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Don’t Miss These Sights Only Found in NYC’s Central Park!

 Central Park is quite possibly one of the most iconic locations in the world, located in between the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, and has been featured in numerous movies and television shows. It is, in fact, the most filmed location in the entire world, and receives an estimated 38 million visitors every year! Central Park’s fame hasn’t come solely from its cinematic appearances. This massive 850 acres plot of land is home to picturesque views, stunning sculptures, and beautiful botanical treasures, in addition to a nature sanctuary, a reservoir, a picnic lawn, a zoo (the famous Central Park Zoo!) and numerous amusement attractions, like carousels and amphitheaters. It stands ever-present as a hub for culture, art, and socialization. Clear proof of that are these structures, monuments, and statues erected all across the many pathways this park has to offer visitors.    

 

1. Simón Bolívar Monument (the Equestrian statue of Simón Bolívar), located in Bolivar Plaza, Central Park South, at the intersection of 59th Street and 6th Avenue

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Simón Bolívar Monument (the Equestrian statue of Simón Bolívar), located in Bolivar Plaza, Central Park South, at the intersection of 59th Street and 6th Avenue

(By David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. The Beethoven Memorial (Bust of Ludwig van Beethoven), located in the Central Park Mall

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, The Beethoven Memorial (Bust of Ludwig van Beethoven), located in the Central Park Mall

(By Henry Baerer (1837-1908), Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. Alice in Wonderland, located on East 74th Street in Central Park’s Conservatory Water

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Alice in Wonderland, located on East 74th Street in Central Park’s Conservatory Water

(By Gzzz, Wikimedia Commons

 

4. Belvedere Castle, containing numerous exhibit rooms and an observation deck, the exterior of which made numerous appearances in Sesame Street! 

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Belvedere Castle, containing numerous exhibit rooms and an observation deck, the exterior of which made numerous appearances in Sesame Street!

(By Stig Nygaard, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. The Rowers (Central Park Boathouse Dedicatory Sculpture), located in the Central Park Boathouse 

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, The Rowers (Central Park Boathouse Dedicatory Sculpture), located in the Central Park Boathouse

(By Throggmorton, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. Delacorte Clock Tower, in the Children’s Zoo, on which there are two monkeys (ringing the bell), a penguin (with a drum), a hippopotamus (with a violin), a bear (with a tambourine), an elephant (with a concertina), a goat (with Pan pipes) and a kangaroo (with a horn)

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Delacorte Clock Tower, in the Children’s Zoo, on which there are two monkeys (ringing the bell), a penguin (with a drum), a hippopotamus (with a violin), a bear (with a tambourine), an elephant (with a concertina), a goat (with Pan pipes) and a kangaroo (with a horn)

(By Jim.henderson, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

7. Balto, a bronze statue in honor of the Siberian Husky that saved an Alaskan town from diphtheria, located at the intersection of Central Park East Drive & East 66th Street

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Balto, a bronze statue in honor of the Siberian Husky that saved an Alaskan town from diphtheria, located at the intersection of Central Park East Drive & East 66th Street

(By Jim.henderson, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. Bethesda Terrace (behind) and Bethesda Fountain, with the Angel of the Waters statue atop

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Bethesda Terrace (behind) and Bethesda Fountain, with the Angel of the Waters statue atop

(By Ahodges7, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. The Dairy, one of the Parks many visitors centers, located south of the 65th Street transverse road

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, The Dairy, one of the Parks many visitors centers, located south of the 65th Street transverse road

(By Ingfbruno, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

10. Eagles and Prey, located in Center Drive, opposite Lilac Walk

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Eagles and Prey, located in Center Drive, opposite Lilac Walk

(By Christophe Fratin (1801-1864), Wikimedia Commons)  

 

11. Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, erected in honor of Architect Richard Morris Hunt, located at the intersection of 5th Avenue & 70th Street

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, erected in honor of Architect Richard Morris Hunt, located at the intersection of 5th Avenue & 70th Street

(By Ad Meskens, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. The Turtle Pond, between Belvedere Castle and the Green Lawn

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, The Turtle Pond, between Belvedere Castle and the Green Lawn

(By Ingfbruno, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. Pulitzer Fountain, also known as the "Fountain of Abundance," with the statue Pomona atop, located in Grand Army Plaza, at the intersection of 59th Street & 5th Avenue

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Pulitzer Fountain, also known as the "Fountain of Abundance", with the statue Pomona atop, located in Grand Army Plaza, at the intersection of 59th Street & 5th Avenue

(By Another Believer, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

14. Strawberry Fields Memorial (the John Lennon Memorial), located at West 72nd Street & Terrace Drive 

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Strawberry Fields Memorial (the John Lennon Memorial), located at West 72nd Street & Terrace Drive 

(By Bramstercate, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. Cleopatra's Needle ( an Egyptian Obelisque), located on 82nd Street, west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Cleopatra's Needle ( an Egyptian Obelisque), located on 82nd Street, west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(By Wallyg, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

16. Hans Christian Andersen statue, a tribute to the renowned Danish author and playwright, located beside Central Park Lake, which is opposite East 74th Street

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Hans Christian Andersen statue, tribute to the renowned Danish author and playwright, located beside Central Park Lake, which is opposite East 74th Street

(By B.D.'s world, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. Bow Bridge (originally Bridge No. 5), which is located in the southern section of Central Park’s lake, and is one of 39 bridges in the Park 

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Bow Bridge (originally Bridge No. 5), which is located in the southern section of Central Park’s lake, and is one of 39 bridges in the Park

(By Bryan Schorn, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

18. USS Maine National Monument, located in front of the Parks Merchant’s Gate entrance at Columbus Circle

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, USS Maine National Monument, located in front of the Parks Merchant’s Gate entrance at Columbus Circle

(By Peterjr1961, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

19. The Delacorte Theater, an 1,800-seat open-air theater, the setting of the regular Shakespeare in the Park productions, located close to the Parks entrance at the intersection of 81st Street & Central Park West   

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, The Delacorte Theater, a 1,800-seat open-air theater, setting of the regular Shakespeare in the Park productions, located close to the Parks entrance at the intersection of 81st street & Central Park West

(By Lazy Bastards, Wikimedia Commons)

 

20. Cherry Hill Fountain, located at Wagner Cove, found south of the Parks Lake 

Buildings, attractions, statues, monuments, tributes and memorials found in New York City’s Central Park, Cherry Hill Fountain, located at Wagner Cove, found south of the Parks Lake

(By Charles Smith, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

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