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Review of Balto Statue

Balto Statue
Ranked #215 of 1,137 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 13, 2018

The Balto Statue is dedicated to the most famous dog of his era. The Siberian Huskey Balto who lead a team of sled dogs to Nome Alaska to deliver medicine that saved countless lives and became a national hero. His statue can be found in Central Park at the East Drive and 62nd Street.

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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.

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