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“Pretty much a park like any other” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bushnell Park

Bushnell Park
30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106
860-232-6710
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Ranked #9 of 57 things to do in Hartford
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Owner description: The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors to its 1914 carousel, and also features memorials honoring Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers and some 150 varieties of trees.
Howell, New Jersey
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pretty much a park like any other”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Since the park was located right across from my hotel, I figured I would walk through it to get to my other destinations. It was a nice park, but nothing special to go out of your way to see.

Visited July 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Bushnell Park is at its best during the winter. The skating rink is free. Hot chocolate. Lights. The carousel will be open until Christmas and for New Year's eve.

But if you would like to hang out in the park during the summer - it's a great place to come during the day with a book or for Monday night Jazz.

Visited November 2012
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Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A walk in the park!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Nice for a sunny afternoon walk! Hartford downtown is worth the trip. Concerts during the summer skating in the winter. Nice restaurants to visit too.

Visited April 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Beautiful roses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

You want to go here when the roses & flowers are in bloom. Its very beautiful. Many different types of roses & great flower beds & landscaping throughout.

Visited May 2012
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New London, Connecticut
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161 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Hartford Marathon held in the park - Excellent time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The park is in a nice location of Hartford, by the Capitol. Everything was clean, police were helpful.

Visited October 2012
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