The best New York City spots you can actually visit from Marvel movies and TV shows

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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Steve Rogers is our good boy from Brooklyn. He grew up with his mom, Sarah, and became the ideal Brooklynite. That’s why there is a statue of Captain America in actual Brooklyn.

But as we all know, Steve and Bucky travel outside of Brooklyn, too. Take, for instance, in Captain America: The First Avenger where they head on down to the Stark Expo. The expo is held in Queens, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

In the movies, this might be the site for the Stark Expo, but in real life, it hosted something similar to that. In both 1939 and 1964, New York City hosted the World’s Fair — a showcase of cultures, technologies and other innovations. The big globe we see in Captain America is certainly real, and a big landmark that was featured in the fair. So if you travel to this park, you can step back into yesteryear and pretend that you’re part of Steve and Bucky’s crew. Or you can pretend that you’re getting ready for the latest Stark Expo to see what Tony Stark will unveil next.

What you can do:

  • Mini-golfing, ice skating, and more, there is tons to do when you actually get to Flushing Meadows! Don’t forget to go see the globe that Bucky and Steve walk by and get your picture.
  • Visit the zoo. Flushing Meadows happens to also hold the Queens Zoo, so you can go check out the amazing animals there!
  • Catch a Mets game at Citi Field, not too away from Flushing Meadows and Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Location: Queens, NY

How to get there: Taking the 7 train to Mets – Willets Point will get you as close as you can to the park. It will be a bit of an (enjoyable) walk to see the heart of the park.

Cost: Free!