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Bushnell Park

Address: 30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-232-6710
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Ranked #6 of 12 Activities in Hartford
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors...
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Was lit for the holidays. Nice walking trail that takes you up and over by the State Government buildings.

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ct
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A nice pretty urban park. Pretty carousel, nice ice rink, kids playing on the green. I would be afraid after dark.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We like the openness of the park. You can ride the carousel, pick up a bite to eat from several food vendors, take a seat and enjoy the sound of the city...close to the capital and other businesses, it is safe just use common sense. The oddest thing we saw was a man with his son trapping pigeons...oh well, it... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a lovely park that would make for a nice walk. During the summer months a couple of food trucks line the street and there will be some summer concerts. During the month of December a skating rink opens for everyone to enjoy. It's a lovely park with a beautiful carousel for children to enjoy. Grab a blanket and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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Gaithersburg
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127 reviews 127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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
81 helpful votes 81 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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Durham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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