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Address: Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-349-6238
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Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich...

Whether you want to relax, people-watch or learn about Boston's rich heritage, visit this central meeting ground in the heart of historic Cambridge.

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Just renovated!

After endless construction, Cambridge Common has undergone a bit of a facelift. There's some history attached, but the highlight for me (and my granddaughter) is the wonderful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 6, 2016
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Boston, MA
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

After endless construction, Cambridge Common has undergone a bit of a facelift. There's some history attached, but the highlight for me (and my granddaughter) is the wonderful playground.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Kemp Playground on the edge of the common is the greatest playground I have ever seen. There is a giant sandpit, and a water pump. There are also buckets on pulleys, a conveyor belt, and other building tools. Along with climbing structures, slides, swings, and a sprinkler. My 2 and 4 year did not even look for me for at... More 

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Castaic, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The common is a wonderful area and our favorite was walking the store fronts on Mass. Ave. and everyone was quite friendly.

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chicago, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Visited here during our visit to Cambridge. It has a nice playground for kids that is fenced in, so you don't have to worry about them wandering off. There is a nice sand/water element there that was a big hit. Good place to let the kids burn off some energy. Be careful what you put into your GPS - there... More 

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 609 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nice park for the kids on one end is the real attraction. Adults can glance over toward the restaurants that might be up next on the agenda.

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Dartmouth, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I never expected my stroll through Cambridge Common to be so interesting. George Washington accepted the command of the troops in the Revolution here, right here where I was standing, and that felt impressive. The ride of William Dawes is commemorated on one side of the Common, and there are many other monuments to history around the Common. It was... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Common is a green area that is boring and lacks beauty. there are not enough seats and it has no interest for families or adults. The buildings in Garden st or Concord are not that pretty to make-up for the lack of beauty of this area. It is such a waist since it sits in prime land in front... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

The children's play area in the Cambridge Commons was redone about 10 years ago and it is WONDERFUL. It spurs the imagination and is not so big that you have to trail your kid! Great place to let them release energy as you wander Cambridge. Definitely worth seeing.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This historic park borders Harvard University and has fields and a playground. It was under construction this summer so hopefully it will be nicer when construction is complete.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

Such awesome history took place here. The cemetery for Paul revere is close by. Freedom trail tour we took was awesome and informative

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