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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781 259 8355
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mystic, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

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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139 reviews 139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the DeCordova on a sunny August day with a 21/2 year old. Perfect place to introduce children of all ages to out door sculpture. A wide variety of pieces, some colorful, some huge and some just plain fun! There is even a waterfall where you can reach down and touch the water! Also a house with art work... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a beautiful park with a wonderful selection of outdoor art installations and sculptures. It would be difficult to navigate the grassy terrain, if you have any mobility issues. The grounds are a little hilly and a little grassy. I have been here numerous times and every time I go I really enjoy the modern, innovative installations. I recommend... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited the sculpture garden on a beautiful summer day. The grounds are very well cared for. There is a senior and active duty military discount. The museum contains more modern art than I am interested in. However, the works are well presented and there is a feeling of real openness when walking around. There were a couple interesting exhibits which... More

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Putnam, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

VERY modern art spread out on beautiful grounds. Lots of families with kids, but since you were not allowed to touch the sculptures in any way, they had to be told over and over not to climb on them. Great for adults on a nice day, but be prepared to walk outside a lot - so weather matters. The museum... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When I was growing up in this area, DeCordova offered art classes and an art camp in the summer. Sadly, that no longer happens. However, they have turned the grounds of this beautiful semi-rural museum (in an extremely affluent town) into a beautiful sculpture park. The Museum itself has been upgraded and expanded since the 1960's and the exhibit when... More

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