Secrets of Central Park

Central Park is one of New York’s largest tourist attractions, but there are very few who know some of its secrets. You probably won’t find out about it at most hotels in New York. There are many things inside the park that have historic meaning in various locations. Most visitors just pass right by them without giving them a second glance. For example, did you know that there are over 8,500 benches in Central Park alone and that the majority of them are dedicated to people? Many of the trees are where also planted years ago in memory of certain people as well.

Next time you visit Central Park, try not to overlook its beauty and historic value.  Here’s a list of a few things to look for:

 

  • The Chess and Checkers House
  • The Ladies’ Pavillion
  • Central Park’s Dairy
  • One of the many unique drinking fountains
  • The Sweedish Cottage
  • Shakespear Garden
  • Balto statue
  • Lombard Lamp

 

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