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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111 (Downtown)
617-292-0020
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Ranked #69 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

On both days that we were at the walkway, Saturday and Sunday, there were interesting markets..one handcrafted wares and the second a massive food festival and market....both very goood.

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350 reviews 350 reviews
70 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The Greenway is very much a work in progress. There are still sections that are largely empty, though green. But this is a pleasant area to walk along, and some of the attractions-particularly the carousel and the fountains-are quite nice. There are also a number of very good good trucks on the Greenway during the week. In all events, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Small but very nice. Lovely roses, the scent of fresh roses welcome you to a small green space and rose garden. Variety of rose bushes. By Christopher Columbus park, close to North Market. Nice fountain. Close to restaurants. Enjoy some time sitting on a bench surrounded by roses.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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