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Bushnell Park

30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
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Ranked #15 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors to its 1914 carousel, and also features memorials honoring Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers and some 150 varieties of trees.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We saw the soldiers and sailors memorial arch,the Corning fountain and ,we didn't stay very long as it was a cold day .we plan to return in the spring, as we are told its beautiful then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

New York City has Central Park, Chicago has Lincoln and San Diego has Balboa; every city needs a huge space of green where city folk can unwind and relax in the grass: in Hartford, there is Bushnell Park. While not as large or overwhelming as those mentioned above, Bushnell offers some excellent sites, such as the Sailor and Soldier Memorial... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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149 reviews 149 reviews
84 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Situate right next to the state capitol so it's a nice place to relax right in the middle of town. There's a few feature in the park to visit but it is a city park. Not a place to plan a specific visit.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

During a business trip met a friend and took a stroll downtown. What a wonderful "discovery" finding this park. It's lovely landscape with its 100 year old renovated carousel is a slice out of another time. No wonder Mark Twain loved this town. This park feels like the soul of a town who is about to see better days ahead.... More

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Запорожье, Украина
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It has a spacious lawns with squirrels all around. Good view of a Connecticut State Capitol. The Carousel is a must see.

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New Bedford,MA
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38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great place to take a walk when you are in Hartford seeing the sights. Carousel, fountains, and nice shaded areas. Great view of the capitol.

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San Jose, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The carousel in Bushnell Park is fun and only costs one dollar. The horses are nicely decorated and the ride is fairly long. A must for kids!

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Atascadero, California
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a beautiful carousel in the park. It is beautiful and exactly 100 years old today July 26th 2014. Lucky me happened to be in town. Free rides and lots of people. And dressed docents. A real town event. A festive carnival like event and it was wonderful. Be sure to take a spin on the carousel when you are... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pretty park and timely respite from the heat of the city on a summer day. Enjoyed the carousel which was celebrating it's 100th birthday with a Wurlitzer still playing while it spins. A ride costs $1. Worth it even if you don't want to ride. Beautiful view of the capital building.

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Toronto, Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unfortunately there was construction just now, so it was a little difficult to access. The park is beautiful and the carousel a treat. I was surprised that the Native American garden was full of weeds.

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