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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a truly beautiful, glittering fountain located in the middle of the park. I passed it on the way to the Bow Bridge and the Ramble while bird watching., When I stopped to admire it, there was a crew of construction workers resurfacing the...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I think the best time to visit is on the weekend. There will be more people but it seems a little ominous with less people. Worth the walk for sure.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a Beautiful fountain located in the middle of the park, we passed it on the way to the Bow Bridge, and stopped to watch the various entertainers that were there. Well worth including on your route through the park.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

and the rowers.....and the Fountain and the tourists and all kinds of New Yorkers....great paths to follow from there

Thank Faye F
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Bethesda Fountain is a beautiful place to eat your lunch. Here you can enjoy street artists, musicians or choirs performing around you. Or you can sit and watch people in their boats rowing around the Lake. And the famous Bow bridge is just around the...More

Thank Runar L
Reviewed August 11, 2018

One of the nicer spots in Central Park. There is nothing special about but it is so popular that you can not miss it.

Thank Rami A
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Iconic NYC site you have to visit. It is just a fountain, but it's one that is shown in so many movies and television shows that you have to come see it. Great place to relax, people watch, and absorb a bit of NYC.

Thank orioles833
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is a pretty fountain in Central Park on a terrace next to the Lake with boating on it. There is an overview of the fountain (actually the ceiling for Bethesda Terrace) which is a great spot to take pictures

Thank Don P
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Although the "Friends" Fountain might be the most well known fountain in Central Park, this is by far the grandest. There are so many "Kodak Moments" to be had here from the amazing entryway, to the nearby lake and boathouse, and of course, the fountain...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The fountain attracts many people during warm, summer months. It is a beautiful, peaceful area. The angel sculpture is a favorite of mine, featured in many movies and tv shows that are filmed in NYC. There are places to sit around the fountain and take...More

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January 18, 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
August 11, 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
August 11, 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