NYC Parks

Alice in Wonderland Statue

Outdoor Sculpture
Central Park, New York
  • Has a stamp of approval from The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal
    • The New Yorker
    • The Wall Street Journal
  • Gothamist
    "... but none are as fun to climb on as Jose de Creeft's Alice, which has..."(4 Tips)
    US National Archives
    "... being late for an important date, just relax and enjoy "Tea Time" with Alice..."(2 Tips)
    The New Yorker
    "... “In Memory of My Wife, Margarita Delacorte, Who Loved All Children.” Not only must all..."(2 Tips)
    "1959 by Jose de Creeft"(2 Tips)
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    HISTORYJuly 10, 2012
    Created in 1959 by Jose de Creeft (1884-1982), this bronze sculpture features characters from the 1865 Lewis Carroll story‚ "Alice in Wonderland."
  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 17, 2015
    Central Park may boast nearly 30 statues, but none are as fun to climb on as Jose de Creeft's Alice, which has been charming NYC's children and childlike adults since 1959. Read more
  • Charles
    CharlesMarch 23, 2013
    "Will you walk a little faster? said a whiting to a snail." Catch the delightful little fellow hanging out under the edge of Alice's mushroom. No hustle and bustle here - slow down and enjoy Tea Time.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerFebruary 15, 2011
    The plaque reads “In Memory of My Wife, Margarita Delacorte, Who Loved All Children.” Not only must all children love Alice but when they go to the Park they must love Mrs. Delacorte, too. Read more
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonMarch 13, 2015
    You could bring wine and cheese for an adult tea party on one of the many benches surrounding the statue.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    It's a statue depicting the characters in the book Alice in Wonderland. It's a little off the main paths, but well worth the walk, or take a bike there, it's beautiful. Read more
  • Hartje U.
    Hartje UtrechtFebruary 28, 2015
    I FREAKING LOVE THIS SCULPTURE! Excuse me for yelling, but I was so excited to see this one on a cold but sunny day. Snow everywhere but no other people! Amazing.
  • Laura
    LauraJune 2, 2014
    A beautiful spot seen in various films including Three Men & a Baby, Remember Me etc - climb aboard, it's a great spot for pictures
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaJanuary 20, 2017
    Nice place to take a photo. During the summer the statue gets unbearably hot.
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerMay 5, 2015
    Coming here before 9am is the best. Really nice spot to sit and relax, and the statue is gorgeous.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LOctober 28, 2014
    everyone is busy taking photos with Alice.. especially, kids.. u won't be able to take picture of Alice without kids. it's impossible!!!!!
  • Lily
    LilyNovember 8, 2014
    You have to be quick if you want a picture, everyone is jumping up there to take a photo.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 28, 2015
    Right off the upper east side entrances, a great first stop on your park visit.
  • Torzin S
    Torzin SJuly 3, 2015
    Nice statue but look scary in certain spot, not a good place to come in the evening.
  • Glafira Elena C.
    Glafira Elena CarrAugust 14, 2011
    The plaques around the statue are excerpts from the poem "The Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, and one of Margarita Delacorte's favorite poems.
  • David M.
    David MilbergJune 20, 2016
    It's a classic. If you're visiting with kids, make sure to stop for a photo.
  • Divya A.
    Divya AnandMarch 26, 2013
    Everyone's busy taking pictures with Alice, so it's easy to get one with the mad hatter ;)
  • Trevor L.
    Trevor LudlamAugust 4, 2015
    We finally paid a visit to the statue only to see it closed off for "annual preservation maintenance."
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DudleyAugust 7, 2014
    We hoofed it up here from Rock Center only to find it closed while it was receiving its biannual cleaning.
  • Booie
    BooieMay 21, 2015
    Built by a couple who looooves children. Kids feel free to climb
  • jiresell
    jiresellJuly 11, 2015
    Neat spot. Kids like to climb this statue.
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoJuly 13, 2015
    fun to look at, not to touch [when it's 90 degrees outside]
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesAugust 8, 2011
    Don’t worry about being late for an important date, just relax and enjoy "Tea Time" with Alice and friends. Read more
  • Prateek S.
    Prateek SolankiJuly 9, 2017
    Remote controlled yatchs can be rented, also beer.
  • Mary C.
    Mary CostelloAugust 23, 2014
    My favorite place in the world ♥
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BeauchampAugust 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're walking through the park a must stop and see-hard to get a photo,everyone else is trying to at the same time !
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 6, 2014
    Im late for a very important date 😀
  • Eva H.
    Eva HeijnenMay 17, 2015
    Near a mini lake with small boats
  • Christine S.
    Christine SpazianoNovember 1, 2013
    Go and visit the greatest city in the world.
  • francisco r.
    francisco roxxAugust 14, 2013
    the history Channel Levil Up
  • Rosy C.
    Rosy CMay 8, 2010
    Bring a bag of candy to convince the children to get off so you can get a good picture!
  • Sandrastica
    SandrasticaJuly 11, 2012
    Impossible to take a pic without children!
  • Kelsie S.
    Kelsie SweetenOctober 27, 2014
    Favorite place in NYC!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel Tellez ✈June 27, 2015
    Lol invierno
  • The Mark Hotel
    The Mark HotelJune 20, 2012
    Pay Alice in Wonderland a brief visit.
  • Stefanie B.
    Stefanie BühlerApril 6, 2016
    fairy tale
  • Joe D.
    Joe D.April 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    It's a sign
  • angularism
    angularismOctober 25, 2011
    drink me / eat me.
  • Dani Y.
    Dani YMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No, the photo ops don't get much better in the winter.
  • Chuii &.
    Chuii 'michu'January 4, 2011
    wanna once again
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Before 9 a.m., dogs are allowed to roam free in Central Park. That has spawned gatherings of unleashed canines like the Norwich terriers that regularly get together with their owners at this statue. Read more
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BrincefieldJune 3, 2010
    Lol @ rosy
  • Isabel V.
    Isabel ValeroAugust 16, 2015
    Puedes subirte a la falda a hacerte una foto! Es preciosa. Y está justo al lado del conservatory park donde la gente lleva sus barquitos teledirigidos. La de Hans Christian Andersen está cerca también
  • Lulu M.
    Lulu MenaSeptember 26, 2017
    Hermosa estatua! Tómate la foto y disfruta de Central Park.
  • Vivi K.
    Vivi K.April 25, 2015
    Dizem que a estátua foi feita para que as crianças subissem nela como brinquedo. Mas... adultos também podem rs Expulsem a criançada para tirar fotos bonitas! Kkk
  • Omar L.
    Omar LoggiaAugust 16, 2016
    Se encuentra hacia el norte del Conservatorio de Agua; muestra a Alicia y al Sombrerero Loco en su fiesta de té
  • Elisa
    ElisaApril 21, 2014
    Uno de esos lugares en los que todos queremos tomarnos una foto y soñar que somos niños de nuevo
  • Ronaldo M.
    Ronaldo MatosoJanuary 27, 2016
    Local famoso e belo monumento
  • Marcela T.
    Lindo estátua em homenagem a história da Alice. Cheia de crianças brincando nela.
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroSeptember 22, 2015
    Alice no país das maravilhas!!!
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