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Review of Balto Statue

Balto Statue
Ranked #215 of 1,136 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a statue in the central park.You will see it on your Central park tour.A good photo opportunity.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

I can't say i meant to visit this statue, rather came across it whilst walking through Central Park.

I think its great to have statue's like this dotted throughout the park and its great to admire and take photographs with should you come across it or specifically look for it.

Not really much more to say about this really...

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Of the monuments I enjoy seeing in Central Park is the Balto Statue just before the Willowdell Arch bridge. Sculpted by Frederick George Richard Roth and erected in 1925, here you see a bronze of a Siberian Husky called Balto, who famously led a dog team through terrible winter conditions on a 675 mile journey to bring medicine to an isolated community in Alaska.

Balto is wearing dog sled gear and is standing upon a boulder. There is an plaque with dedication message mounted into the face of the boulder, just below the Balto statue. Have a quick look before moving on to other intended sightseeing in Central Park.

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Just a great morning walking and biking through Central Park. Went looking for the Balto statue. There were a lot of people talking pictures. My son and the other kids climbed on the statue. It made him happy so I was happy. This is a statue dedicated to all the sled teams in Alaska that saved Nome from an epidemic way back. Read the Book.

Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Balto was the lead sled dog who led the sled dog team across a frozen lake in a snowstorm in 1925 with the life saving diptheria serum for children in Nome Alaska. In near whiteout conditions, the sled dog driver, in order to save time, trusted Balto to lead them across a frozen part of the sea on the way to Nome Alaska. And he made it!!! Many lives were saved. And this proud monument is dedicated towards his courage and skill. I am still in awe. Easy access to see the statue in Central Park, close to 67th Street. The statue is shown on most directories of what to see in the park. A great place for photos.

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