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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
617-292-0020
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Ranked #77 of 209 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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128 reviews 128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love this little garden, fountain and trellis underway The fact that there are 104 rose bushes signifying mrs Kennedy's age is endearing I was somewhat appalled to find tacky plastic edging around the roses. Surely Boston can do better! The park and the harbor breeze is a lovely way to take a break from all the sightseeing!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I don't recommend anyone taking off their shoes here. Needles all around thr park. The homeless seem to have run of the show here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a hidden jewel that borders downtown Boston and its waterfront. It's a great place to take the family. After having a snack in Quincy Market, we walked across the road onto the greenway, and started our journey at the top end. The kids loved the carousel, and by the way, there are no horses on... More

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NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The thing that makes the greenway truely amazing is knowing what it took to build it. 19 Billion Dollars I believe. Before you go, make sure to look up pictures of the old highway that the "Big Dig" buried under the city. It is an amazing piece of engineering and puts the place in perspective.

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Boston
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68 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Historically, the greenway used to be an ugly street with the elevated green trestled highway over it. When the big dig was finished, the area was planted with grass, flower bushes an trees. It is beautiful, connecting the city to the waterfront. A carousel, water fountains, walk from the North End of Boston to the South Station. A fun and... More

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Austin, Texas
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47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

There's so much to see and do along the Greenway that it's almost difficult to address in one review. At the entrance to the North End (near Hanover St.) there's a terrific fountain for children to play in and where tourists can cool their road-weary feet in warm weather. There are entire day's worth of scenic vistas, but for our... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had a great time walking along the Greenway from the North End to Chinatown. Make sure to check out the farmers market and food trucks.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We hadn't been to Boston since the big dig was finished until recently. We wanted to do some of the gardens but also see the harbor area, north end and area around The Qunicy Market. What we didn't expect was a beautiful greenway running through the city and providing access to everything in the dontown area. The various parks, gardens,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just went to see the new carousel on the Greenway. It is a beauty. The animals are all native to the state and were carved by a local artist. They are really exceptionally beautiful. The Greenway itself is a lovely, long meandering park with interesting fountains, comfortable benches and pretty flowers and plantings. A definite must see for visitors and... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This park along the waterfront, near the North End is a little oasis in the middle of the busy city. We didn't spend as much time walking through the middle of it as around the outside, but still it was highly enjoyable. Lots of beautiful flowers, plus the 104 rose bushes in Rose Kennedy's honor. There were also some lovely... More

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