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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Bethesda Fountain a beautiful place to stop, draw breath, and admire the scenery. Yes, it’s busy, but don’t let that put you off - or go early!

Thank ADM1959
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful, glittering fountain located in the middle of the park. I passed it on the way to the Bow Bridge and the Ramble while bird watching., When I stopped to admire it, there was a crew of construction workers resurfacing the area around the fountain - but I still enjoyed its beauty. Well worth including on a walk or tour of the park.

Thank DanW440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the best time to visit is on the weekend. There will be more people but it seems a little ominous with less people. Worth the walk for sure.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a Beautiful fountain located in the middle of the park, we passed it on the way to the Bow Bridge, and stopped to watch the various entertainers that were there.
Well worth including on your route through the park.

Thank 235AndrewR
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

and the rowers.....and the Fountain and the tourists and
all kinds of New Yorkers....great paths to follow from there

Thank 653fayef
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Bethesda Fountain is a beautiful place to eat your lunch. Here you can enjoy street artists, musicians or choirs performing around you. Or you can sit and watch people in their boats rowing around the Lake. And the famous Bow bridge is just around the "corner". Great place to take some photos!

Thank Runar L
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

One of the nicer spots in Central Park. There is nothing special about but it is so popular that you can not miss it.

Thank Rami A
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Iconic NYC site you have to visit. It is just a fountain, but it's one that is shown in so many movies and television shows that you have to come see it. Great place to relax, people watch, and absorb a bit of NYC.

Thank orioles833
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is a pretty fountain in Central Park on a terrace next to the Lake with boating on it. There is an overview of the fountain (actually the ceiling for Bethesda Terrace) which is a great spot to take pictures

Thank Don P
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Although the "Friends" Fountain might be the most well known fountain in Central Park, this is by far the grandest. There are so many "Kodak Moments" to be had here from the amazing entryway, to the nearby lake and boathouse, and of course, the fountain itself. We spent a great deal of time here, just enjoying the beauty of it all. Just about everywhere you look you can find another setting for the perfect photo opportunity.

Thank ThomasTCat
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