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Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #35 of 115 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's huge and worth looking at if you've come to Brooklyn to see Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, Park Slope, or visit the large Farmer's Market (Sat only) across the street. All of these sites are within a short walk from this centrally-placed monument. The most impressive approach route is to enter Brooklyn across the Manhattan Bridge and travel up... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What is there to do? Yes, it is a landmark that stands by Prospect Park. Yes, they light the Menorah for Hanukkah. But is there anything to do there? No! It's just a pretty Arch.

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BROOKLYN NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

i never dreamed this would be called an attraction. passed it hundreds if not thousands of times and never gave it a thought

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Hebron, lsrael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Architecturally & artistically this great arch has great merit, & could be considered a fitting northern entry point to Prospect Park, itself worth several hours (see that review). When approaching it from the north, you first see the John F. Kennedy Memorial (1965), the only monument in New York City to the assassinated president; after this is the Bailey Fountain... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We saw this as part of the bus tour I booked in advance and the chance to tour Brooklyn on the bus was one not to be missed, and tour round Chinatown then onto the Manhatten Bridge and into Brooklyn great.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This Landmark is very important to Brooklyn as it is a symbol for the borough and is at a circular location that links some key areas in Brooklyn. When I most recently passed by this I saw a fall wedding occurring and its arch is a perfect background for that. From this point one can get to Coney Island, Eastern... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The first time I saw Grand Army Plaza I was stunned that I had lived in Manhattan for years and never seen this tremendous monument dedicated to the victory of the Army of the Potomac in our civil war. It is truly a magnificent creation, resting at the near top of a gradual rise up a long avenue. I love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This entrance to Prospect Park is imposing, fascinating and beautiful. Sculptures on the Soldiers' & Sailors' arch give you a glimpse of American history. At times of the year you can go to the top. Saturday's farmers market in the plaza is worthwhile. ON the 1st and 3rd Sundays of warmer months there's a Food Truck Rally where you can... More

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The triumphal arch is a very impressive; one really has to see it in person from different sides to appreciate its monumentality. Photographs do not do it justice. There are plenty of benches around the Plaza for resting tired feet and admiring this show of Union bravado. For those who are interested in the American Civil War, combining a visit... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. Located close to 7th Avenue where the area has a village feel to it, with shops & places to eat. Parking can be a challenge. Grand Army Plaza has a nice fountain that is working in summer and Food Trucks gather on some weekends as well as a... More

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