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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... Read more

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The Met Breuer, located on Madison Avenue and 75th Street, was designed by Marcel Breuer as an additional space for the public to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art's modern and contemporary art program. Read more

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Bring your camera and capture the essence of Central Park's most unique attractions and beautiful backdrops on this photo walking tour! Read more

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

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Wollman Rink is open daily from late October through early April. Ice skating at Wollman Rink is one of the most popular and iconic things to do in NYC! Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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 Danish poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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Cal Vornberger

The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts is home to 11 resident arts organizations representing symphony, opera, chamber music, theater, dance, film, and arts education. It is one of New York's great cultural hubs. Read more

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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), showcasing natural wonders from dinosaurs to outer space. Read more

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Metropolitan Museum of Art" by City Profile

With a collection spanning over 5,000 years of history and 36,000 pieces from around the globe, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York City’s largest art museum and also one of the most famous in the world. Read 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. Read more

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Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened in 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum features modern and contemporary art and is one of New York City's most recognizable buildings. Read 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). Read more

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