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Famous Landmarks

Experience the best of Central Park! Visit attractions such as Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, and Gapstow Bridge. Learn about the history and architecture of the park, and see where many famous movie & tv scenes were shot... more

Walking Tours

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Sam Levy

Bring your camera and learn how to capture the essence of Central Park's most beautiful backdrops on this photo walking tour! more

Photo Tours

Named for the Italian meaning "beautiful view," Belvedere Castle offers park goers panoramic views that include some of Central Park's most beautiful landmarks. more

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The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center was opened in 1993 as one of the park's main visitor centers. It holds a multitude of educational workshops throughout the year and a Catch & Release fishing program for youths. more

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Wollman Rink is open daily from late October through early April (weather permitting). Ice skating at the rink is one of the most popular things to do amongst New Yorkers and tourists alike. You can glide across the ice under a star-covered sky... more

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Rumsey Playfield is home to many types of music, dance and performance arts, as well as the annual SummerStage performance series. more

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Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon. more

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Balto Statue

Cal Vornberger

Balto the sled dog has nobly stood on a rock outcropping in Central Park since 1925. His statue, a big favorite in the Park, is located west of East Drive and 67th Street and north of the Zoo. more

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Swedish Cottage

Cal Vornberger

The Swedish Cottage was placed in Central Park in 1877 at the suggestion of Frederick Law Olmsted and served a variety of purposes, perhaps most importantly being used as the headquarters for the Civil Defense during World War II. more

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Sheep Meadow is an expansive 15-acre field in Central Park that is used today for sunbathing, kite flying, and relaxing summer picnics. more

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Central Park's Hans Christian Andersen statue was erected in 1956 to commemorate the author's 150th birthday. This tribute to the Dutch poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. more

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"Tavern on the Green" by NY Daily News

Established in 1934, when it replaced the sheepfold that had once housed the sheep of Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green has since become a New York City icon. more

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Bandshell by Wired New York

Here are a few famous things to do and attractions to visit that were inspired by popular movies filmed in Central Park. more

Activities

American Museum of Natural History, New York City

Marco Rubino

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the best museums in the area for children (and adults as well). This museum is located on Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets. more

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The Delacorte Music Clock is a great attraction for kids, playing a total of 44 songs that change with the season. It's located near the Children's Zoo and Wildlife Center. more

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Loeb Boathouse, one of the most famous icons of Central Park, is located at the northeastern tip of the Lake and offers boat rentals and gondola rides, as well as an exquisite dining experience. more

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Though often referred to by its nickname, Cleopatra's Needle, this ancient artifact was in fact commissioned by Pharaoh Thutmosis III around 1500 BC in celebration of his 3rd jubilee (or the 30th year of his reign). more

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The beautiful, schist bridge found at 62nd street in Central Park, offering one of the best views of the New York City skyline, is known as the Gapstow Bridge. more

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The Carousel is one of Central Park's most famous attractions. Climb aboard one of its 57 beautiful horses for an exciting three-and-a-half minute ride. more

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Bethesda Fountain is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide. more

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