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Address: Lowell, MA
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A park dedicated to the novelist Jack Kerouac gives visitors a glimpse into...

A park dedicated to the novelist Jack Kerouac gives visitors a glimpse into his childhood and beginnings as a writer.

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Nice, but a little run down

That would be about rightly suited for Kerouak himself. The granite slabs with engraved poems on them are nicely laid out, and it is located near some canals that are part of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2016
PFandtheFlyers
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to love this park. It's is beautiful and really pays tribute to Kerouac really well. However, recently the park has become overloaded with addicts and homeless people. But, then again, he was an addict himself....

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Thank chan928
Lowell, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this park, right at the edge of downtown. I have been here several times for various events such as the Food Truck Madness for the Lowell Food and Wine Festival. The benches and walkways were nicely kept and its large enough that you can roam around. Lowell is full of sites that have a lot of history behind... More 

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Thank Timna N
Northampton, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

That would be about rightly suited for Kerouak himself. The granite slabs with engraved poems on them are nicely laid out, and it is located near some canals that are part of the walking tours in town. Some of the slabs are starting to chip around the bottom, and the place could have used a little cleaning up, but it... More 

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Thank PFandtheFlyers
Englewood FL
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214 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A lot of granite stones with a lot of quotes from his books. Very well laid out with well kept grounds

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Thank Baker60
Lowell, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It took some time for the city of Lowell to get around to actually horror Jack Kerouac - for a long time he was considered something not to brag about - sort of like a crazy relative. it took time and a little perspective to decide that he was a very gifted writer and he deserved to be celebrated -... More 

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Thank Ellen D
Lincoln City, Oregon
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This isn't a plastic for at nifty but what parks are anymore it's just maybe a place to smoke a cigarette and have a quick bit of fresh air.. it's green it has character and people shouldn't think it's going to be some huge state park or think they won't see a few less desirables it's not feasible and I'm... More 

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Thank momofbabykings
Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kerouac park is a small green space with a monument to Kerouac. It has had its share of issues but has improved greatly even since last summer. Police have upped patrols and cameras are being installed. It is a good spot for little ones to ride bikes and scooters.

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Thank Kristen H
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The monument is entirely well suited to sitting in the rain sharing a bottle of cheap wine with the homeless and beat. It's more "Dr Sax" than "On The Road", more suitable for Lowell than for Big Sur.

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Thank Roger H
Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It would be a neat place if all the local Crack Heads and Pot Smokers didn't rally up there. Lowell has a lot of character but the police haven't cleaned up the touristy areas enough.

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2 Thank Jon T
Rheinberg, Germany
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The impression of the park fits to the appearance of a dilapidated city. Those responsible Lowell politicians should be ashamed. Visitors to the city I would only advise you to visit the grave of Jack Kerouac. Forget about the filthy rest...

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