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Cambridge Common

Address: Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-349-6238
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Ranked #20 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central...
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Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Owner description: Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central meeting ground in the heart of historic Cambridge.

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America
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you like a construction site with bulldozers running and earth movers this is the place to see. Hobos hate and you may too. The only thing which operates is a playground which is fenced of.. Will be like that for another year or two..

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been going to CC for a few years now. It has been a great go to place to meet up with friends after work or for a casual night with out of town guests. Love this place!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This common has an amazing playground! There are standard features such as swings and slides, but there are also wooden structures for imaginative play, a box sledding hill, a conveyor belt and buckets for the sand area, and a rope climbing area. Though part of the park area is closed off for reconstruction of the soccer fields, there is still... More 

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I would love to have been able to visit many stores here but the parking garage clearance was 6.5 feet. If you are in an SUV (especially a 4 wheel drive) it's just too low to access safely.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Pretty land and location, but what to do varies depending upon the season and if anything is scheduled to occur on the day that you are there. Mostly it is a pretty area to walk in with a very nice playground at one end.

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Canton, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Granted it is not as spectacular as Boston Common but it does have a quaint feel to it and if you are there in the Fall with change of color on the leaves of the trees or when it's summer with the greenery, it's pleasant. There is playground equipment for children and benches for people to sit an relax you... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Boston Common is more famous, but the history at Cambridge Common is more concentrated, more accessible, more understandable. It’s a great place to take children from late elementary school and up. The place is a survey crash course in U.S. history. Start with the trees that overlooked General George Washington mustering the Revolutionary Army in the aftermath of Lexington &... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Actually, it's a very small area but it's charming. Get a sandwich at "Bon Pain" or "Otto's Pizza" right next door at Harvard Square, and come sit at one of the granite benches, across from Harvard Yard and the Harvard Law School. It's an unassuming park, once hosting Cambridge citizens' cows, (!) now planted at the center of town. Once... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Now an ok, small park between major thoroughfares in the middle of the square. Sometimes pleasant. SOmetimes a mecca for weirdos, throw-backs to the '60's or homeless thoughstill feels and is safe.Nice enclosed playground at one end. If you need a place for a quiet picnic, go tp the Charles riverbamk instead

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Winter Springs, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Cambridge is charming and historic. Nice shops, vintage architecture and some good restaurants. Nice stop on the way to Harvard.

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