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Address: 30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-232-6710
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
Description: The first public park in America that was financed with public funds...
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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Winter Wonderland

Bushnell Park's Winterfest is a great way for the community to enjoy free ice skating in the winter. They provide skates to those that need them, and there was also a chance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Bushnell Park's Winterfest is a great way for the community to enjoy free ice skating in the winter. They provide skates to those that need them, and there was also a chance to visit with Santa Claus if you went at the right time. This is a great free activity to do with family and friends. Winterfest runs from (I... More 

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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
54 helpful votes 54 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 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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