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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
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Ranked #73 of 210 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As a life-long Bostonian I still have hard feelings over the Big Dig debacle, but I commend the city planners for leaving behind this beautiful park. It's a wonderful place to stroll with a special someone or with kids. There are splash parks, botanical gardens and the most gorgeous & unique carousel I've ever seen. I'm so thankful this space... More

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Boston, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A friend and I walked the Greenway from North Station to Chinatown and it was delightful on a warm summer day. Especially delightful when recalling how awful the traffic used to be before the Big Dig allowed for this urban string of parks to be created. We wandered through the north end and rejoined the greenway, stopped for a drink... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the newest park in Boston - what was once dark and scary (the highway ran two stores above it) is now green and open. It will evolve as the years go by but for Bostonians, it is a major step up from what it once was...

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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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