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Bethesda Fountain: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was because it was so hot when we visited, or maybe the fountain is as wonderful as we thought, but it certainly pleased our water-hungry eyes. The lower basin of the fountain measures nearly 100 feet across and is filled with water lilies...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jacqui F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special landmark that is the site of many films. Terrific meeting place at the end of Literary Row. I loved the waterlilies and learning that the angel protects the water. Nearby are the row boats for rent and there is a stunning tunnel that leads...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Inspiring place its more beautiful than portrayed in movies and ir pics .. we went on winter and it was magical

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

One of Central Park’s internal landmarks, this historic fountain sits in the Bethesda Terrace, which itself sits at the southern shore of the park’s famous Lake. The 1873 fountain sculpture is actually the first major work of public art that the City commissioned a female...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

The Bethesda Fountain is a beautiful part of Central Park at the top of the mall, a must see if you're in Central Park.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful piece of history and art. It’s a wonderful place to sit , watch the tow boats in the pond.Explore the tunnel from home alone. Admire the incredible architecture. Enjoy the surrounding paths to meander down! Just the sound of the splashing water...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Travelingover50
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

It is so iconic and you can people watch for a long time. The fountain is so nice with the pond right behind. The last time I went there was a brother and sister singing under the archway where the acoustics were amazing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dave k
Reviewed 4 August 2019

We stopped by Bethesda Fountain and Terraces during a visit to Central Park. The foundation is located just about in the middle of the entire park and is easy to find with online maps and guides. We visited around 8am and the entire area was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank untdrum99
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

This is a truly beautiful spot in a wonderful park. We have seen this so many times in movies I wanted to see it! Glad I did.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PatPilees
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

We loved the area where the fountain is located. Such a nice area with the lake behind it. People can rent rowboats and you can see them all around this area. Great place to people watch and enjoy the fountain. Definitely visit this fountain in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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19 January 2018|
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Response from drmikenyc | Reviewed this property |
The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind... literally. It's the weather, not an arbitrary date which determines the fountain's functioning. It's been turned off in warm weather too, if there's a drought, and times when... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are entrances to the park at west 72d street and Central Park West and East 72d Street and Fifth Ave. The Terrace Drive is essentially an extension of 72d Street and connects the two entrances. The Betthesda... More
12 August 2017|
Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
On weekdays -- yes. but it is tricky, doable on weekdays only and probably a bad idea. Get out your map. On weekdays, not weekends, cars can enter the park until 6 or 7PM at 6th Avenue and Central Park So. (59th Street... More