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Bowling Green

Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
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Ranked #301 of 846 attractions in New York City
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
60 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was our 4th little jaunt to bowling green to see the charging bull, we had previously photographed it from afar. With other crowds around also. This time we were just passing with no plans to get any more pics of the bull , but my friend and I saw our chance to quickly nip in near the rear end... More

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Mount Isa, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Home of the Charging Bull, Bowling Green is a cute little park in the Financial District. With all the works going on in Battery Park at the moment, Bowling Green provides a nice oasis in this part of town. It's by no means a huge park but it's a great spot for people watching or enjoying a coffee whilst waiting... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was surprisingly disappointing. Not for any other reason than the fighting of tourists to get in front of the bull for pictures. Just when you think sensibility has taken over and people are allowing everybody time to do their own pictures - a new herd of tourists get bussed in and pure in front of you - pushing everybody... More

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Bengaluru
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243 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This park is next to Bowling green station and is at the stat of wall street. There are benches to sit and relax. There was a fare going on at the Bowling green Station Entrance. Lot of fresh juices, fruits and vegetables among other things were available. It was great to see lot of food, drink available there. New york... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you find yourself in Lower Manhattan and you want to see the bull statue on Broadway, spend a few minutes sitting in Bowling Green, the adjacent park. I enjoy little spots of greenery in NYC, and this is a nice one for a quick rest stop.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

A mixed area of residential and work places Lots of places to eat and drink, subway entrance, and the Wall Street Bull to photograph.

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A must if you are visiting the Financial District to see Wall Street or the charging bull. There were beautiful flowers all around this great little park and benches to relax on after lots of walking. The bull is right next to it too so you can do that at the same time. All in all, it is a neat... More

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New York, New York, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
92 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

NYC's Oldest Park and a valued piece of history for New York. This park has existed since the 1730's and has been in use since the early17th Century by the Dutch and Native Americans.The Tulips are the ever present reminder of the city's Dutch heritage. Great place ot hang out during lunch or relax after a hard day at the... More

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Loved this small public park, sit there for a while, enjoyed the view and the buildings. Great place to stop and enjoy the surroundings

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Midland, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The giant bull is a very popular tourist attraction. You are able to get up close and get a good picture of you and the bull.

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