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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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Ranked #5 of 212 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Parks, Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is... more » Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden. « less
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Bedford, England
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315 reviews 315 reviews
201 attraction reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect antidote to the busy streets of Boston. All cities should have a park like this. Although it is not that large, you have the Common right next to it which makes it quite a big area for everyone to enjoy. Obviously the Swan Boats are a major attraction, but it is a very pleasant park just... More

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

there isn't much to do here, but it is a great destination to relax and soak up the sun, or soak up the shade.... It is was the first public park to be established in America.

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was a welcome break from walking around downtown. Even when it was busy with people it felt very calm. The gardens were very well maintained even if the place wasn't incredibly large like Central Park in New York.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went to the park on a Sunday morning before we saw an afternoon game at Fenway. Got there right at 10 am when the Swan Boats were just starting to service. The line was fairly short at that time. Was a classic Boston experience that you should not miss. My kids at 9 and 12 still loved the Ducklings... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A welcome green and pleasant break from the biz of the city... sculpture, water, shrubbery and an alternative walking route from place to place.

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Damascus, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited this place twice. It was a great place to take the little ones. They enjoyed seeing the ducks, swans and birds. We also did the Swan Boat and it was a good time. Just a nice place to spend some time with the family.

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Washington, Pa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, quiet park in the middle of busy Boston. Great statues around the paths. Swan boats extremely reasonable, fun for kids. Plenty of benches for sitting and enjoying the lake & views.

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Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

How nice to have a beautiful, well maintained area in the midst of a large city. The garden is a welcoming place with benches, paths, flora and fauna. Seeing such a diverse group of people using the park shows its popularity.

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Castello Di Godego, Italy
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108 reviews 108 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I've been here with my family and we had a really great time, the park is nice, relaxing and full of life!

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houston tx
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful park! It is very well kept, beautiful statues, beautiful flowers, beautiful everything! Its not a very big park so you can pretty much walk around several times and just take in all the beauty or sit on the fields or benches and drink some real lemonade and people watch. You can also take a ride on the... More

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