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Bowling Green

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Address: Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004
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Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest...

Colonial gentlemen used to "bowl" here, at New York City's oldest park, paying one peppercorn per year for the privilege.

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Decent respite after a long walk

I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way or make a special trip to Bowling Green. It is a decent park though especially if you’ve been walking around and visiting attractions in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Daniel A
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Beijing, China

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way or make a special trip to Bowling Green. It is a decent park though especially if you’ve been walking around and visiting attractions in New York City. It is quite unbelievable how much walking one does when you visit New York so naturally you look for decent resting spots. Bowling Green is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This was the 1st stop on our trip. You have to wait in line to take a picture but worth it. Who doesn't want a pic w/this massive beast!

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Bowling Green is a tiny patch of green space in Lower Manhattan situated just south of the famous and popular Charging Bull statue. There is not much to see at the park but it does have significant heritage and historical value to the city. It is believed that this is the location where the Native Americans sold Manhattan to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A must do line and up and be photographed with certain part of the bulls anatomy. Walk into Bowling green Park and enjoy the cool, the nearby markets and the proximity of the subway

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

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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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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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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Savannah
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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

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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 

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