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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Happy We Stopped Here

We stopped here on our way from NYC to Maine, and I'm so happy we did. While this is not quite Storm King (in New York), there are still some really intriguing work. The little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way from NYC to Maine, and I'm so happy we did. While this is not quite Storm King (in New York), there are still some really intriguing work. The little cafe is nice, the shop has some great things, but the star is the art. In my opinion, you can skip the museum and just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't think this was my thing but was pleasantly surprised - the sculptures are interesting and fun to discover as you stroll through the park. Some are quite striking! Plenty of room to roam but you could do a smaller loop and still see a lot. Be sure to go to the rooftop terrace on the 6th floor of the... More 

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Boston, MA
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Taking a young child to a bona fide art museum or exhibition can often be a risky endeavor, especially when said child is more a fan of sports than the arts. However the beautiful grounds and wide range of sculptures was plenty to win over even our little artphobe. While almost all of the sculptures are clearly (and often repeatedly)... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for kids and adults. Kids will learn a lot and adults will definitely enjoy as much. The sculptures are very cool and interesting. Your kids will run around in joy. You should definitely go.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We walked through the art museum, was too modern for our taste but loved seeing the inside of the building and going out on the upper terrace. We were there on a Saturday so we took advantage of a guided stroll through some of the outdoor sculptures. Our guide was terrific, he easily engaged both adolescents and teenagers as well... More 

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Mandello del Lario, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A lovely sculpture garden to wander through on a beautiful day, we really enjoyed our visit! Just what we were looking for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The sculptures outside were interesting to see. Not too excited for some, but good to see them all. Small food cafe with packaged wraps and sandwiches. Homemade juices. Overall good day to spend outside. One of the popular sculpture is the "two hearts ". The other is an interesting "deCordova ball". Enjoy your visit.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went with some friends, and although i live in the area, i had not visited in 20+ years. The weather was nice (most of the sculptures are outdoors), and we had a great time. There is a QR code next to each sculpture, and so with my phone i was able to pull up great info on every piece... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went for the inside talk on Thursday. The guide didn't show but the head of the section did the talk and she was very good. We learned about newer (for us) style art. Then we toured the outdoor sculptures. The paper map has the sculptures numbered along with their name and artist but the sculptures themselves do not have... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited DeCordova Sculpture Park (we didn't end up going inside the museum due to time constraints) recently with my sister and mother. We had the most lovely time (although a little hot and sweaty due to it being August) walking around the park, admiring the sculptures. We should've brought a picnic, but we can do that next time. Our... More 

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