Immerse yourself in the story of Central Park. Get out of the tour group crowd and go beyond the sights that everyone sees. Uncover the Park's secrets and laugh at stories you never imagined possible. Discover how Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux re-designed and re-built nature, Robert Moses with his mania for the perfect grass, here how the Booth brothers’ disagreement about the Civil War impacted the Park, root for the errand-boy Philip and his unwelcome DIY Zoo project and explore a beloved children’s author’s fears of house fires, dogs and being buried alive. And along the way, explore the crazy plans for the Park that thankfully never came to be, the airport, the WWI battlefield, and the giant pyramid. We give you the who, what, why, where and when of the city’s best-known sights and the unfamiliar places in between. Experience the real New York, at your own pace and on your own terms.
This tour includes 11 Places to discover all south of the Reservoir. We suggest a route, but you may see as many or as few Places as you like, in whatever order you choose. At each Place, enjoy a brief introductory audio overview, and choose from a menu of deep-dives to explore in greater detail. You may enjoy your Chase in a single session or over time, whichever works best for you. If you choose to see it all, plan on spending two-to-three hours.
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Happy Hunting from the PlaceChase Team!
Central Park completely refreshed. Same great laugh-out-loud stories but streamlined content experience with more choices. Apple Maps provide real-time step-by-step walking directions.