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“Pretty much a park like any other” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bushnell Park

Bushnell Park
30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
860-232-6710
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors to its 1914 carousel, and also features memorials honoring Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers and some 150 varieties of trees.
Long Branch, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Pretty much a park like any other”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Since the park was located right across from my hotel, I figured I would walk through it to get to my other destinations. It was a nice park, but nothing special to go out of your way to see.

Visited July 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Bushnell Park is at its best during the winter. The skating rink is free. Hot chocolate. Lights. The carousel will be open until Christmas and for New Year's eve.

But if you would like to hang out in the park during the summer - it's a great place to come during the day with a book or for Monday night Jazz.

Visited November 2012
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Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A walk in the park!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Nice for a sunny afternoon walk! Hartford downtown is worth the trip. Concerts during the summer skating in the winter. Nice restaurants to visit too.

Visited April 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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56 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Beautiful roses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

You want to go here when the roses & flowers are in bloom. Its very beautiful. Many different types of roses & great flower beds & landscaping throughout.

Visited May 2012
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New London, Connecticut
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Hartford Marathon held in the park - Excellent time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The park is in a nice location of Hartford, by the Capitol. Everything was clean, police were helpful.

Visited October 2012
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