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Belvedere Castle


Designed in 1865 by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould as a Victorian “Folly,” Belvedere Castle sits high atop Vista Rock, which is the second-highest natural elevation in Central Park. In addition to serving as a venue from which to see breathtaking views, the castle (located mid-park at 79th Street) serves as a weather station. Discovery Kits—which include binoculars, a hand lens, flora and fauna identification guides, colored pencils and paper—are available to borrow, with a picture ID and deposit, on behalf of budding naturalists.

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Central Park, midpark at 79th St
Manhattan, NY

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