59th-110th Streets & Fifth Avenue-
Central Park West
New York

One of the most popular tourist attractions in New York is Central Park, which welcomes around 25 million visitors each year. It is one of the most famous parks in the city and is home to around 750 animals and plants and covers 843 acres of land.

The park was built in 1853 and has a zoo, ice rink, artificial lakes, castle, formal gardens, fountains and around 30 statues.

Concerts and open-air theatrical productions are held in the park during the summer months and there are special events organised for children, such as puppet shows. Many locals use Central Park as part of their training route for the road races which are held in the park most weekends and for the New York Marathon.

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