Balto Statue
Balto Statue
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 68th St – Hunter College • 4 min walk
  • Lexington Ave / 63rd St • 6 min walk
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Tom J
London, UK1,577 contributions
Jul 2022
Dog statue in central park. It is situated in the park but shows up on the street on the map on TripAdvisor which isn't in the right spot.
Written 2 August 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,190 contributions
Jan 2022
I did a very long walk in Central Park in January 2022 and saw the Balto Statue. It is a beautiful statue of a dog that reminds me of my cousin's dog. It is a good photo opportunity.
Written 10 January 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA472 contributions
Aug 2021
After watching the movie "Togo" I wanted to come by and visit this statue. For the whole story, watch the movie, but the statue is nice, though it took a few tries for us to find it.
Written 21 September 2021
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Jan
1 contribution
Aug 2020
No Balto did not run hundreds of kilometres... He did less than 100km... and it was Togo(and Fritz) that crossed the bay TWICE... Seppalas dogs did at least 200km more than any other dog. Balto was a glory hound.
Written 21 July 2021
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Meg_Meg_Marie
Huntersville, NC189 contributions
Jan 2020
I think we all know by now that this statue should be of Togo. Togo ran 261 miles of the Great Race of Mercy as a sole lead dog of his team while Balto only ran the last 55 miles with a co-lead named Fox. With that being said, this statue is easy to find, and still really cool to see. It's amazing to think what these dogs are capable of, and how many people would have died if it wasn't for them.
Written 30 January 2020
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Annaline
Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
Dec 2019
At evening hours you only know that this statue is a little bit different than all others around because of crowds with usually gathering around. Poorly lit at night. Plaques are not readable at evening
Written 9 December 2019
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LMJST
Leonardtown, MD290 contributions
Aug 2019
My granddaughters always loved the movie Balto, watched it over and over again. And so, when we went to the Central Park Zoo last week as part of a 5 day trip to Manhattan, I reminded them that the statue would be close by. Here they are, now 16 years old (twins), and still they were thrilled to see THE statue from their beloved childhood movie. Brought a smile to my face (and a great wish to turn back time and have my little toddler granddaughters back, even for just a day!). This visit will now be a new favorite memory...
Written 22 August 2019
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Adam B
Cebu City, Philippines1,184 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The Balto Statue is located within Central Park and is pretty easy to find with the help of most online maps. It's a nice tribute to a Siberian Husky that trekked for hundreds of miles in freezing temperatures to deliver the diphtheria vaccine to fight the outbreak in Alaska. Definitely worth a visit if going to Central Park.
Written 26 July 2019
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KC Gypsy Explorer
Crawfordville, FL1,458 contributions
May 2019 • Family
My grandaughter loved the Balto Statue. It is pretty large and sits on a small hill of rocks that the kids can climb on. Lots of kids were getting their photos taken.
Written 2 July 2019
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Adam
Fernie, Canada93 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Visited the statue on a rainy Thursday. Cool statue dedicate to ALL the sled dogs and mushers who delivered diphtheria anti-toxin almost 700 miles from Nenana to Nome, Alaska. Balto happened to run the last 55 mile leg of the relay, and hence got the glory, so there is some controversy that surrounds this.

For more information on the 1925 serum run to Nome, consult your local library!
Written 25 May 2019
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