The Tourist Attraction that ranks 6th in our list of Top 10 Tourist Attractions of the world is Central Park.
In the middle of the New York City lie Central Park, an urban park which is the most filmed location in the world with over 40 million visitors per annum. Central park was established in 1857 on 778 acres of city-owned land which later went under renovation and re-design by landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
This expansion was carried out till 1873 and the park was expanded to its current size of 843 acres. Central Park was given a National Historic Landmark status by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1962. Central park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy, a public-private partnership with the Municipal government.
Central Park is one of the most famous Tourist attractions of New York. It is so famous that its North, South and West borders are named after it (Central Park South is the name of the avenue along its south border). Only the East border – Fifth Avenue retains its name. The real estate valuation of Central Park was estimated to be about $528.8 billion in 2005.
Central Park's cultural position and size, similar to Munich's Englischer Garten and London's Hyde Park, has served as a model for many urban parks, including Vancouver's Stanley Park, Tokyo's Ueno Park, and San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.