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“Beautiful and peaceful!”
Review of Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission with Access to The Met Breuer and The...
Ranked #153 of 1,096 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: A quiet oasis in the middle of New York City, a place to get away from the hectic pace, people-watch, hike or just ride a bike.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful!”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Fort Tryon park is one of New York City's best kept secrets. Tucked away on the Hudson, Fort Tryon is a slice of magic, a rose in the briar patch.

Wandering about on the tree lined paths above the river, or wandering up steep stone steps, you experience a whole new New York, something which you might have thought doesn't exist in "The City Which Never Sleeps" ™ ®. But it does, and boy it is beautiful!

When you think of green spaces in New York City, you immediately think of Central Park, or maybe Battery Park or Riverside Park, but people tend to forget Fort Tryon simply because most people don't know it is in New York, let alone Manhattan.A hop, skip and a Subway stop away from downtown. One of the best things about Fort Tryon is that it incorporates The Cloisters, an annex of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, set in a beautiful building and garden.

I highly reccomend a visit to Fort Tryon Park, it might be a little off the beaten track, but it is worth the excursion.

Visited May 2012
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South Orange, New Jersey
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“Hidden Gem in NYC”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a beautiful park, with breathtaking views of the river and is particularly spectacular in fall. It's a bit out of the way for those coming from the heart of Manhattan, but if you are visiting NYC for more than a few days or if you live here, it's definitely worth the trek. Really beautiful!

Visited November 2011
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Reading, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“haven of peace and beauty at the end of the line”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Amazing gardens and views (and the Catacomb Museum) near the end of the A Line only 30 minutes from downtown

Quiet, large gardens, views down on the Hudson and back over upper Manhattan this place is a real gem with the Medieval Catacomb Museum if you want to see some sights

On a sunny day you have to pinch yourself to remember you are still on Manhattan island

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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375 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“How many people know this is here???”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is on the to do list for sure, even when I come back I will visit again with my husband this time. It is such a beautiful building and the artwork, gardens, courtyards, surrounds...need I go on. Do yourself a favour and visit this wonderful place.

Visited September 2011
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Rhode Island
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206 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“cloister museum on the Hudson”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you do not have time to visit the art works in Europe take some time when visiting NYC to visit a lovely art museum on the hill of the Hudson River surrounded by gardens and beautiful landscaping. It is called the Cloisters and you get there by taking the A train and getting off at 190th street. You will be stepping back in time see beautiful art work along with gold pieces and sculptures. Bring a picnic lunch and take time to enjoy the breezes from the river and watch sail boats slowly glide by.

Visited July 2012
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