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Address: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, NY 10471-2899
Phone Number: 718-549-3200
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Description: A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the...
A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to explore the interaction between people and their natural environment through the maintenance of gardens, greenhouses and environmental protection programs for residents and visitors.
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Wavehill is beautiful year round but when the trees are in bloom and the spring flowers like daffodils etc come out it is absolutely magical. Magnolias were blooming last weekend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Wavehill is beautiful year round but when the trees are in bloom and the spring flowers like daffodils etc come out it is absolutely magical. Magnolias were blooming last weekend and we will be back this weekend to see them fully bloomed. The kids also love the family art project (every sat/sun 10-1), it is a nice activity especially on... More 

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Bronx, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wave Hill has it all, beautiful views, historical meanderings, room for the kids to roam and, even, a place to get a bottled water and coffee. Bring your most comfortable shoes as it is "hilly" and can get "chilly" by the Hudson. Fall is a favorite time of the year but I love Wave Hill in the summer when the... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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151 reviews 151 reviews
29 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wave Hill doesn't rank among the largest or best-known gardens and parks in New York City, but it may well be the most special. Located on the Hudson River in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Wave Hill offers indoor and outdoor gardens, an art gallery, a nice gift shop, a mansion that was once the home of many notables,... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My family and I love spending the day here. Bring a picnic or buy one on the grounds and spend a few hours exploring. Come with friends.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

was there in late June 2013 and still cant forget it. the main garden was in full bloom, the variety of plants was enormous, and every plant looked its best. a group of volunteers (some not so polite!) was weeding and taking care of the garden and deigned to answer a question, but i didnt let their attitude destroy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was my first visit to Wave Hill and I was really impressed. It is a most delightful garden with high quality planting and maintenance and sufficient variety of habitat to allow a great diversity within its plant collections. With great views across the Hudson, plenty of open space for relaxation and a good cafe, Wave Hill makes a good... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We just moved to Riverdale for my job and every realtor we spoke with said we had to check out Wave Hill. We were not disappointed. We went over Labor Day weekend. The gardens were all gorgeous, the views over the Hudson were spectacular. Absolutely worth the $8 admission. You can walk as much as you'd like, or just hang... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I lived in the Bronx for 21 years and never visited before. The 28 acre estate has short hiking trails and on certain weekends activities for children under 7 . The manor houses have art work on display and many times small but very talented music ensembles. Check their web site for details. The day we visited the fall colors... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love the Sunday morning art project for kids at wave hill. It usually has to do with nature, and the kids really enjoy the beautiful creative space provided. They also love to treck through the garden on the way to the art center. Watch out for windy days though, you may get blown away! The garden itself is amazing,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Wave Hill. The grounds are breathtaking. The food was amazing. The service was top notch. There was not a detail missed. A great wedding venue to say the least!

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