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Address: Trenton, NJ

Picturesque park in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Peaceful Walk

The park is nice and usually quiet. We have been there several times and once we toured the museum that is in the middle of the park. Very nice history lesson since we are not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ewing, New Jersey
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Ewing, New Jersey
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park is nice and usually quiet. We have been there several times and once we toured the museum that is in the middle of the park. Very nice history lesson since we are not originally from NJ

Thank Urban1026
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My mom and Grandmother used to take us weekly to Cadwalader Park a couple times per month when we were kids. They use to have a deer feeding area through the fence, as well as a bear and monkey pit. After visiting we would take a ride down Parkway avenue and look at the massive houses that we were told... More 

Thank J3159QKrichardm
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

In 1964, this park had a concert shell, caged bears, a monkey house, and children's petting zoo. The park is now a haven for drug users and is not the safest park to wander into as you may be accosted by panhandlers or thieves. There is an art museum in the Ellarslie house, but there is a risk of a... More 

1 Thank FrankAdams
Churchville, PA
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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Shaded peaceful little park in Trenton. Great museum to enjoy Trenton history and art. Convienent parking under the trees.

Thank PABuckeyeFans
Ewing, New Jersey
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Located in a once beautiful part of the city. The area is now dirty and dangerous. There is no reason to go there. Stay away.

2 Thank Benwa52
New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I'm a shame that the capital doesn't have a park that highlight what the garden state has to offer. The animals are no longer and even the swing set are in non-workable condition. The old deer pen has a sign that says,"it's wet lands" but it's more like weeds encased in a fence. Simply put... cutting the grass and collecting... More 

Thank tmac54
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

A nice walking park but lacking scenery. What was once a grand park has seen better days, but you can always get a nice work out with a few laps around the park. There is also an art museum where you can reminisce over the rich history Trenton, NJ has to offer.

Thank wilson g
Ewing, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Come on... Four Trenton cop suvs and still feel like a target for a crime. My youngest daughter 14 at the time asked why we cant go to this park, I told her Ok we'll go on a sunny Sunday It was still a bad idea

Thank Joe U
Westampton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This was a brief drive around the park on our way to the Ellarslie Art/History Museum located in the park.This was perfect for my dad who has walking issues but loves history. We drove around and the large history signs in the park were awesome. We later realized we could get a handout at the museum- then we did the... More 

Thank Pat A
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119 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is a great big park right in west Trenton. There are wide paths, shade trees, ball fields and the Ellarslie Museum! In the good weather, the park is hopping! Watch out for those huge cultural events, however, because then the neighborhoods around and the park itself are packed (unless you love crowds!).

Thank jon s

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