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Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse

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Address: Entrance: Lincoln Rd. or Flatbush Ave. at Empire Blvd., Wollman Rink, Brooklyn, NY
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+1 718-287-3400

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A beautiful space

Most people miss this but its a wonderful place to sit mostly fisherman using it. I hope the have events there otherwise not being used to its potential.

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Most people miss this but its a wonderful place to sit mostly fisherman using it. I hope the have events there otherwise not being used to its potential.

Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

In the summer months they do pop-ups in different sections of the park. But there's always something interesting at the Boathouse location. Volunteer students can tell you a lot about the park and its critters. Especially fun for kids but adults should check-in, too. Also a good spot to picnic and stroll around. Best access is via the B 49... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Worth a look. They try to give the public some environmental education and have activities for the children. One of the better locations in Prospect Park.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

What a perfect spot to locate the Audubon Center. A visit here may be combined with visits to the zoo, the carousel, and Lefferts Homestead to make a splendid afternoon with kids.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

if you happen to be strolling through the East side of the park and haven't seen it yet, it's a cool little detour. Didn't get to catch the boat ride, but it's a nice view of the pond and there's some great info about the birds in the park for the uninitiated.

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Hancock, Maine
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Recently went to a wedding there we had a car service he let us out on the road outside park and we had to walk about 10 minutes to the boathouse.After the wedding they had a bus for people back to the hotel and you had to walk in the dark to the bus up a winding walk with someone... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

A short ride to get away from New York City to a place which feels so different. A walk across Prospect Park, we stopped at the boathouse and found some interesting exhibits and a helpful guide who told us about the bird watching walk. The guide was knowledgeable without being expert and pointed out things we would not have spotted.... More 

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Centerport, New York
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Take the electric boat ride around the pond. $8 per adult. Our captain's was very entertaining and we enjoyed the tour experience a lot.

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