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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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Barrie, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the Boston Garden twice in our 3 day stay. We wandered through the paths and sat on the benches. It was just a really lovely place to spend some time.

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Hollywood, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Walked around the Public Garden, lovely with lots of ducks, flowers, and lake with swans. Weeping willow trees were beautiful, Robin Williams bench was sad. Bridge going on the lake was very pretty. Enjoyed very much.

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bronx ny
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a well kept and beautiful park! beautiful trees and plenty of space to seat to do some people watching!

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Waldo, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is THE place made notable in _Make Way For Ducklings_. It boasts the shortest suspension bridge in the world. Plenty of activity, from sunbathing to riding the famous Swan Boats (seasonal). Lots of paved paths to stroll, very good for photo-ops. A rather nice oasis in a bustling downtown. Just east of the Public Garden is the Boston Common,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Make way for ducklings! I loved all the statues and beautiful gardens that are at the BPG. It isn't very big but you could easily walk around it a few times and you would still enjoy yourself, or even head over to the Boston Commons.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were there on a Saturday morning. The flowers were in full bloom and each garden was meticulously maintained. Lots of people, street musicians, ducks and children playing near the frog pond. A beautiful relaxing spot in the middle of Boston.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We love the book Make Way for Ducklings and here in the park you will find children clambering over the charming bronze statues of the duckling characters in the book. Take a gentle ride on one of the famous swan boats that glide gently round the central lake. This park is an oasis of tranquility in a busy city with... More

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