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Highland Park

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Address: 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: 585-753-7275
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Description: The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here...
The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.
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Nice area but limited in scope

This is a nice place to visit if you are in the area. The park is very well kept and there are some big trees, providing very nice shade. The conservatory is small but well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Belle Mead
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to visit if you are in the area. The park is very well kept and there are some big trees, providing very nice shade. The conservatory is small but well maintained. The "castle", which looks very impressive online, is much less so in reality and you can be done with a leisurely stroll of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Highland park is a huge park that sprawls over several streets in Rochester. Concerts and festivals happen often in this park. It's a great place to take in the lilacs in the spring. I loved running through this park and it has scattered benches throughout to stop and take in the scenery.

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Speedway, Indiana
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This park is located across the street from the Mount Hope Cemetery. It has Huge trees, a natural amphitheater, with stage, a botanic garden, and a Viet Nam Memorial. interesting place to see and enjoy.

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Rochester, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of NYC Central Park and many other renowned parks in the USA. To state that it is extraordinary, beautifully laid out and designed seems trite. There are incredible trees that one generally does not see elsewhere. But this is better enjoyed as adults as most kids would not appreciate... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The annual Lilac Festival in Hughland Park in Rochester, NY attracts about two million people each May. The variety of lilacs are enormous -- white ones, purple ones, pink ones, green ones. It is a vast parade of abundant colors, and it all smells fantastic. In addition, there is a concurrent festival with lots of food and musical entertainment. Definitely... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Located right in the middle of Highland Park, this Memorial is dedicated to the 280 Men from the Rochester Area, who lost their lives in Vietnam. One of the best Memorials in the Country

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Rochester
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wonderful park to go to whether for Lilac Festival or just to wander around. I have been there 3 times in the past month.always something to see. The flowers, trees, birds and rolling hills make for a pleasant outing anytime of the year

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the place where Lilac Festival is held in the month of May every year for 10 days Worth visiting if visiting Rochester during this period . Awesome fragrant Lilac garden of different colous, can take different paths to see the lilac bushes, also get to see Magnolias. After having done the gardens we went to the festival where... More 

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Phoenix
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75 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went to this park solely for the purpose of the Lilac Festival. For some reason, I was envisioning beautiful lilacs and an “art walk” type atmosphere with local artists selling their works. The lilacs ARE beautiful. I would suggest going the weekend BEFORE the festival to take in the beautiful flowers, views and quiet beauty of this gem of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I were unexpectedly detained in Rochester due to a delayed flight, so we connected with my hubby's old college friend who lives in Rochester. He suggested a short drive to Highland Park. What a great idea! In the waning hours of the day before sunset, we wandered from section to section, admiring what must be every variety... More 

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Address: Address: 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone Number: 585-753-7275
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester

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