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Charles B Stover Bench

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Charles B. Stover Bench

The Charles B. Stover Bench is a 20-foot granite bench that curls in at each end. It is also known as the “Whisper Bench,” because a whisper spoken into one end of the bench travels so clearly to the other side. The bench offers charming views of the English-style Shakespeare Garden and Delacorte Theater.

Chess and Checkers House

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Chess & Checkers House

Surrounding the octagonal Chess & Checkers House visitor center are 24 permanent tables with inlaid chess boards, attracting master players and newcomers alike. Game pieces are available inside, along with dominoes, backgammon, and other board games.

Christopher Columus

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus stands at the southern edge of the Mall, just outside the Olmsted Flower Bed. Crafted by Spanish artist Jeronimo Sunol, the monument was made to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the voyage where Columbus first landed in the Americas.

Conservatory Garden

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Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden is a respite from the adjacent 5th Avenue and its bustling Museum Mile. Divided into three distinct sections—the French-style North Garden, Italianate Center Garden, and the English-style South Garden—it offers a taste of Europe in the heart of Manhattan.

Conservatory Garden Center Fountain

The Center Fountain is the heart of Conservatory Garden's Center Garden. The elegant geyser fountain makes a particularly romantic sight in spring, when the nearby wisteria pergola bursts into bloom. It is a feature in the classical Italian style that characterizes this part of Conservatory Garden.

Cop Cot

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Cop Cot

Cop Cot, which loosely translates to “little cottage on the crest of the hill” in Scottish, is Central Park's largest remaining rustic structure. It stands atop a large outcrop offering visitors an opportunity for seating and shade in the Park's popular south end.

Dairy Visitor Center

One of Central Park's five visitor centers, the Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop is a charming cottage near the Pond where wanderers can find their way. Maps, guides, and gifts are all on offer here.

Dalehead Arch

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Dalehead Arch

Dalehead Arch carries the West Drive over the bridle path that takes pedestrians to the Heckscher Ballfields. Made of sandstone and red brick, the arch was originally constructed between 1860 and 1862.

Dancing Goat

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Dancing Goat

Dancing Goat is caught mid-frolic, prancing joyfully on two hind legs. Water sprays from five tiny ducks found at the goat's dancing feet, located in the Central Park Zoo.

Daniel Webster

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Daniel Webster

This larger-than life bronze figure of Daniel Webster was commissioned for Central Park in the 1870s. It honors the 19th-century statesman, famed for his eloquence and fine oratory, who served as a representative, senator, and three-time Secretary of State.