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Bowling Green

Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
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Ranked #285 of 858 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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66 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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406 reviews 406 reviews
260 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
96 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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