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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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Ranked #3 of 215 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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Rotherham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We walked through the park & gardens during our stay in Boston & they are truly beautiful. There are large areas of ponds where if you're there with children, the ducks & swans supply fun feeding. There are several monuments but the cutest if the parade of a bronze mother duck & ducklings just through the entrance opposite 'Cheers' bar.... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I thought it would be bigger... It is no Central Park, but it is pretty. Worth a stroll to sit under a weeping willow and take in the scenery. Not really any flowers, but very green and peaceful. Plenty of benches and grassy areas to sit. You can do this place in less than an hour - very small -... More

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The park was right opposite our hotel and was a great place to stroll in the early evening and sit and people watch for a while. Clean and well tended, a lovely place in the middle of a city

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Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visited twice. It was calm and picturesque. Flowers were beautiful, and the pond was very nice. The swans and ducks were great.

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Amsterdam, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park, well kept, clean, relaxing and romantic! We found Robin William's park bench that he sat on in the film "Good Will Hunting," hand fed the geese, ducks and a even a swan! The people within the park were friendly. There was a man on a bridge in the park playing beautiful music on his electric piano, further lending... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful space - just not well-maintained due to the lack of respect that the residents of Boston have for it. Far too many strollers - these kamikaze moms will run you off the walking paths by bashing their $400 strollers into you without a blink. I know - I've lived here for 15 yrs. Lately, the flowers have not been... More

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Burlington, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Well kept grounds, beautiful flowers, swans, fountains, statuary make a lovely oasis in the middle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This park was cute ,with the swan boats and bronze ducks I was particularly impressed by the planting of flowers and scrubs in the displays

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were there on an early fall day, beautiful, sunny, cool, perfect. Walking around, everything was clean and pretty, very relaxing. a jewel in a busy city.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Perfect--filled with happy people on a arm Sep. Saturday. Tons of children climbing on Make Way for Duckling statues. Still had an abundance of flowers in bloom.

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