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Bushnell Park

30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
860-232-6710
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Ranked #17 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
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... more » 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. « less
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Toronto, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Seymour, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a lovely park. We brought lunch and sat by the pond. People were walking, jogging, and laying in the grass on blankets catching some rays. An oasis in the city. Very lovely. There is a stage where they put on shows/concerts. That must be lovely. On a Monday afternoon, there were no shows, so I can only imagine. I... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The park was a wonderful space to walk around and get some fresh air. My wife and I eloped and were married in Hartford for this trip. Walking around the park as the evening was setting in was very tranquil and peaceful. It is a beautiful space to enjoy.

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Santiago, Chile
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A nice green space in the middle of the city. The highlight is the carousel. Also, in the wintertime, they have a big tree and free ice skating. Worth a stop as you drive around.

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Hartford, CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I love the open spaces and the antique carousel. There are lots of grounds for a picnic or playing frisbee with the dog. Also lots of sidewalks for walking the park end enjoying the sights and sounds of Hartford. Definitely ride the carousel! The playground is good for the kids and the water with fountains is relaxing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The park paths criss-cross and allow for good jogging space through and around the perimeter, with stunning views to the Capitol Bldg front and center. There are other historical markers I didn't stop to read, great sculptures, fountain; grass is well kept. Lovely place to snooze in mid way. I'm sure the people at the park vary throughout the day... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

between may to Oct., they have the hane cuved historical carousel. It is only$1 and it goes pretty fast and even adults can enjoy.

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ottawa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Took the time to admire the grounds as part of a road trip. Carousel for kids and right beside State Building.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Great architecture and statues to see. It is a nice place to go for a walk before the sun sets...maybe walk off supper :-)

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Hartford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I love Bushnell Park. It is probably the safest place in Hartford CT so I am not sure why some ppl say they feel unsafe. Your in the heart of CT and believe me absolutely no one in the park is thinking about you so come on down and enjoy yourself. If you feel unsafe youre probably...let me not say.... More

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