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New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

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New York Botanical Garden nurtures 50 different gardens and thousands of different plant species over more than 100 hectares (250 acres). Founded in 1891 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the gardens today represent one of New York's premier tourist attractions. You can wander through the herbarium, rock garden, an ornate vintage greenhouse, and even a research library containing more than half a million volumes. Don't miss what is perhaps one of the site's most notable sections: 20 hectares (50 acres) of original old-growth forest along the Bronx River, dating from before the European colonization of North America. Check the garden's schedule of events for information on temporary exhibits and special offers. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bronx trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • An impressive and very accesible garden. Great for strollers and wheel chairs. Tram ride will give you an overview. $28 entry fee for seniors, otherwise $30 well spent. 
    An impressive and very accesible garden. Great for strollers and wheel chairs. Tram ride will give you an overview. $28 entry fee for seniors, otherwise $30 well spent.  more »
  • Mainly an arboretum, not a lotta plants or flowers unless you pay extra and they're indoors. What kinda garden is that? As nutty as the movie Adaptation. Most fun is getting lost in the forest, the....  more
    Mainly an arboretum, not a lotta plants or flowers unless you pay extra and they're indoors. What kinda garden is that? As nutty as the movie Adaptation. Most fun is getting lost in the forest, the....  more »
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  • This is a really fun indoor place to visit during the cold winter days. Several iconic buildings/stations across NYC are modeled from wooden logs and trains are running all around them. A wonderful experience to learn about the historical progression of railroad in NY. Along the trains, you also get to learn lots about trees and plants. The ticket to the comes with full access to the garden. They have a limited number of parking spots, around 40, on site. Its $20 for the day. Tickets are $32 per adult. Buy tickets online to ensure you have guaranteed entry to the show. I’d recommend getting the membership, which costs about 1.5x price of regular ticket, but you get unlimited entries for the year. Certain level of membership also comes with free parking and 10% discount in Gift shop. If you already purchased tickets, you can get upto $95 in credit, if you buy membership on the same day of your visit. This is a fun family spot, lots if things to explore with kids. They have cafe and restaurants at the site too. Easily worth visit 2-3 times a year (winter, cherry blossom and summer days).
  • I've been wanting to go Kusama exhibit since I first saw one online. When I saw Cosmic Nature in NYC, I knew I wanted to go. It's a bit of a trek to get here from the city. It took over an hour to get here from Grand Central. It was definitely worth the trip here. I loved the exhibit, but the garden itself was gorgeous too. We spent a couple of hours here and if I wasn't so tired from walking so much already, we could have spent longer. I'd definitely recommend this as a great way to escape the city for a while.

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