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20 Attractions to Explore Near Jacob Riis Park

Jacob Riis Park
Jacob Riis Park157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694, USA

This is a seaside park at at the southern end of the Rockaway peninsula. Daily a lot of people visit this place and it is runnign by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation authority.

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Dead Horse Bay
Dead Horse Bay3.06 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

This is a beautiful beach located in the Jamaica bay of Brooklyn. The bay has become a sort of mecca for those looking for unusual things to do in NYC. The beach is situated next to an old landfill and it is covered with old bottles, old toys, even old bicycles. The years-old things that left here is now so beautiful to see.

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach5.11 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

A famous beach which was located in the Queens county and It is named for the Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, which is the largest urban beach in the United States,

New York Aquarium
New York Aquarium8.75 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

Foundeed in 1896, it is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States. The facility occupies 14 acres and boasts 266 species of aquatic wildlife.

Jewish Children's Museum
Jewish Children's Museum12.78 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

The Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding. The permanent collection features exhibits designed to be both educational and entertaining to children, often employing interactive multimedia.

Prospect Park
Prospect Park13.21 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

With an area of 526 acres (213 ha),[5] Prospect Park is the second-largest public park in Brooklyn. Main attractions of the park include the 90-acre (36 ha) Long Meadow; the Picnic House; Litchfield Villa; Prospect Park Zoo; the Boathouse; Concert Grove; Brooklyn's only lake, covering 60 acres (24 ha); and the Prospect Park Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park also has sports facilities.

Lefferts Historic House
Lefferts Historic House13.32 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

This is a historic house located within Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It is the former home of Continental Army Lieutenant Pieter Lefferts built circa 1783. It currently operates as a museum of family life in Brooklyn in the 19th century. The museum is part of the Historic House Trust,

Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo13.48 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

A huge zoo which houses 864 animals representing about 176 species which was operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The zoo is located in a serene surrounding and a lot of tourists visits this zoo every day.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden13.71 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

The 52-acre (21 ha) garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year. It includes a number of specialty "gardens within the Garden", plant collections, the Steinhardt Conservatory that houses the C. V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron-and-glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery.

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum13.94 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

At 560,000 square feet (52,000 m2), the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch14.40 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch is a triumphal arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. Built from 1889 to 1892, the arch is dedicated "To the Defenders of the Union, 1861–1865"

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery14.45 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

This is a 478-acre cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, located between South Slope/Greenwood Heights, Park Slope. This Cemetery was so popular that it inspired a competition to design Central Park in Manhattan, as well as Prospect Park nearby.

Forest Park
Forest Park14.84 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

The tenth-largest park in New York City and the third-largest in Queens. The park contains 165 acres of trees, including the largest continuous oak forest. Some trees are more than a century and a half old. The park sits on hills left behind by the Wisconsin glacier and is a haven for native plants and wildlife in the midst of the city's sprawl.

Old Stone House of Brooklyn
Old Stone House of Brooklyn15.15 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

The Old Stone House is a house located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The Old Stone House was the clubhouse of the Brooklyn Superbas, who later became the Brooklyn Dodgers. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Fort Wadsworth
Fort Wadsworth16.17 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

Fort Wadsworth is a former United States military installation located on the northeastern shore of Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth is a 226-acre public park that was once the longest continually operating military fort in the nation.

Fort Greene Park
Fort Greene Park16.36 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

This is a city park which was located in Fort Greene in Brooklyn county. The park is named after the fort which was formerly located here. The park includes part of the high ground where the Continental Army built fortifications prior to the Battle of Long Island, during the early days of the American Revolutionary War.

New York Transit Museum
New York Transit Museum16.97 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

Displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region. The main museum is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society17.48 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

Founded in 1863, is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. The Brooklyn Historical Society houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people, and hosts exhibitions which draw over 9,000 members a year.

Cadman Plaza Park
Cadman Plaza Park17.65 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

Cadman Plaza Park is a 10.4-acre public park in Brooklyn. The park is bordered by Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East, and the Brooklyn Bridge. The park was significantly expanded and redeveloped in 1939, on land reclaimed by condemnation in 1935. The park is also home to the Brooklyn War Memorial, which commemorates the soldiers who fought in World War II.

The City Reliquary Museum
The City Reliquary Museum17.80 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

This is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The museum traces the history of New York City's five boroughs with its exhibitions of cultural ephemera and relics. Besides a permanent display of New York City artifacts, the City Reliquary also hosts rotating exhibits of community collections and annual cultural events.

Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab
Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab18.11 KMs away from Jacob Riis Park

This is an educational non-profit and museum that seeks to change the way people think about food and drink. The museum's work explores "the ways food and beverage impact our culture, politics, economy, history, and more.