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Cleopatra's Needle

Upper East Side at 81st Street., Central Park, New York City, NY
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Upper East Side at 81st Street., Central Park, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We definitely didn't expect to come across Cleopatra's Needle in the middle of Central Park 😂 A beautiful piece of history.

1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We weren’t on any particular mission—just strolling through Central Park. I must admit I had no idea there was an obelisk even in New York. Learning more about her made the find that more meaningful. The ancient obelisk is lumped collectively with three others in...More

3  Thank Dorothy_NeilA
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Dates back to 1600bc and I believe this is the only Egyptian obelisk in the USA. Located in Central Park on 81st Street this seems almost out of place, but is a wonderful addition to the park.

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Most people don't realize the obelisk even exists. It was installed to great fanfare and then forgotten. If you have never seen an obelisk this is a great one to see. The easiest way to find it is to walk around the Met on the...More

1  Thank Anna911
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting attraction as such an ancient object was moved into Central Park. Sign helps to explain the history including how it was moved to it's current location.

1  Thank JDubsFR
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Simply amazed that a genuine Egyptian obelisk dating to 1600 BC can actually exist in Central Park. One of the most interesting and very cool treasures in this city full of endless things to discover.

Thank JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

One of two obelisks relocated from Cairo. The twin monument is in London. I found this to be one of the most interesting things I visited in Central Park.

Thank ElJefedeDiablo
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The only Egyptian Obelisk in the United States is located in New York’s Central Park behind (or in the front depending on how you look at it) the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a fantastic example of an ancient Egyptian obelisk. An obelisk is...More

2  Thank CPaM68
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely peaceful little spot, the monument, not the restaurant as some reviews seem to have confused. If you like your Egyptian history- it's worth a look.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Compared to most of Central Park this was a really quiet spot that didn't seen to attract too many tourists. A fascinating story and great to see such an old relic. Well worth a visit

Thank eek-i-saw-a-mouse
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