Fan Favorite Queens Walking Tour

Tour the Remnants of the World’s Fairs

Didn’t make it to the 1939/40 or 1963/64 World’s Fairs? Well here’s your chance!

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Explore the many remnants of the World’s Fairs in today's Flushing Meadows-Corona Park including time capsules, Andy Warhol mosaics and more! 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 Justin Rivers as he leads you on a journey through Flushing Meadows’ many unnoticed treasures.

We will 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. Admission to the Queens Museum is included in this tour.

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  • Discover the hidden-in-plain-sight remnants of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs with playwright and Untapped Cities tour guide, Justin Rivers.
  • 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.
  • Each guest will receive reproductions of World’s Fair Maps from both 1939 and 1964.
  • Very interesting, perfectly paced Gabby was a fantastic tour guide - knowledgeable with a super delivery. We know quite a bit about NYC and its history and were very excited to a few new tidbits. The tour pace was perfect. We really liked that she only talked when we were stopped and focused on her so no one missed anything (we've been on walking tours where the guide talked while walking so most people miss most of what was said). Its hard to point to one stop that stood out, as we enjoyed all of them.

    Toni-Lynn M
  • The Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam. Great tour! Mandy, our guide was passionate and extremely knowledgeable and fun. She was tuned into the needs of the group, answered all questions with patience and humor. I'd love to take another tour with her. Highly recommended and I'll become a member, because of my experience.

    Berte S
  • Ellis Island hospital tour! What a great time learning about the history of the hospital! And took lots of photos! Our tour guide was knowledgeable too!


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Know Before You Go

Where To Meet
The group will meet at David Dinkin's Circle, right outside the park and US Tennis Association entrance. You're guide will be standing by the picnic tables with an Untapped New York sign.

How To Get There
By Subway: 7 to Mets - Willets point

What To Bring/Wear
Comfortable walking shoes, outdoor attire, camera (if desired)

Frequently Asked Questions

How strenuous is the tour? How much walking will we do?

This tour is easy and most people can participate.

Is there an age limit or recommendation?

No age limitation.

Who will guide our tour?

One of our licensed NYC Tour guides.

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