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Bowling Green

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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
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The real location of the "Wall Street" bull!

Look no further than Bowling Green (corner of Broadway and Whitehall) for the "Wall Street" charging bull. Join the fun (and the line) to get your photo with the big bull!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

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Branson, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The walking area is unpaved and has a fine gravel walk way. It does have benches to sit and relax, but it's nothing special. The fountain is the main attraction and the "bull" is close by. Other parks in NY make this one pale in comparison. Not worth going out of the way for at all.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

You have to see the bull if you come to Manhattan. But..... Expect to be overwhelmed by hundreds of tourists all barging each other out of the way to try and get a photo of the beast. Which kind of spoil site bit. When ch is why for me, even though this is a great place to visit, I couldn't... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Look no further than Bowling Green (corner of Broadway and Whitehall) for the "Wall Street" charging bull. Join the fun (and the line) to get your photo with the big bull!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Such a lovely little park near Battery Park and the ferry to Staten Island. The charging bull of Wall Street is at one end of the park. A nice fountain surrounded by flowers and plants is at the other end. Plenty of seating around the fountain. A great place to read a book or have a quiet conversation.

Thank KandyJersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Must visit in New York because due South, you reach the ferry terminal which takes you to Staten Island (for free) and you will see the Statue of Liberty on the ferry. Due North, you will arrive Wall Street. There is a free museum: National Museum of American Indian

Thank Quack H
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really enjoyed seeing this lovely little park. The main attraction is the famous statue of the bull (as in Bull Market). Try to go early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the throngs of tourists trying to post for selfies with the Bull. The park is pretty quiet in comparison, but lovely. It's the first public... More 

Thank ClintPage
Byblos, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Once in new York city it s not a bad idea to have a glance at this monument but it s not that important to loose a lot of time just to see it

Thank Rolandawad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We found this to be a nice little park where we could sit and relax for a little while. We walked here after going to see the Statue of Liberty. We found this to be a smaller park, smaller than Battery Park but still quite nice on its own. With it being in the financial district, the bronze bull is... More 

Thank brishell
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The main attraction here is the statue of a bull, which seems to be remarkably popular with tourists who like getting photographed whilst touching various parts of the bull's anatomy. The park itself is fairly small and unexceptional.

Thank KGB777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

BE carefull. You might get lost in this little piece of history. Wall street, broadway, towers site, statue of liberty. Everything is there. we loved it. Its the air...

Thank Natanael V

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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