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“Decent daytime stroll” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden
69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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Ranked #5 of 206 attractions in Boston
Type: Parks, Gardens
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Decent daytime stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This public park is much nicer and better to view than Boston Common, but still fairly average for a park. In the summer, the pond has swan boats you can rent and paddle around, and the flowers are usually pretty. The water fountains are empty.

Visited October 2012
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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“Quack Quack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Make way for me. I am checking out the ducklings again. It's great to just relax is America's oldest public park.

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“pretty place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

beautiful park in the middle of Boston - ponds with swans and pretty trees - very safe and a great place to have a romantic walk.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A beatifully kept public garden, handy for the city and the 'Cheers Bar' The Swan boats were open during our stay, superb!!

Visited April 2012
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“not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

a most beautiful spot in the heart of the city. the icy pond, bridge and bare weeping willows are lovely. mrs. mallard and her ducklings is a must see.

Visited January 2013
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