Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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A great NYC park for people-watching, this was the site of previous World Fairs and offers visitors bicycle paths, the Queens Wildlife Conservation Center, a carousel, freshwater fishing, indoor ice-skating rink and marina.
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hrobinson1114
Hopkinsville, KY2,421 contributions
Nice half day in Queens
Jan. 2021
This is an expansive park with lots of neat remnants from the 1964 World's Fair. There is the giant unisphere, the rocket thrower sculpture, A George Washington Freemason stature. There is also a pavilion and sculptures that you may recognize from the original Men in Black movie. There are plenty of clean, open places to walk, lots of benches and places to rest, as well as bbq areas. This is a great place to get outdoors and isn't as crowded as Central Park. The Queens Museum (which I've also reviewed) is on the same campus. You could spend a very nice half day here.
Written 30 January 2021
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OnTourExploring
United States30 contributions
The Central Park of Queens
Oct. 2020
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the Central park of Queens. In my opinion its a little bit more exciting too. The park has the towering remains of the worlds fair. It has a Zoo, Queens Museum, new York Hall of Science, a Carousel, and its a quick walk to a ball game in the Mets at Citifield or if your in town for Tennis at the US Open. What makes it special is the sheer size of this park and how its spread throughout. There are areas of the park I never knew existed as a former Queens resident of 20 years. And around it are neighborhoods full of restaurants that are more convenient to get to then if you were in Manhattan. I'd recommend everyone who's a nature and history lover or if you ever stop by Queens to experience this park.
Written 5 November 2020
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Fred S
174 contributions
World's Fair site
Sep. 2020 • Family
This park contains the site of the Worlds Fair, which was before my time. The tennis US Open is held here every year; unfortunately no fans were allowed to attend in 2020, this cost NYC millions of dollars.

There are a lot of fun things to do in the park; I recommend checking the website.
Written 28 September 2020
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Texas_Traveler71
Paris, TX1,156 contributions
A Nice Family Walk in Park Exploring Queens
Jun. 2019
Our family took some time to explore the Queens borough when we were in New York last summer. We walked around the Corona neighborhood, grabbed some Italian ice at the Lemon Ice King, and then made our way over to Flushing Meadows Park. Our teens enjoyed seeing the Unisphere and where the US Open is played. We killed a little time relaxing in the park and then hit the convenient subway stop near the Mets' stadium to head back to Manhattan. It was a fun, memorable afternoon. I would recommend a stroll through Corona and Flushing Meadows if you want your family to see more of New York City that just Midtown. We very much enjoyed it!
Written 17 May 2020
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Hsin-Yi W
Forest Hills, NY967 contributions
Beautiful during Cherry Blossom season
Mar. 2020 • Family
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is astonishingly beautiful with cherry blossom recently in mid-March.

There are a couple of landmarks which were built during New York World's Fair between 1964-1965. Due to the lack of maintenance for years after the World’s Fair, the buildings look kind of scary and horrible in certain angle now.
Written 20 March 2020
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alexisrachelletx
Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
Quick stop to see the Unisphere
Dec. 2019
My brother and I explored Flushing Meadows-Corona Park a bit when were visiting Queens a couple of weeks ago. We were wandering around to the park to see the Unisphere and to visit the Queens Museum. It was winter, so it wasn't probably the best time to visit. But the park was large and probably has a lot more to see than we were able to on this visit. But I really enjoyed checking out the Unisphere and the museum!
Written 8 January 2020
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ddelaney633
Gold Coast, Australia100 contributions
Beautiful park with lots to watch
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We visited this park as a default as the NY marathon was on in Central Park - what a find!
We walked around and watched cricket and soccer games. The world dome is outside the Queens Museum. The state towers are undergoing renovations until 2021.
The big downside was the lack of food outlets - we just wanted a coffee/water to graze on while we watched sport and there was nowhere. We ended up in the aquatic centre where there’s a small kiosk at the back of the ice skating rink.
Written 6 November 2019
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John C
Starkville, MS854 contributions
Wanted to explore more
Aug. 2019
Really enjoyed the brief amount of time we had to spend in Corona Park and around the old 1964 World's Fair grounds. Always neat to see ruins of days of yesteryear. Only wish we had more time to explore more of the beautiful park. Maybe another day!
Written 23 October 2019
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Alberto K
TGU20 contributions
Excelent Park!!!
Aug. 2019
Practically an the same premises than the Billiy Jean King tennis center it is a beautiful park with a many spots to know and get photographs; a lot of families with babies and small children, people having picnics, weddings... so many beautiful flowers and trees makes it a really cozy place.
Written 10 October 2019
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Antti
Tampere, Finland6 contributions
Disappointment
Sep. 2019
Long trip from the Manhattan and all you get is a big open area. We went to the zoo, which was ok, but nothing special. There is a botanical garden, but no clear walking paths and the park itself offers nothing to a tourist.
Written 10 October 2019
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