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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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Centerpiece of Meijer Gardens

This is an impressive sculpture. It's story is interesting too. The easiest way to see it and learn about it is to take a ride on the Meijer Gardens tram.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an impressive sculpture. It's story is interesting too. The easiest way to see it and learn about it is to take a ride on the Meijer Gardens tram.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So cool! The sculpture is gigantic and you can walk right up to it and take photos!! There is only one more like it in Italy!!!

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Rochester, New York
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205 reviews 205 reviews
143 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

impressively huge da Vinci horse. a masterpiece that is found in the Meijer Gardens. Can't grasp the magnitude of the horse until you are next to it and feel like such a dwarf compared to it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The da Vinci horse has never failed to wow my out-of- town guests. It's amazing. Standing by one of the front hooves will blow one's mind at the sculpturing detail.

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Sparta, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I take my 4th graders to Meijer Gardens and we always have to see the horse. So many of them don't believe me when I tell them how huge and majestic it is. You really have to see it to believe it. It's quite amazing.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

In Grand Rapids? Yes, and more. Be awed by Da Vinci's mastery and enjoy one of the rare treasure of Meijer Gardens. Probably the best place to take a significant selfie in GR.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A beautiful installation at Meijer Gardens, it stands strong and graceful with the background of blue sky.

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California
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683 helpful votes 683 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Was visiting the gardens with local friends who said I had to see "the horse." Wow! It was huge. And magnificent! And impressive.

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Salt Lake City
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was the highlight of touring the gardens for me, as well as the friends i was traveling with. We visited right at opening on a Friday morning and basically had the grounds to ourselves for a small moment which was great because it offered us a moment to enjoy this sculpture with no one else around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was the highlight of the Frederick Meier Sculpture Gardens...and not just because it was the biggest.

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