Discover the Beauty of 5 Long Island Landmarks

Full of beauty and history, Long Island towns were made for exploration. Restaurants and shops are the more obvious attractions but if you keep your eyes peeled you will come across some pretty spectacular landmarks. These five Long Island landmarks are just lovely.

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Greenport Carousel

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Located in the four-acre Mitchell Park, this restored 1920s carousel was donated by the Northrop-Grumman Corporation in 1995. Even though grabbing the brass ring for a free ride is for children, just climbing on one of the 36 hand-carved horses brings out the kid in anyone. Click to go

The Windmills of East Hampton

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A nod to simpler times, the three windmills of East Hampton represent some of the oldest American craftsmanship of the Wooden Age. And though stunningly beautiful they aren’t just for admiring, visitors can travel back to the turn of last century by taking a tour of Hook Mill, Pantigo Mill and Gardiners Mill. Click to go

The Statue of Whisper the Bull, Smithtown

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Whisper did not make a soft entrance. From truck to train to truck once more, the 14-foot, 5-ton bronze bull made its journey to Smithtown after spending almost 20 years in storage. On May 10, 1941, Mary Rumsey, daughter of the sculptor and wife of New York Governor W. Averill Harriman, presented the statue to the people of Smithtown at the head of River Park. Today, locals enjoy visiting for photos. Click to go

Ward Memorial Clock Tower, Roslyn

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Built in the 1890s, the Ward Memorial Clock Tower was a gift to the village from the children of Mrs. Ward, a notable Roslyn resident. The 44-foot granite and sandstone tower has a tile-roofed belfry housing a Seth Thomas clock designed by A. S. Hotchkiss. The 2,500-pound bronze bell is rung only on special occasions. Click to go

The Sphinx, Bayport

This 10-foot sculpture built in 1911 weighs 45 tons and is about one-seventh the size of the real old Sphinx of Egypt. The Sphinx originally greeted visitors to Will Graham’s Anchorage Inn in Blue Point but it can now be found on the grounds of Fontana Concrete Products in Bayport. The Fontana family rescued the decaying sculpture in 1974 and restored it in 1981. Click to go