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Central Park's Literary Walk

New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #426 of 859 attractions in New York City
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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Chicago, Illinois
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230 reviews 230 reviews
72 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Only thing is there is nothing that really identifies this stretch of walk as the "Literary" walk. One of the things my daughter and I wanted during our NYC literary experience was to walk the "Literary walk". We just happened to stumble upon it despite having a free Central Park map. Anyway, we found it and it really is a... More

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New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Bookworms will also want to take a walk on East 41st Street from Park Ave to Fifth Ave. The sidewalk is decorated with bronze plaques containing quotations and art from dozens of classic books. At the west end you will want to explore the New York Public Library; at Park Ave follow another set of plaques memorializing the local skyscrapers.... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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337 reviews 337 reviews
149 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We took a bike ride through Central Park and passed through the literary walk on a sunny Memorial Day. There were statues of great authors and poets with small bits of info on them, arranged on each side of a path for a good stretch. It was nice, but something to see if you are there, not to go out... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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123 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Made famous in many movies (like Maid in Manhattan) the literary walk is lovely any time of year. Just another great little corner of Central Park worth exploring!

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Granite Shoals, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The walkway has nice statues of literary figures, and the wide sidewalk lined with elegant elms is worth seeing. Went there at dusk in the fall, and the street lights and changing tree colors added a nice magical touch.

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San Francisco
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278 reviews 278 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I cannot think of a better way to spend an hour than the Poet’s Walk, often called the Literary Walk in New York’s famed Central Park, the first landscaped park in the United States. Contrary to an earlier review, The Poet’s Walk is not located on the upper west side; it is located on the southern end of the Central... More

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Malaysia
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This walk has so much win. It's beautiful, recognisable from so many movies and has cool street performers and cool artists. Also try and guess who the statues are without looking at the names. Always a fun little game.

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