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Address: 1000 S Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744
Phone Number: 508 994 3938

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Fun open space and park.

Great area on the ocean, nice cool breeze, fun place to bring the kids, walk your dog, or have a picnic. Lots of kite flying, visit the Military Museum and donate a couple of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great area on the ocean, nice cool breeze, fun place to bring the kids, walk your dog, or have a picnic. Lots of kite flying, visit the Military Museum and donate a couple of bucks to see all the donations made by local service members, an extended pier to take a walk, enjoy the local residents of various nationalities.

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markus2229
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a gem, just happened to be cruising around and came across it...Awesome fort with an amazing small military museum (open daily 1-4) Plenty of beach, a nice long pier...Views of the Butler Flats light house... and plenty of trails and dog friendly to beat. Give it a shot!!

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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The park is usually clean, and has a nice set up of swings and things for kids to play with. There are times when it can get quite busy, and when the older kids start playing on the younger kids swing sets, it can be a little discouraging for the young ones to enjoy themselves. This is my only reason... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This vast park juts out into the ocean waters of Buzzard Bay providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area. It includes the original Fort Rodman, a long pier for walking and the Fort Taber Military Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The park was great! It was very clean and in good shape. And there are two bunkers right next to it. There is also a fort which you can't get in to. Didn't see the museum unfortunately, but everything else was great!

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Columbia, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place has been fixed up in recent years, which I think has been really great! Our grandmother used to bring us here back when the beach was free for everyone. I think there are still areas that are free, and that you can grill at, but I am not sure which ones. There is still a nice playground area... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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236 reviews 236 reviews
40 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This review is more for the Fort Taber Military Museum, than it is for the park and the fort. The museum is in a building and has a top notch collection of military items from all of America's armed conflicts. It is also a tribute to our veterans, and those in particular from New Bedford. Robert Bromley does an outstanding... More 

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Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We brought out of town visitors to the the park. Beautiful museum located on the property. A long pier dedicated to the Merchant Marines is nice to walk out on. Incredible views of the ocean, Butler's Flat lighthouse. Great place to go walking, bike riding, picnic area. We visited one time when they had a local car show going on.... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed the whold day,, nice place to walk or ride a bike, plus a beach, place to pick up food, restrooms, clean,,,,,bring your chairs or use the benches they provide, great view of the Ocean and boats in and out of the harbor. Take pictures of the fort, check out the tank and memorial they have for Women in the... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is such a beautiful and historical park. If you have the chance be sure to see the museum and also try to catch the sunset. Great place for photos!

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