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Bushnell Park

30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
+1 860-232-6710
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A good place to walk prior to enjoying the restaurants of downtown Hartford. As the weather changes... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
PastorAndreLMcGuire
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Beautiful park

Bushnell Park is a lovely place to visit. I visited in March and there was snow on the ground but I... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
RamonaL34
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The first public park in America that was financed with public funds, Bushnell Park draws visitors to its 1914 carousel, and also features memorials honoring Civil War and Spanish-American War soldiers and some 150 varieties of trees.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“memorial arch” (10 reviews)
“state capitol” (15 reviews)
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30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
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"green space"
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"nice place to stroll"
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"young at heart"
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"summer concerts"
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A good place to walk prior to enjoying the restaurants of downtown Hartford. As the weather changes the park begins to come alive with its carousel and pond.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Bushnell Park is a lovely place to visit. I visited in March and there was snow on the ground but I am certain it is a fantastic place to be in the summer time. There are many things to do at Bushnell Park. The park...More

Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Bushnell Park is right below the State Capitol. It's also the first urban park in America. It has a remarkable memorial arch, a functioning carousel and plenty of greenery. Nice place for a stroll.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

There isn't anything special about this park, but it's always nice having green space in a city. It has a carousel, a water feature, an old fountain, and hosts concerts during the summer. During winter, an ice-skating rink is set up.

Thank always_come_home
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

As far as parks go, this is a nice one. Not much goes on in the winter time. A place to ice skate. I think that's about it. The summer time is when it comes to life. Jazz bands and other things. Nice place to...More

Thank dialam
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love to walk this park. Each lap is a little over 1 mile. Great fields to play in, love the carousel.

Thank Debra S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The carousel was the highlight of the park. A nice area with plenty of grass. Concrete sidewalks throughout make walking easy.

Thank JeanneM324
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Friendly stroll and time spent under the shade of the trees. Good views of the water, Soldiers and Sailors arch, access from/to the State Capitol. Very busy though, so finding a good spot away from the noise was tough, but not impossible.

Thank LVSquared
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Just across the road from our hotel and with the State Capital Building in the background it was a really good place for a walk.

Thank Roger G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The park itself is very beautiful. I really love the fountain center piece. This park is right near the state capital building which is really a pretty sight. I was there to attend a community event. Throughout the year, events happened in this park. Bushnell...More

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Shari C
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Dogs are welcome, but there is no off leash area for them. Animals are required to be under control and on a leash at all times, persuant to city and state law.
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