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The Great American Landmarks Adventure
Boston Public Garden
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Boston Public Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

Designed about 1860 by George Meacham, this was the first public botanic garden in the United States. (You may know New York's Central Park as another famous example of a city park.) The Boston Public Garden is also known for its important works of outdoor sculpture. However, many people come especially to ride in the Swan Boats. These fanciful boats have sailed on the pond since 1877. If you go to Boston, maybe you could ride in one too!

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