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Cleopatra's Needle

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Upper East Side at 81st Street., Central Park, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Overpriced and mediocre at best. Go anywhere else in the neighborhood - the food is prefab and the wine pours are tiny. Not worth the price.

Thank Courtney T
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I've been to NYC many, many times and never knew this little gem existed. It is amazing to see such an artifact (3500 BC?) up close. I've always wanted to visit Egypt but this will have to do. Quite an amazing piece with an equally...More

Thank CrystalN320
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I almost walked my feet off trying to find “Cleopatra’s Needle!! It was well worth it though. I will never be able to travel to Egypt & right here in NYC, the Egyptians sent this fabulous piece of history to us as a gift in...More

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is a monument you must see.You have go thro Central park to have a closer look.This is about 3500 years old!

Thank SE s
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Heard about this Egyptian obelisk when on the bus tour but could not see it as it's behind the Met Museum when travelling along 5th Ave. Walked up through Central Park and there it was in all it's splendour....3500 years old standing erect.

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We recently visited Central Park and enjoyed seeing some of the park monuments alongside spring blooms which were starting to fill the trees. This was particularly the case with Cleopatra's Needle, the 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk situated directly behind Central Park. The obelisk itself...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful. Historical symbol in our own Central Park. This authentic symbol of ancient Egypt is seen easily from the met museum or up claire se in b the park. Carved symbols in the object make. This a wonderful conversation item and photo op. It...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Last week my wife and I were touring inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and came around a corner in front of a huge window and there was the full length of Cleopatra's Needle perfectly framed in the window. I had never noticed that view...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It is easy for people to miss Cleopatra's Needle as it is in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was brought here by the Met years ago. This piece of history was a gift from the Egyptian government for the United States...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Located inside Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum. By 81 Street New York. I love visiting this. Attraction.

Thank Nasir A
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