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“Used to be the best place for a Sunday!!!!!!”
Review of Cadwalader Park

Ranked #18 of 21 things to do in Trenton
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Owner description: Picturesque park in Trenton, New Jersey.
Reviewed September 17, 2013

As I child my parents would take me there every sunday with the balloon man at the gate waiting each week. We would feed the animals and enjoy the rides, now nothing. You may view the exhibits in the house and the cannon (look up the history as how it was named) but the rest is gone, no more bears, monkeys and animals to feed.

2  Thank Sebastiano S
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The park is very pretty but it is not in a safe part of town. The police presence did not help shake the feeling. The park is somewhat small - but pretty. However, we were very uncomfortable even driving through the park.

Ellarslie mansion is in the center of the park. It is now a museum (no fee). The first floor has a rotating art display. The second floor has a small history of pottery in NJ. We ran through the museum because we did not feel safe leaving our car parked outside.

4  Thank Linda O
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This park has some nice qualities to it and some recent work has been done but its still not what it once was. But of course, that can be said for other places as well. It's not in the best of areas but visiting during the mid day hours should not be an issue. Overall I would pick other parks to go to instead of this one.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Many people do not know that Cadwalder Park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead the designer of New York's Central Park. Although much smaller, and not in the best neighborhood, this park is a genuine joy for those that enjoy a naturally designed park.

1  Thank brc1
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is an interesting place in Trenton. There is an old mansion, Ellerslie, that now has a museum of Trenton products on the second floor and the first floor servers as a venue for an art show each spring. There are old monkey cages from the time when there was a zoo. Interresting place.

2  Thank NormanF331
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