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Central Park Zoo Tours

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Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo, also known as Central Park Wildlife Center, is a small but popular zoo set within Central Park, Manhattan’s largest green space. The zoo houses a varied collection of creatures, from snow leopards to sea lions, as well as the Tisch Children’s Zoo, a petting zoo with farm animals.

The Basics
While many tours of New York City’s Central Park are available, from walking and running tours to sunset, bike, and pedicab tours, most do not include entry to the zoo. You may, however, be able to glimpse the sea lions during these tours, whose enclosure can be seen from outside the zoo’s perimeter.

To enter the zoo, buy a general admission ticket at the door and explore the main zoo and the Tisch Children’s Zoo at your leisure. Alternatively, purchase a package ticket online before arrival. This ticket offers discounted entry to the main zoo, the Tisch Children’s Zoo, and one entry to the zoo’s 4D Theater, which uses air blasts, lighting, water mists, vibrations, and other sensory tricks to enhance the experience.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Central Park Zoo is a must for families. 
  • Leave scooters, bikes, rollerblades, selfie sticks, and balloons at home, as they are not allowed within the zoo. 
  • Wi-Fi is available at the zoo.
  • Many of the zoo’s exhibits, including the penguin and sea lion habitats and the 4D Theater, are wheelchair-accessible. 

How to Get There
Parking is expensive in NYC so it’s best to use public transit instead. The N, R, and Q trains all stop at Fifth Avenue–59th Street station, a few blocks from the zoo entrance on 64th Street. The No. 6 train also stops at 68th Street–Hunter College station, which is about a 10-minute walk away.

When to Get There 
Spring and summer weekends are the busiest time at the zoo. Come in fall or winter to experience the zoo at its calmest. Time your visit to coincide with one of the twice-daily penguin feedings (10:30am and 2:30pm) and thrice-daily sea lion feedings (11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm) to see these animals at their most active. 

Other Things to Do in Central Park
While you’re in Central Park, consider taking some time to explore the rest of the 843-acre (341-hectare) space. Pay homage to the late, great John Lennon at a memorial honoring the murdered musician, sunbathe on Sheep Meadow, and go boating on the Central Park Lake. During summer, the park hosts outdoor entertainment events, from open-air concerts to Shakespeare in the Park. 
Address: 64th St and 5th Ave, New York City, New York, USA 10021, USA
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Central Park Zoo General Admission Ticket

Central Park Zoo General Admission Ticket

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From snow monkeys to sea lions, puffins to penguins, discover the range of wildlife that call Manhattan home. Plan a visit to see your favorite member of the animal kingdom and meet some new ones along the way! General Admission ticket includes access to the main zoo, Tisch Children’s Zoo, Temperate Territory, Grizzly Bears, and the Sea Lion Pool.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.95
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$13.95
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.20
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$47.20
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Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

Private Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park

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There are few things more romantic or charming than seeing New York City from a horse-drawn carriage. Take a leisurely journey around Central Park, exploring its many bridges, fountains and statues. Pass landmarks including the Imagine Mosaic, the Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle and the Central Park Zoo. A blanket and top enclosure are provided for warmth if necessary.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.05
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$74.05
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Central Park Highlights Walking Tour

Central Park Highlights Walking Tour

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With its wealth of landmarks and vast size, exploring Central Park on your own can be overwhelming. With this guided walking tour, avoid the hassle of following a map and take in the highlights with a guide. Admire the storied bridges, fountains, and statues at a leisurely pace while learning about the park’s history and design, and see the famous spots featured in hundreds of films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.13
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$26.13
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VIP Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park in NYC with Photo Stops

VIP Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park in NYC with Photo Stops

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New York City’s Central Park can be jam-packed with people during any time of the day. See some of its most famous spots without worrying about making your way through the crowds during this private horse-and-carriage ride. Your ride includes three stops—at Bethesda Fountain, Cherry Hill, and Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial)—and enough time to discover the details of each place.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.94
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$158.94
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Central Park Pedicab Tours

Central Park Pedicab Tours

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As NYC TOUR with 9 years experience, we offer fascinated guided Central Park pedicab tour. Our guests can make sure that they will see all the attractions, learn everything about Central Park and take lots of photos in amazing places. It is a very informative, fun and scenic drive through Central Park in company with our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guides who they can speak in different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish. We do our tours on a pedicab which is an electrical tricycle where your driver control and you relax in the comfortable passenger side. You will see in our tour Central Park zoo, luna park, chess&checkers house, carousel, dairy house, balto statue, summer stage, bethesda terrace, central park mall, boathouse, cherry hill plaza, bow bridge, san remo and beresford buildings, strawberry fields&imagine mosaic, sheep meadow, tavern on the green, ghostbusters building, elf bridge, plaza hotel and many more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.27
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Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

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One of New York City’s most celebrated sights, Central Park is a vast green space plum in the heart of Manhattan. With this private pedicab tour, see more of this leafy oasis than possible on foot in the same time, and hear stories of highlights such as Bethesda Fountain and the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial from a guide—insight you might miss if you were going it alone.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.99
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2 Hours Central Park Pedicab Tours

2 Hours Central Park Pedicab Tours

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As NYC TOUR with 9 years experience, we offer fascinated guided Central Park pedicab tour. Our guests can make sure that they will see all the attractions, learn everything about Central Park and take lots of photos in amazing places. It is a very informative, fun and scenic drive through Central Park in company with our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guides who they can speak in different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish. We do our tours on a pedicab which is an electrical tricycle where your driver control and you relax in the comfortable passenger side. You will see in our Central Park; zoo, luna park, chess&checkers house, carousel, dairy house, Balto statue, summer stage, Bethesda terrace, central park mall, boathouse, cherry hill plaza, bow bridge, san Remo and Beresford buildings, strawberry fields&imagine mosaic, sheep meadow, tavern on the green, ghostbusters building, elf bridge, plaza hotel and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.60
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$105.60

Central Park New York Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Central Park New York Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Central Park is New York City’s most beloved urban oasis, but not many know the park’s interesting history and design. With this private walking tour, take a deep dive into the park’s past as you stroll with a guide to landmarks you’ll recognize from movies and TV, like the Gapstow Bridge, Strawberry Fields, and Bethesda Fountain. Join locals lounging in Sheep Meadow and see John’s Lennon’s former apartment building.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.14
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$73.14
Price varies by group size
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Central Park Running Tour

Central Park Running Tour

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Squeezing in a workout while on vacation can be hard, but this running tour of NYC’s Central Park allows you to work up a sweat while sightseeing. Explore the park's lower loop and learn about the architecture, design, and history from your local guide. You'll enjoy well-marked trails, shaded roadways, and plenty of urban scenery on this memorable guided run.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34

Private NYC Central Park Bike Tour & Professional Photo Shoot

Private NYC Central Park Bike Tour & Professional Photo Shoot

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Get to know Manhattan’s largest park while ensuring top-quality photos of your visit on this private Central Park bike tour and photo shoot. Avoid tiring walking and cover more ground by bike: cruising the tree-flanked paths to discover the landmarks. Stop to ride the carousel, visit Cherry Hill, and circle the swan-dotted lake—all as a photographer captures perfect shots of you and the sights for you to keep.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00

NYC Central Park Private Pedicab Tour and Photo Shoot

NYC Central Park Private Pedicab Tour and Photo Shoot

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Explore the sights of Central Park on this pedicab tour with a fun twist: a professional photographer tags along, capturing stunning photos with the park as a backdrop. Your guide pedals you through the park, leading the way to top attractions. You can marvel at highlights like the Central Park Carousel, Indian Cave, and the famed Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon. Along the way, your personal photographer is snapping photos, so you can bring home charming images to remember your adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Sunset Tour of Central Park

Sunset Tour of Central Park

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If you’re new to New York City, going into Central Park at sunset by yourself may result in you getting lost in its huge grounds. This Central Park sunset walking tour takes you into the park with a guide to see some of its most famous landmarks, including Bethesda Fountain, the Central Park Zoo, and Shakespeare Garden. Plus, you’ll learn about the history of Central Park along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$52.50
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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New York City: Pedicab Tour through Central Park (60 Minutes with Photo Stops)

New York City: Pedicab Tour through Central Park (60 Minutes with Photo Stops)

See Central Park from a comfortable Pedicab on this private 1-hour tour of New York City’s premier park. Your ride includes three stops—at Bethesda Fountain, Cherry Hill, and Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial)—and enough time to discover the details of each place. You’ll also pass landmarks including Dakota Building, Tavern on The Green, and Columbus Circle, and get great photo ops along the way.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.60
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$169.60
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New York Lower Central Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure

New York Lower Central Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Challenge yourself to a 3-hour scavenger hunt adventure in Central Park, and make your day in New York City an exciting group activity. Use your smart phone to trace a 2-mile route through the park, and solve a series of challenges and New York-themed puzzles. Enjoy the walk at your own pace; pause for food and drink as often as you want, or give your day a competitive edge by racking up points to compare with other teams. Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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$20.52
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Private: Jews of the Gilded Age: 5th Ave and the Mansions of Millionaire's Row

Private: Jews of the Gilded Age: 5th Ave and the Mansions of Millionaire's Row

Since the early days of the United States, 5th Avenue has been a desired address. However, since the creation of Central Park, 5th Avenue became the elite address where the rich and famous hired the greatest architects to compete over who could outdo their peers. We are left with a 100+ years of art, gossip, and hilarity. These families laid the groundwork of the American Jewish community. We'll start by the Plaza Hotel at the southeastern corner of Central Park and walk up 5th Avenue with stops along the main drag, in the park, and along side streets. We'll finish at the Jewish Museum (formerly the Warburg Mansion) at 92nd Street and 5th Avenue.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Private Tour 5th Avenue and the Gilded Age Mansions of Millionaire's Row

Private Tour 5th Avenue and the Gilded Age Mansions of Millionaire's Row

Since the early days of the United States, 5th Avenue has been a desired address. However, since the creation of Central Park, 5th Avenue became the elite address where the rich and famous hired the greatest architects to compete over who could outdo their peers. We are left with a 100+ years of art, gossip, and hilarity. We'll start by the Plaza Hotel at the southeastern corner of Central Park and walk up 5th Avenue with stops along the main drag, in the park, and along side streets. We'll finish at around 92nd Street and 5th Avenue.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Central Park Sightseeing Tour

Central Park Sightseeing Tour

Central Park is New York's backyard, with a lush 843-acre patch of nature, including a lake, in the middle of Manhattan. This is one of the city's biggest attractions and greatest assets, enjoyed by tourists and used by locals year-round. Countless scenes from movies and TV shows have been filmed here over the years and we will highlight some of the most memorable ones and the great spots in which they were filmed. The park is home to scenic hills, meadows, playgrounds, skating rinks, ball fields, and many well-known attractions, including Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, and the Central Park Zoo. Be warned; Central Park is huuuge so our aim with this tour is to break it down in a manageable and comprehensive way that lets you experience the best parts without getting lost or overwhelmed. • The tour last for 2 hours. • The walking distance is around 4 km. • Bringing a camera is encouraged! • Tours are always in English unless otherwise specified.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.18
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$48.18
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Central Park NYC Self-Guided Walking Tour

Central Park NYC Self-Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to New York. Among the most visited places in the city, the central park was the US's first major landscaped public park. Enjoy the tour and hear how the park was built. The park is larger than Vatican City and Monaco. This self-guided tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. ----- We’ll email or text you your unique password within 30 minutes after you book the tour. All audios play automatically based on location. ----- Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.00
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$6.00
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NYC Super Saver Combo Tour: All of Manhattan & Brooklyn

NYC Super Saver Combo Tour: All of Manhattan & Brooklyn

Welcome to New York. We will take you through the heart of the city where you will hear stories about its iconic buildings & how the city became the center of power and wealth after it was traded from the Dutch in the 1600s. You’ll find five GPS tours in one app - Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Brooklyn, Battery Park & Grand Central Terminal. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. All audios play automatically based on location. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, drive to the Visitor Center. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.00
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$16.00
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Two Hour Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour

Two Hour Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour

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Get an intimate look at Central Park on a two-hour walking tour. Follow your guide to see the park’s most famous monuments and discover its secret details. Hear the history that most tours gloss over and you won’t find in a typical guide book. Interesting stories coupled with a leisurely walking pace, make the tour appealing for people of all ages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.34
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$37.34
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Met Museum & Central Park Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

Met Museum & Central Park Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

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The vast size of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art make them daunting to take on by yourself. With this private tour, see the highlights of both in one day with a guide. Stroll through the famous urban greenscape to take in Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Sheep Meadow. After a lunch break, immerse yourself in the Met’s world-class collection as you learn the background behind works from ancient Egyptian statues to modern masterpieces.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.14
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$179.14
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Met Museum & Central Park Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour: Max 8 People

Met Museum & Central Park Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour: Max 8 People

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See two of New York City’s headliners in a single day with this tour that combines culture and nature. Take in Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a guide to admire their most important landmarks and masterpieces. Stroll through the park past Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, then save hours with priority entrance to the Met and peruse its vast collection from ancient Egyptian artifacts to Impressionist paintings.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.14
Price varies by group size
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$179.14
Price varies by group size
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New York City Central Park Guided, Semi-Private Walking Tour

New York City Central Park Guided, Semi-Private Walking Tour

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Though many travelers explore Manhattan’s Central Park independently, it's all too easy to get lost in this huge park. Admire the park's highlights and uncover its history with this guided tour through this landmark, 843-acre green space. Pass landmarks like Bethesda Terrace, the Sheep Meadow, and Bow Bridge, see the lovely tree-lined Mall and the Central Park Zoo, and make sure you stay on track with a guide to lead the way.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.14
Price varies by group size
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$73.14
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Should I book Central Park Zoo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Central Park Zoo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 33 Central Park Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Central Park Zoo 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Central Park Zoo costs USD 13.95. Guided Central Park Zoo tours start around USD 13.95 per person. See all 33 Central Park Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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