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Address: Lowell, MA

A park dedicated to the novelist Jack Kerouac gives visitors a glimpse into...

A park dedicated to the novelist Jack Kerouac gives visitors a glimpse into his childhood and beginnings as a writer.

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Nice, but a little run down

That would be about rightly suited for Kerouak himself. The granite slabs with engraved poems on them are nicely laid out, and it is located near some canals that are part of the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
Northampton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Again nice park to honor Kerouac, a native son, & nice that it is in the downtown area, though again, the city needs to maintain, which they are taking car eof now!

Thank 273ChrisH
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Located on Bridge St between French St & Massmills Drive .Park on French St. Didn't see any homeless or addicts. Just a quick photo op for a fan

Thank Metalligal007
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I used to love this park. It's is beautiful and really pays tribute to Kerouac really well. However, recently the park has become overloaded with addicts and homeless people. But, then again, he was an addict himself....

Thank chan928
Lowell, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love this park, right at the edge of downtown. I have been here several times for various events such as the Food Truck Madness for the Lowell Food and Wine Festival. The benches and walkways were nicely kept and its large enough that you can roam around. Lowell is full of sites that have a lot of history behind... More 

Thank Timna N
Northampton, Massachusetts
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

That would be about rightly suited for Kerouak himself. The granite slabs with engraved poems on them are nicely laid out, and it is located near some canals that are part of the walking tours in town. Some of the slabs are starting to chip around the bottom, and the place could have used a little cleaning up, but it... More 

Thank PFandtheFlyers
Englewood FL
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238 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

A lot of granite stones with a lot of quotes from his books. Very well laid out with well kept grounds

Thank Baker60
Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

It took some time for the city of Lowell to get around to actually horror Jack Kerouac - for a long time he was considered something not to brag about - sort of like a crazy relative. it took time and a little perspective to decide that he was a very gifted writer and he deserved to be celebrated -... More 

Thank Ellen D
Lincoln City, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

This isn't a plastic for at nifty but what parks are anymore it's just maybe a place to smoke a cigarette and have a quick bit of fresh air.. it's green it has character and people shouldn't think it's going to be some huge state park or think they won't see a few less desirables it's not feasible and I'm... More 

Thank momofbabykings
Lowell, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Kerouac park is a small green space with a monument to Kerouac. It has had its share of issues but has improved greatly even since last summer. Police have upped patrols and cameras are being installed. It is a good spot for little ones to ride bikes and scooters.

Thank Kristen H
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

The monument is entirely well suited to sitting in the rain sharing a bottle of cheap wine with the homeless and beat. It's more "Dr Sax" than "On The Road", more suitable for Lowell than for Big Sur.

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