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 as we see the sights, as I provide historical photos and stories from the past.

We will also visit the only building that survived both Fairs, the Queens Museum, which was also the original home of the United Nations.

Our 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 lasting ways. We will see numerous artifacts and remnants of these Fairs, such as: the iconic Unisphere, the New York State Pavilion, a time capsule, many gorgeous statues, Rocket Park, old streets and water fountains, a Jordanian marble column which dates back to 120 AD, and much more.

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. It has to be seen to be believed.

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 comfortable for all ages.

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The tour will end with a delicious treat at the nearby Lemon Ice King of Corona.

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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 comfortable for all ages.

I grew up in Queens (in the same house my mother grew up in!), and love helping friends, family, and visitors discover this huge and diverse borough. You will be getting a tour from someone who has known Queens all his life.

MEETUP INSTRUCTIONS

Tour meets at the north end of the Flushing Meadows Pedestrian bridge that connects the Mets-Willets Point subway station (7 line) to the park.

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Queens: The World’s Borough
Flushing, Queens
for People for the Pavilion
Jeremy W.
FROM Queens, NY

Travel back in time to the World’s Fair!  

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Jeremy W.

Tour Guide
Queens, NY

Jeremy Wilcox is a lifelong New Yorker (Queens native, current Brooklyn resident), with a passion for walking and exploring new neighborhoods. It is a passion I hope to share with visitors and locals alike. Let me help you create a New York City adventure today!