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Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen is among a small handful of Park statues that have been buffed to a shine by young hands. Since 1956, children have climbed all over the bronze portrayal of the beloved storybook author. Now the site of a summer storytelling program, the sculpture shows Andersen reading from The Ugly Duckling.

Boat Landing Hernshead

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Hernshead Boat Landing

Hernshead Boat Landing sits on the western shoreline of the Lake. This boat landing is a faithful recreation of the Park's original rustic and Victorian design and offers visitors views of the Midtown skyline.

Honey Bear

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Honey Bear

Honey Bear is a charming bronze sculpture caught mid-dance, featuring five tiny frogs at its feet that spray water. Visit Honey Bear and other furry friends at the Central Park Zoo.

Huddlestone Arch

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Huddlestone Arch

Inside the quiet green wilderness of the North Woods is a marvel of engineering: Huddlestone Arch. The stone arch is made entirely of enormous, uncut boulders weighing up to 100 tons.

Indian Hunter

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Indian Hunter

Indian Hunter, at the southwest end of the Mall, depicts a man with one hand clutching a bow and arrow and the other on his hunting dog. This sculpture was the first in Central Park crafted by an American artist and one of the oldest pieces of outdoor art on display in the Park.

Inscope Arch

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Inscope Arch

Traveling between the Central Park Zoo and the Pond, you may find yourself passing through Inscope Arch. The grey-and-pink granite arch, built in the Ruskian Gothic style, was constructed in the 1870s to help pedestrians escape traffic.

Johann C F Von Schiller

The German-American community donated this pensive bust of Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller, the first of Central Park's permanent monuments. Schiller was a German dramatist, historian, poet, and philosopher.

James Purroy Mitchel

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John Purroy Mitchel

Visitors who enter at Fifth Avenue and 90th Street will spot a striking memorial to John Purroy Mitchel. Mitchel was a reformer and politician who fought corruption as mayor of New York City from 1914-1917. He presided over the opening of the first water tunnel in 1917, which is why his memorial is by the Reservoir.

Jose De San Martin

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Jose de San Martin

José de San Martín commemorates the Argentine general whose military prowess is credited with helping Argentina, Chile, and Peru gain independence from Spanish rule. José de San Martín is shown here in a heroic mid-battle stance with his war horse rearing beneath him.

 Jose Julian Marti

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Jose Julian Marti

José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet, fought for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule. This larger-than-life statue shows the moment when a resolute Martí was mortally wounded in the 1895 battle at Dos Rios.