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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
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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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great museum, great setting

How wonderful to be able to see amazing sculpture sited outdoors!! Also, their ever-changing indoor exhibitions are always fascinating. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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S. Natick, MA
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S. Natick, MA
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How wonderful to be able to see amazing sculpture sited outdoors!! Also, their ever-changing indoor exhibitions are always fascinating. Highly recommended!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This lovely setting located between Concord and Lexington is a perfect place to unwind, take in nature while viewing a vast assortment of sculptures placed around the grounds. We visited on a mild winter day, but I can imagine walking in the gardens in any decent weather --- even if it snows. The seasons will form a beautiful backdrop. Also... More 

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Thank Steven S
boston area
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I really enjoyed the outdoor sculptures - different yet reflective. Although I was a bit annoyed by the constant signs remind me to 'not touch' the exhibits. especially the adamant 'absolutely do not climb' signs. really? The indoor seems to have a very different flair. I didn't really 'appreciate' the style of art. I'm not sure that I'd call it... More 

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Thank Susan S
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Decordova Sculpture Park has sited its sculptures in excellent locations to show the works beautifully while you enjoy walking the lovely grounds. I particularly enjoyed the placement of Lincoln (Cor-Ten steel drums look like they will roll down a hillside), an tree-limb sculpture on a hilltop is surrounded by tree limbs with the setting sun behind, a huge xylophone-like sculpture... More 

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Thank Jo-Ann M
Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We came to New England to see the fall leaves changing colors and were surprised by these amazing modern sculptures on a crisp warm fall day. A great place for a hike around great modern art sculptures across the grounds. Check out beautiful gardens and a small but interesting museum. We brought a lunch to enjoy the great weather and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Beautiful walks around the interesting museum, complete with a variety of sculptures around the extensive grounds. The fall colours were amazing especially seen from the roof terrace. The staff were friendly and helpful and the store has a wonderful selection for all and not to miss.

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Thank Seasaidhm
Bedford, MA
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

An Interesting out of doors sculpture garden with walking trails with which to meander the grounds!!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A museum that is worth visiting if you are in the area. Beautiful outdoor area with large art installations, and a small modern art museum building. I will see families outside in the summer roaming the park. I hope to make it to the museum again in the fall. There is plenty of parking in the back of the museum.... More 

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Thank PrinceMacK
Schenectady, New York
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Due to installation in progress, we were only able to tour the gorgeous grounds of the park on our visit. There are a lot of sculptures in a fairly small space and some are quite interesting. The landscape is lovely, but quite hilly, so it would be difficult for anyone who has trouble walking. I did not take advantage of... More 

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Thank kaelap
Greensboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous museum and grounds. Wonderful place for young and old alike! We enjoyed the grounds and sculptures and made a game of naming the sculpture prior to reading the plaque. Absolutely delightful! Don't miss it ..under 12 yr olds free adults $5 seniors $4 ENJOY!

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