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“Beautiful Gardens” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Untermyer Gardens

Untermyer Gardens
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Yonkers
Certificate of Excellence
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Syracuse, New York
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337 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Beautiful gardens and grounds which overlook Hudson River. Free admission. Small parking lot but on-street parking nearby. Picturesque gardens which were quite popular with wedding groups the day we visited.

Visited August 2014
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This site has beautiful gardens and some ruins (columns, walls, pool). There is a structure built on a stone outcropping called the Temple of Love; don't miss it! There are also some easy hiking trails around the grounds and overlooks of the Hudson River. It is easily accessible by car, train, and bike. The grounds are accessible from the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail by foot or bike. There's a carriage trail that winds its way up to the gardens from the Trail. They also have free concerts on Saturday nights on the big lawn. There is limited parking. During the week, there were not a lot of people. There are paid tours on Sundays but otherwise, it's free.

Visited July 2014
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Bronx, New York
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“Doesn't get much better than this...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

A lovely experience. The gardens are beautiful and well kept. There are a bunch of scenic overlooks and even hiking trails. You can easily spend a few hours there. The main area (walled garden) is what you see in most of the photos that people post, from there the garden branches off into some overlooks, including that of the Hudson river. There are two small parking lots that hold a total of about 25 cars or so, but I noticed coming in that there is a lot of street parking. I went there on a Sunday afternoon (1pm) and was able to get a spot inside the private lot. One of the best things about this place is that its free!! The closest thing I can compare this place to is Wave Hill, which is in the Riverdale area I believe and also overlooks the Hudson, but there is a small fee of about $8ish, if I remember correctly. I saw that there was a tour guide that was explaining to a group about the history behind this place. I recommend this place to anyone, you'll have a great time!!

Visited July 2014
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Art Deco Style Gardens by the River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

A trip to Untermeyer Park is always fun and relaxing but the best time to visit is for the July and August summer concerts. Ranging from opera to salsa, symphonic and everything else in between, these free concerts in this beautiful park hugging the Hudson River are a pleasant musical diversion. Come early and prepare to picnic on the lawn because parking is limited. Prepare to park on Broadway and walk several or more blocks to the venue.

Visited July 2014
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“Made my day!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Was in the area with a friend who recommended to visit. What a wonderful experience, get away from reality!! Will definitely come back!

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