Queens Museum of Art
Lonely Planet review for Queens Museum of Art
Undergoing a massive expansion at the time of research, the QMA's most famous drawcard is the Panorama of New York City, a gob-smacking 9335-sq-ft miniature New York City, with all buildings accounted for and a 15-minute dusk-to-dawn light simulation of a New York day. The museum also hosts top-notch exhibitions of modern art, from contemporary photography to site-specific installations.
The QMA is housed in a historic building made for the ’39 World’s Fair (and once home to the UN), and you'll find a retro-fabulous collection of memorabilia from both the ’39 and ’64 fairs on display (with reproductions in the gift shop).