1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

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


A bridge leads across a stream to the pavilion's three round buildings. Two small thatch-roofed structures set in a tropical landscape contain industrial exhibits, a shop selling souvenirs and a tourism center. The round main building, with curving glass walls inside a steel grid, houses handicrafts, a travel display and a restaurant in which members of Guinea's famed ballet troupe perform.* Admission: 25 cents. 

AFRICAN HANDICRAFTS. The exhibit area in the main building displays carvings of wood and ivory, silver and bead jewelry, ceramics and cloth with bold print designs. Similar items are also sold in a shop in the same area.
AFRICAN DANCERS. Members of Les Ballets Africains, which made its American debut in 1959, present graceful interpretations of Guinean dances. They appear regularly on the restaurant stage.
RESTAURANT. This eating place seats about 130, and specializes in traditional rice and meat dishes.


Three African huts house industrial displays, souvenirs and a theater-restaurant.

In two of the thatch-roof structures are exhibits and a tourist center. In the third, ivory and wood carvings, jewelry, ceramics and boldly printed textiles are displayed and sold. In the restaurant, entertainment is provided by singers, musicians and a troupe of dancing girls, and traditional dishes of meat and rice are served.

Admission: free.

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