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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Tour Length

2 hours

Globe in Flushing Meadows Corona ParkInside the NY State Pavilion in QueensRobert Moses Mosaictwo people sitting by a fountain looking towards a sculpture in the backgroundThe abandoned New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a remnant of the 1964 World's Fair

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 Flushing Meadows 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.
  • Remnants of he World\'s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park - Two Thumbs Up! My sister and I went on the May 25 tour and we loved it. It brought back great memories of when we were at the 1964 fair as little kids. Our guide Justin was informative, engaging, and entertaining, and we appreciated Aaron's contributions as well. The admission to the Queens Museum was a great surprise. This was my third Untapped Cities tour, and it won't be my last. The tours and the guides are class acts.

  • World’s Fair Tour Informative tour with two terrific, knowledgeable guides. The tour also included admission to the Queens Museum. Nice.

  • Remnants of the World\'s Fair(s) It was a good day to be walking in Flushing Meadows/Corona Park - cherry blossoms in bloom, chilly but the rain held off - so that alone made it lovely. Justin is a great guide - this was our 2nd tour of something with him. His research is extensive, he knows the fun stories and how to tell them - very engaging. It ran a tiny bit long, but that wasn't an issue for us - except that it finished right as the Mets game did (a bit crowded on the subway home)! Aaron was also great, and I hope the NYS Pavilion is restored!

  • Remnants of the World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park The guys were absolutely amazing. I am a worlds fair enthusiast so the information was factual and enthusiastically delivered. I was excited to learn that the NY state pavillion is going to be restored in phases. However I asked the one question that no one nor even other NYWF enthusiasts can answer. Where was the location of the 1939 Diner Of Tomorrow (now in Jersey City) More

  • Remnants of the World’s Fair Fabulous! I enjoyed every minute. I’ve wanted to take a tour around the old World’s Fair for quite a while. The information presented was mostly all new to me, although I did have some memories from attending the fair as a child. The tour instructors were clearly interested in the material discussed. Highly recommended!

  • Remnants 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
  • Outstanding tour! I am a life long New Yorker and learned so much about my own city!

    Ashley T.
  • It was my third tour with Untapped New York and their guides are always amazing! This tour didn’t disappoint, Justin and Aaron were entertaining and informative. Admission to the Queens Museum was a nice add-on.


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two people sitting by a fountain looking towards a sculpture in the background

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
Please bring a mask and wear it at all time while on the tour. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, please bring and wear a face covering shield. Thank you!

COVID-19 Safety Measures
All of our guides have been specifically trained on how to safely conduct walking tours in the current health crisis. This includes wearing a mask, social distancing and much more. Learn more here:

Frequently Asked Questions

How large is the group?

We only accept up to 10 guests on this walking tour. This ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time on our tour

How are you keeping people safe during the pandemic?

The safety of our guides and guests is our number one priority. Learn more about our Health and Safety Measures here:

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

This tour is easy and most people can participate. We will walk about a mile on a mostly flat terrain

Is there an age limit or recommendation?

No age limitation, we welcome guests of every age.

Who will guide our tour?

This tour will be led by Justin Rivers!

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