Alice in Wonderland Statue.
Deep in the green surrounds of Central Park, we were astonished to find an Alice in Wonderland Statue. It appeared out of nowhere, and as a life-long Alice fan, I was delighted!
The 11-foot life-size bronze statue is a whimsical tribute to the characters of Lewis Carroll’s classic storybook, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You should take a look.
- 1 Who is in residence at the Alice in Wonderland Statue?
- 2 The Alice in Wonderland Statue Central Park in NYC is truly loved by all
- 3 If you are looking for things to do in Central Park, add this to your bucket list.
- 4 The Inside Scoop – Alice in Wonderland Sculpture
- 5 Map for Alice in Wonderland NYC
- 6 Toadstool Rating – Alice in Wonderland Central Park
- 7 Looking for MORE Super Fun Things to Do in NEW YORK CITY with Kids?
Who is in residence at the Alice in Wonderland Statue?
See Alice perched upon a giant toadstool, the Mad Hatter at her feet, The March Hare, The Cheshire Cat, Alice’s Cat Dinah, the bashful Dormouse, and the White Rabbit – who would not be the White Rabbit without his pocket watch.
Dedicated on May 7, 1959 to the children of New York, the sculpture was commissioned by philanthropist George Delacorte as a tribute to his late wife Margarita – she had deep affection for the story of Alice and loved to read it to her children when they were young.
The Alice in Wonderland Statue Central Park in NYC is truly loved by all
The patina on the Alice Statue Central Park is evidence of the love this statue receives from locals and travellers of all ages.
My kids ran their hands over theAlice in Wonderland sculpture and Ned couldn’t resist climbing in and amongst it, like the thousands of children before him have done and will continue to do.
The Alice in Wonderland sculpture was fashioned into being by Spanish-born American sculptor José de Creeft based upon the illustrations by John Tenniel in the first edition of the book.
The dedication reads: ALICE IN WONDERLAND / IN MEMORY OF MY WIFE / MARGARITA DELACORTE / WHO LOVED ALL CHILDREN.
If you are looking for things to do in Central Park, add this to your bucket list.
While you are here, the nearby Conservatory Water Pond is the place where the cute mouse, Stuart Little, raced his model boat in the film of the same name.
You can also stop by the Hans Christian Anderson statue which is to the west of the pond.
If the kids are tired and hungry, and need a rest and refuel before more adventures, Kerbs Boathouse on the Conservatory Water Pond serves snacks, and hot and cold drinks too.
The Inside Scoop – Alice in Wonderland Sculpture
Address for Alice in Wonderland New York: East Side at 75th Street, north of Conservatory Water. (The Alice in Wonderland Statue Central Park can be found metres away from the boat sailing pond to the north.)
Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fees: FREE
How to get to the Central Park Alice in Wonderland Statue:
- By Subway Train: Q train (Yellow line). Stop at Lexington Av – 63 St Subway Station
- By Subway Train: 4, 6 Train (Green line): 72 Street or 77 Street Station
- On Foot: Enter at the E 72nd St entrance and walk down the hill
- By Taxi/Uber: Exit at E 72nd and 5th Avenue
Map for Alice in Wonderland NYC
Interactive Central Park Map: Find cafes, toilets, playgrounds and more here.
Nearest takeaway coffee and food options: Snack Shack in the copper-roofed Kerbs Boathouse or Le Pain Quotidien, both at Kerbs Boathouse Central Park at the Conservatory Pond
Toilets: Yes including baby change table
Disability access: Yes
Closest playground: Billy Johnson Playground
Shade: Shady trees
Enclosed: No fences. Keep an steady eye on small children near the water.
Ground cover: Concrete
Picnic tables: Yes – for Cafe patrons only
Electric BBQs: No
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes
Dogs: On leash only.
This Central Park attraction was last reviewed in June 2018.
Toadstool Rating – Alice in Wonderland Central Park
Alice in Wonderland is truly magical.
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