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Wave Hill

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Address: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
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+1 718-549-3200
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx,...

A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to explore the interaction between people and their natural environment through the maintenance of gardens, greenhouses and environmental protection programs for residents and visitors.

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Superb hidden garden

Wave hill is one of the most beautiful places in NYC. On top of that, the Sunday kids programs are fantastic. The summer concerts are lovely. This is one of my most favorite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wave hill is one of the most beautiful places in NYC. On top of that, the Sunday kids programs are fantastic. The summer concerts are lovely. This is one of my most favorite places. The cafe has great coffee and snacks too.

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a day of relaxing, reading a book or just enjoying the view. They have a nice venue for meetings or gatherings. A tour of the facility is available.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

We first dame in summer, a much nicer time...now, nothing is in bloom, and buildings were closed! In summer, there are lectures and concerts..look and plan ahead..

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

We love the views, the walking, the gardens are among the best we have ever seen! The gift shop has good selections for presents, for kids and for gardening.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

The entrance fee is cheaper than the NY Botanical Garden, but it's smaller. It's still very beautiful and a great place to photograph. They gave me a discount because I got there so late, which was nice of the staff.

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Definitely a floral oasis in the Bronx on the Hudson River. Easy to walk around. Had a sandwich and drink as we overlooked the river and the George Washington Bridge. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Wade Hill recently was awarded the title of "best attraction in the Bronx". It's definitely a quiet, nature-filled outing. Mostly you walk around and enjoy the gardens and the view of the Hudson river and the Palisades. The view is nothing short of stunning. They have some small galleries with exhibits that always change. They have programs for kids on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a place for a leisurely afternoon alone or with family. Not "exciting", just places to stroll and rest, including large goldfish pond, greenhouse, herb garden, nature path. On weekends, great art activities for kids. Our 6 and 4 year old grandchildren love to visot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great escape from the city. Wonderful view of the Hudson River. Beautiful flower exhibition of cacti

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Bronx is always one of my favourite places to spend time in when visiting NY. I love it's parks and historic houses. I'd heard of Wave Hill and seen photos online but this was my first time visiting. Typically these places won't look their best in December but as soon as we entered the gardens we were blown away... More 

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