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Wave Hill

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Beautiful Place

A small botanical garden but we'll worth a visit. Concerts on summer Wednesdays with a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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So pretty

This is a lovely garden to walk around, or to bring your family for a picnic, or even for some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
via mobile
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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A non-profit cultural institution that is located on 26 acres in the Bronx, whose mission is to explore the interaction between people and their natural environment through the maintenance of gardens, greenhouses and environmental protection...more
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West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471-2899
+1 718-549-3200
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Wave Hill has it all, beautiful views, historical meanderings, room for the kids to roam and, even, a place to get a bottled water and coffee. Bring your most comfortable shoes as it is "hilly" and can get "chilly" by the Hudson. Fall is a...More

6  Thank JodiFulgione
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Amazing views! This was my oasis in the bronx when i was single. too many rules for families with small kids. They need to get over themselves and their demand to make money. It is unacceptable. This should be a park for the public, not...More

4  Thank VickynycNyc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first time visiting since I was a little kid. Peaceful place to alone I think. My Elementary School used to take us there and we'd we learn how to waltz and do a few other kids activities. This recent visit with my...More

Thank Esther G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small botanical garden but we'll worth a visit. Concerts on summer Wednesdays with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Go at sunset

Thank Gillette18041
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely garden to walk around, or to bring your family for a picnic, or even for some yoga. It’s very well kept and overlooks the Hudson so the views are just beautiful- especially near sunset. There are woodsy parts, grassy parts, and...More

Thank cindela
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gardens and conservatory. Free admittance on Tues and Sat. Pay $8 to park close or $0 to take the shuttle. Nice gift shop; quiet.

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful place, my job it’s close to Wavehill, and during my first visit, I was so surprised that this place was so close to me and so beautiful. Landscape, the gardens and the architecture are amazing- a must see.

Thank riossant
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Well, it's not really hidden- you can reach it by subway but it isn't well advertised. What an incredible garden with views of the Hudson River and the Pallisades. The guides are volunteers but knowledgeable and the garden itself is so peaceful and beautiful you...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Wave Hill is a famous garden North of the City and certainly worth a visit. You can easily get a train from Grand Central and buy a package with your ticket that was incredibly inexpensive!! You cannot believe that in 20 minutes or so you...More

2  Thank Jack026
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Beautiful hidden gem. You forget you are in the city. I took the 1 train to 242 street and then the free Wave Hill shuttle outside the Burger King. Thank heaves they have that shuttle it's five minutes in a car but over 20 minute...More

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

If NYBG is the getaway, hen Wave Hill is he hideaway. 18 acres is the perfect size to fully explore in one day. Or you can tuck yourself into one of the collections with a good book and enjoy the serenity. A part of me...More

1  Thank Thor4816
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I always find peace and serenity when I’m here. The views are spectacular and the grounds are so charming. Best kept secret.

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31 July 2018|
Response from Mónica M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is an Entrance fee. I believe it was $8
Mandy G
28 August 2016|
Response from marabel100 | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Unfortunately. :(
16 April 2015|
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Response from Veronica G |
Donation days are Saturday from 9:00am - 12:00pm and Tuesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.