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Address: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
Phone Number: +1 718-549-3200
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hertfordshire

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Hertfordshire
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bronx, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The baby sister garden to NYBG. It's in a great area of the city so it's very nice and quiet, their garden is small but beautiful especially with the great view of the Hudson River. They also have a nice art gallery and the Wave Hill House museum to visit.

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dallas, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a good place to view fall foliage on our recent trip to NYC. Several people suggested Wave Hill, so we went on a Saturday morning. Took the 1 train to the end of the line, and caught the free shuttle bus just outside the station. Wave Hill is a secluded estate overlooking the Hudson River above... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We loved the beautiful gardens here and highly recommend taking the Dead Botantists walking tour. It might only occur in October for Halloween but don't miss it if you can go. The guide takes you to flora and fauna and explains the history of who discovered it and how they met their untimely ends! The shuttle to/from the 1 train... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I lived in New York for 15 years before I discovered Wave Hill; it's now my happy place. It's a practically perfect garden and arts center in the north Bronx, perched on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades. There's always something happening on the weekends: family art projects, grown-up art and craft workshops, birding walks, yoga,... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This little gem is tucked away in a residential area which keeps it off the radar from other attractions. It is well worth the effort to find it! There are numerous paths through woods and gardens with plenty of green space for kids to run around in the fresh air, too. The sweeping views of the Hudson and across to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wave Hill is a gem for anyone living in or visiting NYC. Easy to get to in the Bronx. A great combination of nature, botanical practices, history and art. Easy to navigate is a couple of hours or stay longer and sit back and enjoy the views.

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Yonkers, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

With its beautiful views of the Palisades and the Hudson River at any time of the year, Wave Hill is a place of beauty, peace and relaxation. Seasonal and perennial gardens, green houses, art exhibits, concert series, family programs, cooking classes, a terraced cafe, walking trails and a gift shop offer something for every individual and family. Parking is available... More 

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New York
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My wife recommended this place for me as teacher. On my day off I took my camera and headed there. I left home from Wave Hill very happy for what I see. It was nice day, nice view, a lots of knowledge, nice staff, good food in the cafeteria, great cup of coffee. All the aspect was in wonderful to... More 

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