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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

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Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone Number: 616-957-1580
Description: The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never...
The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two models based on da Vinci’s drawings, one of which graces the Frederik Meijer Gardens.
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Surprisingly LARGE, very elegant statue peeps out at you as you walk around the park

This horse does surprise you with how large it really is. There are three sizes, normal size, small size meant for touching, and the large size. All the sizes are identical and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This horse does surprise you with how large it really is. There are three sizes, normal size, small size meant for touching, and the large size. All the sizes are identical and show a fiery horse in mid-stride. Nice information on the artist is also shown. You can see the statue of the horse peeping through the foliage as you... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You will not miss this statue if you are at the Frederik Meijer Gardens. It is a must see; it is big and beautiful. We had an amazing time on the grounds.

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montague mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

went to see the new waterfall/garden exhibit but as always had to go see the horse - how lucky we are to have it's beauty grace the park

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

very cool place to take pics and to enjoy an outdoor stroll. relaxing atmosphere. see some good outdoor art. enjoy the tropical plant indoor area.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

World-class sculptures in a beautiful outdoor setting. You must the the giant Japanese garden, much bigger than any I had ever toured before.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This colossal horse is given center stage at Meijer Gardens incredible Sculpture Park. The design was based on extensive research of a horse Leonardo da Vinci had started but never completed in the 1400's. The size of this gallant steed is staggering and makes for some great photo opportunities. Don't miss this on your visit to Meijer Gardens & Sculpture... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

While in Meijer Gardens, one of the things that is "must see and do" is the horse. The history that goes with it is DaVinci designed it for a city to show it's power (or something similar to that. But he had problems actually casting the pieces and putting them together and through a series of issues, finally gave up... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We only had a couple of hours to explore the sculpture gardens as part of a rest stop during our dive across Michigan. The American Horse, physically located in the middle of this impressive collection, towers over awestruck visitors, from children to senior citizens. It's one of the few pieces of art in the collection visitors are allowed to touch.... More 

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Belmont, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the story about all of the effort and planning to make this sculpture and give one to Italy and place one in the Frederick Meijer Gardens. It is fabulous!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful to just look and marvel at this Giant beauty. Made me feel like an ant...lol...fun times and people all over enjoying themselves. Glad we were able to make it to see this particular sculpture. It's worth the walk...

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Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone Number: 616-957-1580
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids

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