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Address: Southwest corner of Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Milked

Unfortunately this area has a number of homeless. If you look past them you will see what is such a vibrant, bright and colourful area. We stayed about 900m from here and felt... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
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Byford, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this area has a number of homeless. If you look past them you will see what is such a vibrant, bright and colourful area. We stayed about 900m from here and felt very safe walking to and from dinner (we didn't stay out past 9pm though). All in all this is a good location!!

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I pass this location every day on my way to the Castro Muni station. I love the idea of a Harvey Milk memorial but have no clue why they decided to put it at the entrance to a crowded and dirty bus station. There are a few signs with information, but you'll have to walk over sleeping homeless people, fight... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Harvey Milk Plaza is located at Market & Castro and also happens to be at the entrance to the MUNI underground. This is where the Castro Street begins. Look at the HUGE, I mean HUGE rainbow flag at the intersection of the former Bank of America building. If you are coming out of the MUNI underground, don’t mind the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Has a lot of good photos and info about Milk. However, it is in a dirty underground train entrance. It is very scuzy and almost under a bridge looking structure.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Harvey Milk Plaza is unfortunately the entrance to the Castro Street Muni metro station. Aggressive homeless and open use of heroin and crack can be found here. Metro station personnel refuse to take any action.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

in Castro At the end of the metro. Nice to see the great Harvey having a lovely plaza named after him Castro is fab too

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

After the movie Milk with Sean Penn many people got familiar with the name Harvey Milk and with his legacy. It was cool to see that the people from the neighborhood take care of this plaza proudly.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

The Harvey Milk Plaza is a tiny memorial honouring Harvey Milk by means of several signs adjacent to a public transport station. The 'Harvey Milk Plaza' signage rests on a walkway that is lined with trees and greenery. All in all, this is not a site to seek out, but worth checking off your list when in the Castro District.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Harvey Milk was a civil rights icon of SF. If you have watched the movie about him with Sean Penn then definitely visit the Harvey Milk plaza.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

I thought there would be more to see at Harvey Milk Plaza so it was a little disappointing but you have to visit if you're in the Castro area.

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A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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