Queens New York Attractions

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The largest in area of New York City's five boroughs, Queens is more suburban in spirit but has grown to be an urban area. Among the attractions in Queens are: the New York Hall of Science & the Queens Zoo.

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Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
718-886-3800
Official Web Site
Experience the beauty of Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), the place where people, plants, and cultures meet. Set on 39 acres in theheart of New York City's largest borough, the Garden is an oasis of green space serving our nations's most ethnically diverse county. More then 60 years after its birth as an exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair, QBG continues to welcome an international audience with rose, bee, herb, and perennial gardens, changing displays, and public programs accessible to all. QBG is just steps away from some of the finest ethnic restaurants in New York City and the cultural attractions of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs.

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004
718-347-3276
Official Web Site
The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697, it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

Queens Museum of Art
111th St & 49th Ave.
Queens, NY 11368
718-592-9700
Official Web Site
Exhibits of 20th-century art. Panoramas of New York City (world's largest architectural scale model) on extended view. Events. Gift shop. Closed Mon. Open to groups by appointment.

Queens Zoo/Wildlife Center
53-51 111th St
Queens, NY 11368
718-271-1500
Official Web Site
The Queens Zoo, a tribute to American animals, opened to the public on June 25, 1992. It was the second of three "city zoos" to be renovated and operated by Wildlife Conservation Society, through a partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Unlike the much older Central Park and Prospect Park zoos (which were renovated and reopened by WCS in 1988 and 1993, respectively), the Queens Zoo had only existed since 1968. That year, the "Flushing Meadows Zoo" opened on the grounds of the 1964 World's Fair. However, advances in zoo technology and animal management rapidly left the zoo in need of an update. The new zoo is the result of a $16 million reconstruction.

Shea Stadium
126th Street & Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11368
718-507-8499
Official Web Site
Shea Stadium opened on April 17, 1964 in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the New York Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates before 48,736 fans. The $25.5 million stadium marked a new beginning for the young club that had played its first two years at the Polo Grounds. The stadium was originally to be called Flushing Meadow Park but was later named for the popular attorney, William A. Shea, who spearheaded the drive to bring National League baseball back to New York following the departure of the Dodgers and Giants in 1957. The architectural firm of Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury designed the stadium to be the first all-purpose facility capable of hosting baseball and football games, seating 55,300 for baseball and 60,000 for the New York Jets football team.

USTA National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows- Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
718-760-6200
Official Web Site
The USTA National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., the home of the US Open, is the world’s largest public tennis facility. The NTC is open to the public throughout the year, offering 33 outdoor and 9 indoor courts. Its centerpiece, Arthur Ashe Stadium, is widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest sports and entertainment venues.

Voelker Orth Museum
149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
718-359-6227
Official Web Site
Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden-Museum hours are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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