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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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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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nice stroll

really enjoyed strolling through the park and taking in the surrounding area as I walked to and from my conference destination

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

really enjoyed strolling through the park and taking in the surrounding area as I walked to and from my conference destination

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Brooklyn, NY, USA / Caldas da Rainha, PT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Maybe it was just the construction, but the park left me with a very meh sort of feeling. Nothing special here. Just a park in the middle of Hartford.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I liked the park's close proximity to the Civil War Memorial Arch and The Capitol Building. You will see people having picnics and getting tans, everyone seems happy and peaceful there. Never mind the occasional homeless dude here and there, they don't bother anyone.

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This park is the home of the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Arch. Nice grounds and the State House is located within the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My companions and I spent a lovely time exploring Hartford's large center city park. It has lovely meandering paths, a central Civil War arch and great views. Couldn't see the carousel. That was closed for repairs.

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Murray, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stayed in Hartford on business for a few days, and walked through the park a couple of times. It is a restful place in the middle of the city. On one of the days, we visited a memorial that had been made out of recycled guns, a memorial to non-violence.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I used to eat lunch here every day when I worked across the street at One Union Place. It's truly one of the gems of Hartford's exceptional park system.

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Albany, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a lovely park! After a long winter, people were enjoying sitting outside on blankets on the lush lawn. There's an outdoor stage and a beautiful fountain. I was glad the water hasn't been connected yet as it gave me a chance to see the fine brass statues up close. They are gorgeous! The view of the Capital building is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a great place for young and old to unwind after spending time at the nearby Science Center. An awesome view of the Capitol Building is available from most of the park. We only had about 30 minutes to spend here but the spring grass and warm weather made it a great place to walk around. Unfortunately, we did... More 

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Granby, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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Additional Information about Bushnell Park

Address: 30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: 860-232-6710
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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