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Grand Army Plaza

Address: Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #31 of 98 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Sydney, Australia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
67 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

While you're in the area it's well worth taking some time look at the plaza. You can combine with a trip to Prospect Park and Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Museum. Easy to get to, being on the 2,3 line and not far from cafes on 7th Ave or Toms if you head in opposite direction.

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New York, NY
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This arch reminds me of being in Paris. There is also a huge statue with a fountain of water spilling on to it in the summer. As some others have said it is not really a destination unto itself, but it is located at the gateway to several other great attractions like Prospect Park, the library, and Eastern Parkway which... More 

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Oakland, California
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were really pressed for time and didn't get a chance to go deeper into nearby Prospect Park, but seeing Grand Army Plaza was a wonder to behold. It is beautifully laid out, with stunning architecture and memorials/statues all around. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch, a huge Civil War monument dominates the area, with the nearby Brooklyn Library also very... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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66 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Not really but it has to be in the thousands! Right across from the public library and close to the parks this domineering monument rises above all-although all probably don't give it a second glance. The statutes are incredible and remind me of the major monuments in Europe. Nothing to go out of your way for, but nice to eye... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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360 reviews 360 reviews
162 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
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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105 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Augusta, Georgia
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116 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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