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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

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Address: 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone Number: 781 259 8355
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35...
The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.
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Decordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Went today and it was awesome. I have gone to another but this one was good too. First we went through the museum and saw the art work & then outside to see the many different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Dibird50
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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268 reviews 268 reviews
108 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went today and it was awesome. I have gone to another but this one was good too. First we went through the museum and saw the art work & then outside to see the many different sculptures. Nice walk around and there are many of them too. Highly recommend them. it does cost $14 per person and is free if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What fun! Met a few friends to snowshoe here amongst the sculpture rather than the usual woods. We did not go on a guided tour, but chose, instead, to meander around the grounds at our own pace. How fun to snowshoe around the rolling grounds and find the sculpture--some of it hidden under a blanket of snow! The museum will... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The museum was interesting, but not hugely impressive in scale. The springtime weekday we visited, the entire property was mostly deserted, which suited us fine. That gave us plenty of time to quietly stroll around the spacious grounds, taking photos and admiring the sculptures and views. I think kids would be pretty bored here, but lovers of contemporary art will... More 

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Pepperell, MA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A friend and I decided to visit here because we had always wondered about it. We will wonder no more, neither will we be visiting again. Although the grounds are lovely, the sculptures are not well identified. The museum is a large space with a lot of wasted space. The exhibits leave a lot to be desired by way of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The DeCordova is a really beautiful museum - the grounds are gorgeous, overlooking a pond. The collection is well-curated; the pieces are thought-provoking while still accessible. It's a really lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A great day trip. The sculptures were amazing. It was a beautiful day and perfect for walking around the grounds. Much to see for kids and the grown-ups.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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52 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bottom Line: Beautiful grounds and a seems like a great day to spend an afternoon. Details: We visited the park and museum late on a Saturday evening for a wedding so we were only able to view the grounds briefly on our drive up to the parking lot. From what I could see though everything wasn't so spread out so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is worth a visit for the view of Walden pond alone. Now we can add the expansive sculpture garden with contemporary and modern site specific work. Lastly, add the indoor museum with continually interesting exhibitions. The cafe is tasty and the architecture is lovely. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. It's a great place for children... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find that, since I rode my bike there, admission would be free. So my rating is higher than if I would have had to pay admission. Anyway, it's an enjoyable place to explore. The park was interesting and fun to wander through. The museum (and gift shop) was nice, too.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Though the setting is lovely and gift shop is one of the nicest I've been to (though merchandise on offer has nothing to do with what's on exhibit), both outdoor sculpture and especially indoor art is underwhelming and not at all appealing. Museum itself is a neat building but contains very little art - would make a great space for... More 

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