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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 218 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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Plymouth, Devon, Uk
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept gardens and swan boats to keep everyone chilled. The weather was gorgeous and the park was being set up for a 10km run, but the traffic and everyone were kept well inofrmed by the park attendants who do a great job.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Walked through here a couple of times during our recent visit to Boston. It is a lovely park in the middle of a fairly busy city. It is immaculately kept, and for the most part people are respectful. The statues are beautiful, flowers and plants pretty, and the paths clean and well maintained. There are plenty of ducks in the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice wander through the park on the way to the Cheers bar. Pretty lake and plenty of squirrels to feed - they were really tame and would happily feed from the hand.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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315 reviews 315 reviews
113 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a beautiful and peaceful break form the hustle and bustle of the city. Grounds are well maintained. Walk across the bridge and take some photos. There are beautiful flowers and trees. It is just lovely!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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149 reviews 149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We had a couple hours to spend so decided to visit the Public Gardens. It is very well maintained and in a great location. You can stop in for a quick drink at the original Cheers across the street. They have swan boats during the summer. We were there in October so no swan boats but it's still a nice... More

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Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to just walk around and look at the statues and ducks,etc. Has over 1000 different trees and flowers, Has a little bridge over the lake and has bronze ducklings from the book my little duckling.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

October was the perfect time to visit. The fall leaves were gorgeous! We went during Columbus day weekend and it wasn't as packed as we thought it would be.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Went every day, sparrows flock in the park, loved peaceful spacious feeling, all ages gathered there.

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New Rochelle, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and well cared for public space. I hadn't been in years and was happy to see how well it's been maintained. A great place to get some peace and quiet in the middle of the city.

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Chatham, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

this is the most scenic and peaceful place to visit while in downtown boston. so well maintained to perfection, a true piece of art. also the t.v. show CHEERS bar is very close and that is a real expirence!

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