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Top 21 attractions to explore in Brooklyn

The most populous county in the state, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States.

Attractions in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

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 BridgeBrooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, USA

This is a hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge which was located in the Newyork city spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.  It was also the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet.

Brooklyn Bridge Park334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

85-acre (34 ha) park located on a 1.3-mile (2.1 km) plot of land. From north to south, the pier includes the preexisting Empire–Fulton Ferry and Main Street Parks; the historic Fulton Ferry Landing; and Piers 1–6, which contain various playgrounds and residential developments.

Brooklyn Historical Society128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

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.

Brooklyn Museum200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

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.

Cadman Plaza ParkCadman Plaza E, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Cadman Plaza Park is a beautiful and noteworthy park located on the border of the historic Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn neighborhoods.  With a newly renovated Central Lawn, the park serves as a playground for the entire Brooklyn Heights community.

Dead Horse BayDead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, NY 11234, USA

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.

Domino Park300 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

A public park which was located at Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The park features a children's playground, dog run, volleyball court, bocce court, and a playing field. There is also a huge walkway and so many things to spend some valuable leisure times.

Fort Greene Park100 Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA

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.

Green-Wood Cemetery500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

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.

Jewish Children's Museum792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA

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.

Lefferts Historic House452 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

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,

McCarren Park776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

A public park which was located in the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.  The park is a popular destination for recreational softball, volleyball, soccer, handball, and other games. It is also used for sunbathing and dog-walking. The main attraction of this park is a huge pool called McCarren Pool, which was the eighth largest of the eleven giant pools in Newyork.

Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab62 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

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.

New York Aquarium602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA

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.

New York Transit Museum99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

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.

Old Stone House of Brooklyn336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

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.

Prospect ParkBrooklyn, NY, USA

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.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch20 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

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"

The City Reliquary Museum370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

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.

WNYC Transmitter ParkGreenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

WNYC Transmitter Park was opened to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities in 2012 as a local waterfront destination. The park is now a stunning green space, with both natural areas and also places for fishing, play, and active recreation.

Map of attractions in Brooklyn