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The Unisphere

Historic Site and Outdoor Sculpture · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Ave of the States), Queens, NY 11375, United States
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    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
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    • Noon–8:00 PM
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    • Noon–7:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 2:00 PM–7:00 PM

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    Queens Museum
    "its prehistoric roots through 2 World’s Fairs."(3 Tips)
    Ross W.
    "Check out the Sonnet Project's film that happened here."(2 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "such as Men in Black!"(2 Tips)
    NYC Parks
    "recognizable symbol and a centerpiece for the park."(2 Tips)
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  • Tom M.

    Get on the 7, a must see in person

    Tom M. · October 13, 2015
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  • Leah L.

    I didn't know that it was a fountain you can play in. Charming and refreshing!

    Leah Labrecque · September 16, 2015
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  • Thomas P.

    This gigantic sphere is pretty cool. Come here and sit on one of the benches to relax from the soaring summer heat.

    Thomas Pajor · September 6, 2015
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  • Mike H.

    Amazing metal sculpture!

    Mike Hopkins · September 1, 2015
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  • Takema A.

    Nice date location

    Takema Alston · July 25, 2015
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  • Kien N.

    This thing is way bigger in real life. Pretty cool spot to just hang out and do some exploration

    Kien Nguyen · May 17, 2015
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  • Puu K.

    Snap a shot of the giant globe

    Puu Kampolratana · May 2, 2015
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  • Vivian V.

    Breathtaking sculpture.

    Vivian Vo · March 23, 2015
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  • Mario T.

    Worlds fair icon....well maintained

    Mario Tang · September 22, 2014
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  • Fortune C.

    Fountain is on for the US Open

    Fortune Cookie · August 31, 2014
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  • New York Habitat

    This popular landmark has been featured in a couple of movies, such as Men in Black! Great to go in the summertime and it's surrounded by beautiful fountains!

    New York Habitat · April 21, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Bite the big apple

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · March 9, 2014
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  • Tracy Q.

    I have some very special memories of this spot .

    Tracy Qui · February 20, 2014
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  • Chad W.

    I got engaged here 4 yrs ago!!

    Chad Witsell · August 1, 2013
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  • NYC Parks

    The Unisphere, a 140-feet high stainless steel globe, was presented to the 1964 World's Fair by United States Steel. Today, it is Queens' most recognizable symbol and a centerpiece for the park. Read more

    NYC Parks · July 30, 2013
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  • Ross W.

    Check out the Sonnet Project's film that happened here. VERY COOL. http://bit.ly/13F2S3Z

    Ross Williams · May 21, 2013
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  • The Sonnet Project

    The Unisphere was the featured location for Sonnet 44, performed by Kevin Brewer, directed by Sean Gannett: http://sonnetprojectnyc.com/portfolio/play-sonnet-44/

    The Sonnet Project · May 21, 2013
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  • Peter V.

    The steel used in making the Unisphere was from the top of the Empire State Building, which used to be ten feet taller.

    Peter Vigeant · April 28, 2013
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  • Gajtana S.

    Even better up close

    Gajtana Simonovska · March 2, 2013
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  • Dali's D.

    Ride around the unisphere when the sprinklers are on and cool down ^_^

    Dali's Doll · July 26, 2012
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  • SidJacks

    The birthplace of Stark Enterprises!!

    SidJacks · April 7, 2012
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  • City of New York

    Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s stainless steel crown jewel served as the centerpiece of the 1964 World’s Fair and was made and donated by U.S. Steel as a symbol of peace.

    City of New York · February 15, 2012
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  • John W.

    The unisphere marks the global promise of the UN's first home, fulfilled decades later by NYC's immigrant borough. Come in Summee for the fountains, in Fall to watch kids play, skate & climb its base.

    John W · December 29, 2011
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  • Queens Museum

    #StaffPick David (External Affairs): Artist Matt Mullican’s Etched Granite Pavement at the base of the Unisphere traces the history of the park from its prehistoric roots through 2 World’s Fairs.

    Queens Museum · November 8, 2011
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  • Jon Michael A.

    The place to see and be seen.

    Jon Michael Anzalone · July 30, 2011
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  • Lewis S.

    Beautiful July Sunday afternoon -- fountain is on!

    Lewis Speaks-Tanner · July 10, 2011
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  • Portia S.

    Go at night in the snow! It is sooo lovely!

    Portia Surreal · February 1, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: A crane lowers the final segment of the Unisphere into place in 1963, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 23, 2010
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  • Tornado

    Check out the sprinklers.

    Tornado · August 18, 2010
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  • Jason M.

    Fountain open for the summer!!

    Jason Miller · August 14, 2010
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  • Alan C.

    The climactic scene from "Men in Black" takes place here. Those observation towers in the distance? Maybe they're alien spacecraft... Read more

    Alan Cordova · July 13, 2010
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  • Dave M.

    The fountain has never been on the three times I've visited the past 2 years, but skaters and roller bladers dig the empty space. However, it's all fenced off now. Looks like they're fixing it up

    Dave Mosher · June 27, 2010
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  • Lauren

    Lovely to bike around. I hope the construction around the Unisphere is finished soon!

    Lauren · March 28, 2010
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  • Pipis H.

    El mudo a sus pies

    Pipis Hernandez · September 6, 2015
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  • Vicente M.

    Un lugar con mucha fotogenia.

    Vicente Martinez · August 26, 2015
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  • Anabel A.

    Tiene un maqueta a escala de los 5 condados de New York, poco más que destacar.

    Anabel Alcaide · January 7, 2015
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  • ARA

    Qué tal ,amigo!! cçomo te va!!

    ARA · February 20, 2012
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