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Queens Museum

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4 out of 5 stars
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Queens Museum

Located on the grounds of two World’s Fairs, the QM holds one of Gotham’s most amazing sights: The Panorama of the City of New York, a 9,335-square-foot scale model of the five boroughs, created for the 1964 exposition and featuring Lilliputian models of landmarks. The museum underwent an expansion to double the size of its galleries in 2013, as well as add public-event spaces, two new entryways and a glass facade facing Grand Central Parkway. A new branch of the Queens Public Library will open in the new space in 2015.


Venue name: Queens Museum
Address: Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Opening hours: Wed–Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: 7 to Mets–Willets Pt
Price: Suggested donation $8, seniors and students $4, children under 12 free
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A trip to Flushing Meadows park is definitely something every New Yorker should do at least once! And the Queens Museum should be a nice quick stop on the journey! While a bit small the Queens Museum has a few well curated and interesting rotation collection. I really enjoyed the Tiffany lamp exhibit and of course its permanent crown jewel, The Panorama. A 3D scale replica of NYC, so much fun try and find your house or any other notable NYC locations. Nice and not too overwhelming of a museum! The cafe claimed their veggie burger was "the best in NYC", I don't know about that, but it wasn't bad. 

The Queens Museum located in Flushing Meadows Park has undergone some major upgrades over the last few years and is looking great.Recent exhibits such as Zhang Hongtu obsessive collection of all things Mao.Paintings of the Chairman in every art style imaginable.Wood cuttings, lawn impressions, and even a ping pong table with the contours of Mao’s image in the center of the table were included in this collection. Another recent exhibit was The Ramones collection which included videos, T-shirts, instruments, and much more memorabilia of this Queens native band.A visit to this museum is not complete until you visit the 3D map of the entire 5 boroughs of New York City with replica buildings.You can spend hours viewing this alone.


The fact that every New Yorker has not been here is a tragedy. This museum is home to some of the most iconic and impressive city sites including the Unisphere--one of the most iconic symbols created for the World's Fair (it's been featured in countless music videos). Its crown jewel is the Panorama of the City of New York, which is an exact replica of the city back in 1964. There are also always very interesting exhibits.