Photos: New York World's Fair in Queens in 1964, 1965

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Take a trip back in time to the World's Fair in Queens in 1964 and 1965. Visitors flocked to the fair's exhibits, the Unisphere, rides and more.  

The Unisphere illuminated at night at the 1964-65
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The Unisphere illuminated at night at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

The General Electric Pavilion lit up at night
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The General Electric Pavilion lit up at night at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

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New York State Pavilion as seen from the
(Credit: Leonard Silverstein)

New York State Pavilion as seen from the General Motor Pavilion, 1964

The Solar Fountain exhibit in the evening at
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The Solar Fountain exhibit in the evening at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

Sinclair's Dinoland exhibit and the Triceratops at the
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

Sinclair's Dinoland exhibit and the Triceratops at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

Towers of the New York State Pavilion at
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

Towers of the New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

A performer at the Belgian Village exhibit at
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

A performer at the Belgian Village exhibit at the 1964-65 World's Fair

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One of the creations at the "Autofare" Chrysler
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One of the creations at the "Autofare" Chrysler Corporation Exhibit at the New York Worlds Fair 1964-65

The New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

Fountain of the Fair illuminated with the Unisphere
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

Fountain of the Fair illuminated with the Unisphere in the background at the 1964-65 World's Fair

The Pepsi-Cola presents Walt Disney "It's a Small
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The Pepsi-Cola presents Walt Disney "It's a Small World" exhibit at the 1964-65 World's Fair

Belgian Village Pavillion at the 1964-65 World's Fair
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

Belgian Village Pavillion at the 1964-65 World's Fair

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The Unisphere with the water fountains surrounding it
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The Unisphere with the water fountains surrounding it at the 1964-65 World's Fair

The U.S.Space Park exhibit at the 1964-65 World's
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The U.S.Space Park exhibit at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

Sinclair's Dinoland exhibit with the Tyrannosaurus. King of
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

Sinclair's Dinoland exhibit with the Tyrannosaurus. King of the dinosaurs at the 1964-65 World's Fair

A performer performs the fan dance at Japan's
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

A performer performs the fan dance at Japan's pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

The Monorail at the 1964-65 World's Fair.
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The Monorail at the 1964-65 World's Fair.

The Unisphere at the 1964-65 World's Fair, taken
(Credit: Russell Yuen)

The Unisphere at the 1964-65 World's Fair, taken from the towers of the New York State Pavilion.

Theme of the World's fair is Peace Through
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The theme of the World's Fair is "Peace Through Understanding." One avenue of peace is universal art. This is the beautiful statue that stands in front of the New York City Pavilion on May 5, 1964.

he aerial view of the Worlds Fair on
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An aerial view of the World's Fair on opening day, April 22, 1964.

Guards turn away cars trying to get into
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Guards turn away cars trying to get into the World's Fair from the Grand Central Parkway on April 12, 1964.

This is looking down on the Center of
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The view, looking down on the center of the World's Fair: The Unisphere is ringed by gushing fountains on April 22, 1964.

An aerial view of the Worlds fair Unishere
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An aerial view of the Unisphere from the Swiss Skyride on opening day, April 22, 1964.

APRIL 22, 1964 -- WORLDS FAIR -- Swiss
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Swiss Skyride buckets glide over on opening day, April 22, 1964.

Riding around the dair grounds was this team
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Riding around the fair grounds was this team of horses and a wagon full of barrels of German beer on April 22, 1964.

Kings Point Merchant Marines Mid Shipman stand at
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Kings Point Merchant Marine midshipmen stand at attention during the dedication of the New York State Pavilion on April 23, 1964.

A view of the Worlds fair Unishere and
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A view of the Unisphere and the surrounding fountains from the highest point on the Queens fairgrounds on April 23, 1964.

The crowds wait to enter the General Motors
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People wait their turn outside the General Motors building at the World's Fair on April 25, 1964.

The sun came out on this weekend and
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Thousands of people converge on the World's Fair in Queens - many by the Unisphere - on April 25, 1964.

The Worlds Fair lit up at night on
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The World's Fair is illuminated at night on April 27, 1964.

Two men take a boat ride in the
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Two men take a boat ride near the Unisphere on May 12, 1964.

Douglas Bonham holds the bar as Skyrocket the
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Douglas Bonham holds the bar as Skyrocket the porpoise jumps it during the show at the Florida Pavilion on May 17, 1964 at the World's Fair.

Crowds have made the turn and are on
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People slowly make their way to the entrance of the GE Pavilion at the World's Fair on Oct. 11, 1964.

People walking in all directions to get a
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People walk in all directions to get a last look at the World's Fair on Oct. 18, 1964.

APRIL 22, 1964 The Unisphere is reflected in
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The Unisphere is reflected in a mud puddle after an early morning drizzle on April 22, 1964.

Gov. and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller stand on the
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Gov. and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller stand on the tower of the New York State Pavilion overlooking the World's Fair on April 23, 1964.

With one more day to go till the
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The scene right before opening day for the World's Fair: The view is from the Swiss Sky Ride that runs thoughout the fair. The Indonesia Pavilion is still under construction with the crane and scaffolding around it on April 20, 1964.

President Johnson waves goodbye to the crowd as
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President Lyndon B. Johnson waves goodbye to the crowd as he leaves the World's Fair on opening day April 22, 1964.

The sign attached to an overpass from the
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Cars pass beneath a sign attached to an overpass from the main area of the World's Fair to the transportation area. The bridge connects near the Ford Building over the Grand Central Parkway looking east. The New York State Pavilion is just beyond it.

Youths lineup and wait for opening day on
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Young people line up, awaiting opening day of the World's Fair on April 20, 1965. First on line is Gary Schuster, 17, of Orangeburg, N.J. who arrived at 9:20 a.m. on Monday. They all brought food and thermal containers of coffee and other hot food to last the wait.

Mrs. W. Dawsen of Staten Island sits on
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Mrs. W. Dawsen of Staten Island sits on the steps of the General Motors Pavilion as her baby daughter rests with her on April 21, 1965.

Visitors to the New York State Pavillion look
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Visitors to the New York State Pavilion get a spectacular view of the World's Fair on April 21, 1965.

The Johnson Wax Museum has attracted double lines
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The Johnson Wax Museum has attracted double lines on April, 22, 1965.

Girls are excited with delight as the final
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Girls enjoy the final splash of the log plume ride on May 25, 1965 at the World's Fair.

A woman and man howl as they head
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A woman and man howl as they head down the final splash of the log plume ride on May 25, 1965 at the World's Fair.

Sightseers are looking at the map of New
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Visitors study the map of New York State and Long Island on the floor of the Pavillion on Aug. 1, 1965.

Sightseers stand on the stairway inside the New
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Visitors stand on the stairway under the glass roof of the New York State Pavilion on Aug. 1, 1965.

Crowds walk around the Unishere on Aug. 15,1965
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Crowds walk around the Unisphere on Aug. 15, 1965.

The Mormon Pavillion at the Worlds Fair on
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The Mormon Pavilion at the World's Fair on Sept. 18, 1965. Parts of this structure were eventually used to build the Mormon chapel in Plainview.

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