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Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

Located in Central Park, Strawberry Fields encompasses 2.5 acres dedicated to Beatles band member John Lennon. Opened in 1985, five years after Lennon was murdered outside his home at The Dakota apartments, the memorial is named after The Beatles’ hit “Strawberry Fields Forever.” The focus of the memorial is a stone mosaic with inlaid tiles spelling out the word “Imagine,” named after another famous Beatles’ song. This is where you’ll catch impromptu jam sessions by fans, especially on the anniversary dates of John Lennon’s birthday on October 9 and death on December 8. It’s also a place for vigils, such as after the September 11th attacks, as well as memorials for other beloved musicians. While the entire memorial is a place of peace, the Garden of Peace is particularly special, filled with plant life and rocks donated by 150 different countries for contemplative meditation.

To get to the memorial, visitors should enter at Central Park West at West 72nd Street. To get there using the subway, take the A,B,C,1,2,3 to 72nd Street.

Tours & Tickets

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New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Shopping and Top of the Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 days

From USD $119.00

Central Park Bike Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $45.00

Central Park Pedicab Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 1 or 2 hours

From USD $49.50

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Harbor Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 167 Reviews

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 days

From USD $59.00

Small-Group Central Park Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $40.00

Hudson River Park Greenway and Central Park Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

From USD $55.00

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