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Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
+1 718-549-3200
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Beautiful Gardens and Grounds

In the middle of Riverdale New York a hidden gem. Gardens and rolling hills. Beautiful view of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mitchell W
White Plains, New York
A beautiful oasis in the middle of New York City

Beautiful grounds, rich history, helpful staff! A real treasure. View of the Hudson River, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EricaJoe G
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hudson river” (60 reviews)
“an art gallery” (12 reviews)
“free shuttle” (9 reviews)
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West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
+1 718-549-3200

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of Riverdale New York a hidden gem. Gardens and rolling hills. Beautiful view of the Hudson River. A lovely place to stroll, sit, and take in the sights, smells and sounds.

Thank Mitchell W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds, rich history, helpful staff! A real treasure. View of the Hudson River, the Palisades. Easy access via public transportation or by car.

Thank EricaJoe G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late September in a heat wave is not when a garden looks it's best but Wave Hill is amazing even then. This is much smaller than NY Botanical Garden but makes up for that with intensive planting in unusual plant combinations. A gem of a...More

Thank sebkayak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have opted to take one day "stay-cations" around NYC this year. (btw - highly recommended) On Sept. 15 we visited Wave Hill in The Bronx and left refreshed and renewed. The houses are beautiful but the gardens are extraordinary! They are...More

Thank TourGuideTom2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A definite gem. Lots of grounds and flora. Beautiful views of the Hudson River. Very nice staff. Cute gift shop. A beautiful setting.

Thank ArmyNurseElPaso_TX
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I go here whenever I need some calming. It is not as big as Botanical Gardens, but it is more serene! Less crowded and just as beautiful.

Thank BarbaraGee
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Good for a few hours respite from the noise of the city. Pleasant grounds to just sit and read. There are art exhibits in addition to the plantings

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a delight to find this beautiful spot overlooking the Hudson River just minutes from the center of Manhattan. Located in Riverdale, in the Bronx, Wave HIll has beautiful gardens and green houses. It has a lovely cafe for a quick bite. My friend and...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We always had a family membership at the Bronx Zoo and my kids loved it. We tried the Botanical gardens and it was too restrictive. We can walk to Wave Hill and the kids can run around. We bring bagels and the Times on Sunday....More

Thank marcyfeller
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Love coming here for the day. And listening to concerts or just having a picnic or dining out. With friends. Beautiful gardens . Come here and see for yourself

Thank Allan S
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Mandy G
28 August 2016|
Response from marabel100 | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Unfortunately. :(
15 April 2015|
Response from Veronica G |
Donation days are Saturday from 9:00am - 12:00pm and Tuesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.