As NYC's most diverse borough, Queens has so much to offer. One highlight is Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, home to both the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. These grounds still house iconic NYC landmarks such as the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion, and the nearby USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (home of the annual US Open), as well as Citifield (home of the NY Mets). Learn the history and see the sights! Also visit the only building that survived both Fairs, the Queens Museum, which was the original home of the United Nations.
The expedition will begin off the 7 train (known to locals as the 'international express'). From there, we will enter Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, whose acreage is larger than Central Park.' Explore the park and its landmarks and learn about the history of the two Worlds Fair it was home to, both of which were crucial in changing the infrastructure of New York City in numerous ways. We will see numerous artifacts and remnants of these Fairs, as well as discuss current plans to reinvent the historic New York State Pavilion.
After exploring the park, we will visit the Queens Museum, home of the Panorama of the City of New York, the world's largest architectural model, which depicts all of the buildings in the entire city of New York in 1:1200 scale.
This is the perfect tour for visitors (or locals) looking to learn more about the borough of Queens, its landmarks, and history. This is a leisurely walking tour that is suited for all ages.