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Bethesda Fountain

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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It was really cool

It was really cool seeing the Bethesda Fountain, I’m a huge fan of Elf and Enchanted so seeing it up close was great. we were there on an drizzly December morning so it was not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Chris D
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was really cool seeing the Bethesda Fountain, I’m a huge fan of Elf and Enchanted so seeing it up close was great. we were there on an drizzly December morning so it was not too crowded but there was also no water in the fountain either. It was still great to see though and I recommend it to anybody... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Film heaven location ... john wicker for one and then I could list 10 other. It's also a beautiful place with one of the most beautiful fountains in the park.

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a stroll through Central Park on a beautiful November day and stopped by the fountain for some photos. It is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Central Park easy to get help in the park to find the fountain. Or take the padicab which can be helpful

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see. It's a famous place that you will see in a lot of movies, and in real-life you must stop when nearby. Don't forget to enjoy the view over the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central Park can be simply a place of peace and solitude or it can be a longer walk appreciating landmarks such as this. Haven't seen all the movies it as been in but do enjoy the symbolism and the fountain's beauty.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Today we got there and it was very misty. It was so romantic. The angel has been in so many movies that you have to go and see her. She's amazing! The stairs that descend to the fountain are magical too. Put this on your 'to visit' list when in New York!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I came here with my boyfriend who is a huge movie geek. This place features in Home Alone 2, Ransom and one of the Marvel movies (and I'm sure hundreds of others). There is a gorgeous fountain in the middle and it's right next to a lake where you can hire paddle boats. There was a busker there singing some... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Most beautiful fountain in Manhattan. Great overview on the road above and lovely lake to the North rents row boats in the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have been there many times although I am from Upstate NY and by that I mean Albany/Schenectady area - not Rochester!!! WE purposely go there every time we go to partake of the amount of wonderful musicians that we hear there in a very tasteful way not to mention the beauty of the area. There is a somewhat good... More 

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