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Address: 30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
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The first public park in America that was financed with public funds,...

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.

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Pretty urban park

Bushnell Park is a beautiful urban park with footpaths and ponds and a terrific antique carousel (summers only). It is a great venue for music festivals and during the day there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Killingworth, CT
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Killingworth, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bushnell Park is a beautiful urban park with footpaths and ponds and a terrific antique carousel (summers only). It is a great venue for music festivals and during the day there is a very good selection of food trucks parked nearby for lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have attended jazz concerts and other events at this park. It is a great outdoor venue and offers activities for the entire family during the spring and summer.

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Thank Nelson5454
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bushnell Park is another gem in the city of Hartford. Lots of year-round activities. Located centrally and easily accessible by foot, car or public transportation. Home to one of the oldest carousel in the US and to the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival. The park is nestled among a variety of restaurants and businesses including the beautiful CT State Capitol.

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wandered around taking an early morning walk. Not much going on at that hour, but the park was clean and pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Lovely safe park to walk through with a magnificient view of the Capital Building. Shame the carousel was closed but we could peek in the window to see it.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was working closeby and this was a nice little distraction for lunchtime. Besides the walking paths, along the side of the park toward the state capitol there are vendor trucks at lunchtime and the food is pretty good. Every cuisine is represented I think, American, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Chinese, etc. Prices were medium range but they give you a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nothing really to do here but walk around and enjoy a little tranquility on the edge of a busy city. Take a jog, walk your dog or stop at the cart and eat like a hog. It's just the place to take a break from all the bustle and noise of downtown Hartford.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were here for the Hartford marathon, and are so glad that we walked through it the day before. It is a huge downtown park, with walking paths, mature trees, a carousel, and the Arch! We walked there from the Hlton, a short couple of blocks, and enjoyed the day. It was super clean, and the fall trees were beautiful

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RochesterMN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Though the weather was uncooperative, we had a nice walk through the park. It was clean with lots of green space. Loved the architecture and structures surrounding and throughout the park.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Busnell Park is a lovely expanse of green with statues, fountains, a pond, a carousel, an outdoor stage, and plenty of room for a picnic or gathering or game of sports. It is located downtown, in front of the capitol building. There is a lovely historic arch on one side. We enjoyed our stroll around Bushnell Park and would recommend... More 

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