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Address: 1 Randalls Is, Wards Island, New York City, NY 10035-5197
Phone Number: +1 212-830-7722
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Randalls and Wards are now a single island

Randalls Island (also called Randall's Island) and Wards Island are conjoined islands, collectively called Randalls and Wards Islands, separated from Manhattan by the Harlem... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Randalls Island (also called Randall's Island) and Wards Island are conjoined islands, collectively called Randalls and Wards Islands, separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River, from Queens by the East River and Hell Gate, and from the Bronx by the Bronx Kill. The two islands were formerly separate, with the channel between them, Little Hell Gate, being filled in by... More 

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Northern New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I may be biased, because I'm from an area in Northern NJ which is pretty rural and has a number of hiking areas and parks, but I will try to base my review on a city park. My husband and I went here to see Kurios by Cirque Du Soleil (which was wonderful, but reviewing the park here). We had... More 

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We have been to many Cirque shows and this was among our favorites. This show has something for everyone and is good for all ages. Randall's Island is easy to get too and it did not take long to get out of the parking lot after the show. The only act I could have done without is the invisible circus.... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

It's always been a great location for Cirque du Soleil, not so sure however during NYC colder weather; In the past you could arrive via ferry (which is so much faster); only transportation was via a shuttle bus which had to compete with everyone who chose to drive; so much traffic took almost 45 minutes to get out of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

I have been to Randall's twice already to see Cirque du Soleil. It is a great location; to NYC, The Bronx and Queens. There is plenty of room for the Cirque tents and parking. I am looking forward to going to Randall's Island again some day. It is very convenient.

1 Thank Lisa L
Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Hard to get to from Manhattan and Queens, this is a beautiful oasis developed by Robert Moses. I was here in May as part of local walking tour and enjoyed the views and experience of just walking from one end to the other.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is my childhood stomping grounds and now has become my mermaid grotto place i love it here, its quiet peaceful and so beautiful, not to mention clean, i was most impressed with their outbox portable bathroom. so many attraction to see and enjoy

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Music festival wise its a great space. Made it to the island in a ferry - very well organized. The festival itself was set up perfectly - we laid by the grass near the main stage and the view is impressive. I think this would be a great park to spend the day or make a picnic too.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

A great place to relax and enjoy outdoor activities. I went for a music fest, but I was also able to play around with batting cages and mini golf. It's a clean place, and conveniently close to the city.

Thank Jimmy A
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a day at the relays! Note: Not too many onsite eateries.... found other places at the Tennis dome across the street. Construction hindered alot lf parking. Bathroom lines can get long at times. Overall a great day with over 1000 high school athletes!!!

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