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Wave Hill

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Address: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
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+1 718-549-3200
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30
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A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx,...

A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to explore the interaction between people and their natural environment through the maintenance of gardens, greenhouses and environmental protection programs for residents and visitors.

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Always a pleasure!

We love the views, the walking, the gardens are among the best we have ever seen! The gift shop has good selections for presents, for kids and for gardening.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rena G
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We first dame in summer, a much nicer time...now, nothing is in bloom, and buildings were closed! In summer, there are lectures and concerts..look and plan ahead..

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the views, the walking, the gardens are among the best we have ever seen! The gift shop has good selections for presents, for kids and for gardening.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee is cheaper than the NY Botanical Garden, but it's smaller. It's still very beautiful and a great place to photograph. They gave me a discount because I got there so late, which was nice of the staff.

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a floral oasis in the Bronx on the Hudson River. Easy to walk around. Had a sandwich and drink as we overlooked the river and the George Washington Bridge. Beautiful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wade Hill recently was awarded the title of "best attraction in the Bronx". It's definitely a quiet, nature-filled outing. Mostly you walk around and enjoy the gardens and the view of the Hudson river and the Palisades. The view is nothing short of stunning. They have some small galleries with exhibits that always change. They have programs for kids on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a place for a leisurely afternoon alone or with family. Not "exciting", just places to stroll and rest, including large goldfish pond, greenhouse, herb garden, nature path. On weekends, great art activities for kids. Our 6 and 4 year old grandchildren love to visot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great escape from the city. Wonderful view of the Hudson River. Beautiful flower exhibition of cacti

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Bronx is always one of my favourite places to spend time in when visiting NY. I love it's parks and historic houses. I'd heard of Wave Hill and seen photos online but this was my first time visiting. Typically these places won't look their best in December but as soon as we entered the gardens we were blown away... More 

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Someone needs to privately message me to explain this place. I don't understand it! So we get there and they say we can't park in the car park unless we want to spend $8. However we can park in another car park a few minutes away and get a FREE shuttle there and back. Surely they can just have a... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I had heard about this place for so many years that I expected rolling lawns and vast open spaces... and it's not like that. It's a beautiful home (that you can't really go inside except for scheduled events or to use the bathroom or cafe) with gardens and grounds overlooking the Hudson River and NJ Palisades. But once other people... More 

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