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The Transportation & Travel Pavilion is unmistakable with its giant green Moon Dome. Come and see what's under those craters and join us for a look at some of the other exhibits inside!




The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

TRANSPORTATION AND
TRAVEL
This big, two-story pavilion contains a seemingly endless variety of displays. The exhibitors include airlines and steamship lines, railroads and trucking companies, travel agencies and tourist resorts, and the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. Their exhibits include a Hall of Fame for pioneers of the transportation industry and a live drama, "Sea Hunt." Other displays show custom-made automobiles, transportation equipment and startlingly realistic films of flight, communications systems, maps and models of all kinds and a collection of gold art works from the ancient Indian cultures of South America. The pavilion has at one end an enormous 96-foot high Moon Dome whose plastic covering forms an accurate relief map of the moon; a science film is shown inside it. There are also hobby and souvenir shops, a cafeteria-style restaurant and a snack bar.
* Admission: free to the pavilion; 75 cents to the Sea Hunt, Moon Dome and Indian gold exhibit; 75 cents to custom-car exhibit; 25 cents for children under 12. 
Highlights 
JET FLIGHT. In one of several theaters United Air Lines shows a seven-minute film that demonstrates wonders of jet flight at 600 miles per hour.
THE NAVY AT WORK. A film entitled "Around the World with the Navy" shows an atomic submarine cruising under Arctic ice, jets operating from an aircraft carrier and aerial acrobatics performed by the Navy's "Blue Angels" precision flying team.
UNDER THE SEA. In a huge tank, skin divers put on an underwater drama. Lloyd Bridges, star of the TV show "Sea Hunt," narrates the show on tape, and from time to time appears in person.
WORLD OF ANCIENT GOLD. The largest collection of gold artifacts and ceremonial pieces of pre-Colombian Indians ever assembled includes 400 pieces and is valued at over three million dollars.
FROM SPACE TO THE ATOM. Inside the Moon Dome, a color motion picture made by Cinerama is projected on a concave screen that encircles the audience. The 18-minute film takes the view from the infinite reaches of outer space into the nucleus of the atom.
CUSTOM CARS. Among the 10 specially built vehicles is one that cost $250,000.
RESTAURANTS. The second-floor cafeteria offers full meals or sandwiches. Light refreshments are served at a snack bar on the first floor.

TRANSPORTATION AND
TRAVEL

All modes of travel, from underwater to lunar, are explored in exhibits by various industries and agencies.

Symbol of this two-story pavilion is an enormous Moon Dome, inside which an unusual science film is shown. Elsewhere there is a large bazaar with merchandise from all over the world, exhibits of communications systems and a show about Martians visiting earth.

SEA AND AIR. United Airlines shows a short film on the wonder of jet travel at 600 mph. Another movie, "Around the World with the Navy," shows an atomic sub cruising under the Arctic ice, jets operating from a carrier, and aerial acrobatics by the Navy's "Blue Angels" precision flying team. In a huge tank, skin divers perform an underwater drama, "Sea Hunt."
FLYING SAUCERS. A show combining live actors with film tells of a visit by Martians to earth.
BEYOND THE MOON. A Cinerama production, shown inside the Moon Dome on a 360-degree screen, explores man's environment from the nucleus of the atom to outer space.
RESTAURANTS. In addition to the large Galaxy Cafeteria, there are a steak house, a roof-garden bar, a self-service restaurant and an outdoor, table-service cafe'.

Admission: free. Underwater show: adults, 50 cents; children, 25 cents. Moon Dome and Martian shows: adults, 75 cents; children, 25 cents.

 

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