants of the Worlds Fairs - great tour! The tour was informative, and a great way to connect the history of the park, all the way from the beginning, to the present day. Justin was full of information and very engaging. Highly recommended for World's Fair fans!

    peterbB344YT
    10/12/2020

    5 star ratingRemnants of the World's Fair Justin and Aaron were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They were very prepared and the tour was well organized. We took the tour on a rainy day and they managed to show us all the sights while minimizing our time in the rain. Added bonus was admission to Queens museum & the panorama of NYC (so cool). We learned a lot about the history and current state of the worlds fair sights. I highly recommend this tour.

    Greta L
    10/22/2019

About This Tour:

Didn’t make it to the 1939/40 or 1964/65 World’s Fairs? Well here’s your chance. This tour will uncover numerous remnants of both fairs, with a focus on the hidden time capsules, the Fountain of the Planets, the Unisphere, and the historic New York State Pavilion. And if you did attend back in the day, revisit the park and add color by telling us your story!
 
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has lived many lives from marshy tidal wetlands to an early 20th Century ash dump, to the site of not one, but two World’s Fairs. This tour explores the past, present, and future of this 900 acre park which was an obsession of the late “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Join playwright, author, and Untapped Cities Tour guide, Justin Rivers as he leads you on a journey through Flushing Meadows’ many unnoticed treasures.
 
The tour ends at the Queens Museum where the New York Panorama, a 1964 World’s Fair remnant is on hand for viewing. It’s a must-see for any New Yorker or anyone visiting New York.
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