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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 8, 2013

For those who want to avoid the crowds, tourist buses and souvenir vendors, I suggest you visit this memorial in winter. It is a truly wonderful area that needs to be visited, but with the noise and bustle of people lining up for photographs it...More

6  Thank Patsy Y
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 14, 2008

When I read about this spot it was said to be a peaceful spot, but it was exactly the opposite, with tourists everywhere lying all over the memorial mosiac to get their photos taken, had to wait half hour just to get a pic of...More

8  Thank corrie563
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Each of our trips we make a stop and this is always busy as there is tours that go by. If you wait it out it can be less crazy but people are "usually" pretty good at letting you take a pic but not always!...More

Thank Shari M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A peaceful area of Central Park with many people hanging about. When we were there a guy was playing Lennon and Beatle songs on an acoustic guitar which added to the magic.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a Beatles or music fan this is a must site. The atmosphere on this site is magical. I loved the serenity and peace felt.

Thank JosueVazquez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice part of Central Park. Enter from Central Park West and 71st-72nd Street. Walk a few hundred yards and come upon the “Imagine” Ceramic Tribute, pause to reflect, take a photo and usually hear someone playing Beatles songs on their guitar and singing. Further...More

Thank Joel137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central Park in November is amazing . Being with John Lennon fans from around the world was a very cool experience.

Thank c y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by this memorial, very atmospheric with everyone singing and joining in. I'm not a massive fan but felt moved and the spirit of the place.

Thank Grant R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiring a tour guide to take us around Central Park was the best thing ever... we couldn’t see every iconic place in Central Park on our own. This includes John Lennon’s memorial walkway “Imagine”. It was the exact location where he was killed, accordingly. Few...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of a tour. I ended up enjoying the area and listening to the commentary about the site.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I finally took the time to walk to this part of Central Park to see this stunning mosaic, and it was well worth it. Seeing the Dakota behind us, and this beautiful memorial in front of us was just so moving. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was probably the busiest part of Central Park that we saw the day we visited, but it was calm and everyone was respectful. People were getting their photo taken on the IMAGINE mosaic, but we took the time to sit on one of the...More

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michellesssmp
August 23, 2017|
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Response from LindaJohannesburg_SA | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We were there in August in the middle of summer and it was very hot. You would be able to do the walk around the teardrop shape garden path, but if it snows the "Imagine" mosaic on the path would be covered... More
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Chris A
August 25, 2016|
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Response from EHAB72NY | Reviewed this property |
It's 1 w 72 St. That's where he lived it's called the Dakota building and once you there in the corner you'll find it if you ask anyone where the memorial they will tell you.
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stagetogo
March 29, 2016|
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We where glad there was market traders as some of the rubbish sold just to make a quick buck And John would not liked it Just be glad to be there take a picture and enjoy the moments
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