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Bushnell Park

30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
+1 860-232-6710
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Nice city center park

Enjoyed our stroll through the park plus our visit to the Soldiers and Sailors Civil War monument... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David G
Boca Raton, Florida
via mobile
Nice place to stroll, lie out, or toss a frisbee

Walked through here on the way to the capitol for a tour and again after dinner. Lots of people out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurel, Maryland
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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.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1215
+1 860-232-6710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stroll through the park plus our visit to the Soldiers and Sailors Civil War monument. All in all a nice adjunct to a visit to the State Capitol and with the plus of local street parking.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through here on the way to the capitol for a tour and again after dinner. Lots of people out both times - at lunchtime and in the evening. In the evening I walked around for about an hour. People with their kids, people on...More

Thank RandomTraveler76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park amidst the concrete downtown area. It's very clean and green! Have lovely views of the Capitol Building, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, there is a carousel and it's just a great place to walk, exercise or just enjoy the day! It's an...More

Thank SasMonti
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous green space, where you can stroll, visit the fountain and lake, visit the carousel or just take a short cut from the State Capitol to downtown.

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a very nice 50-acre park right in the heart of the city of Hartford. There are many beautiful old trees and fountains scattered throughout. There are lots of benches where you can sit and enjoy the scenery. There is the Soldiers and Sailors...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This coming Monday is the last concert for the season and the weather looks great, so pack your cooler and grab your lawn chairs and get out and enjoy good music and good fellowship and it's free

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A pleasant spot for a break. The carousel is worht a visit, and the park is fine for a relaxing stroll.

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at how pleasant an evening we had at the annual festival of jazz held in July. It was easy to find space for our chairs, easy to hear the performances, and easy to see the large video screens. We found the...More

Thank Cayman408
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Situated in the center of Hartford right down the hill from the Capitol building, this is a large park with grassy fields, playing fields, impressive stone arch monument to the Civil War, carousel, and lake with fountain. Only missing the most important thing in a...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A lovely walk through a very clean, sunny day. Saw heron near the fountain. People eating lunches, ride on carrousel. Just lovely!

Thank 201margaret
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Shari C
18 March 2015|
Response from beverley d | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know, I didn't see anyone with a dog and I just had one visit there as it was across the street from my hotel.