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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone Number: 616-957-1580
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You could spend many hours here. Beautiful place, landscape and the art. I would suggest checking it out. The Leonardo da Vinci's Horse was my favorite.

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East Sussex UK
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Okay, we're not art buffs. We came to the Frederik Meijer gardens more as garden lovers than art lovers, and saw mention of a horse sculpture. Then as we walked around the garden and cleared a stand of trees, there was this incredible, beautiful, MASSIVE horse in front of us! We just stopped and stared. To be able to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the story behind making the horse a reality. I experienced the instillation of the horse, and the unveiling, and it was quite an experience. Fried Meijer even drop in one of his purple cow ice cream coupons that is was known to give away. So inspiring, that I even visited the twin horse in Milan Italy, but the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This sculpture in Frederick Meijer Garden is very popular. Along with the huge, full-sized sculpture, there is a brail one and two smaller one to touch. Many people have there pictures taken with this popular attraction.

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Seattle, Washington
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If it isn't known, this is located within the Frederik Meijer Garden. There are only two of these in existence and one is in Italy so it's quite a treat to have the other in Grand Rapids. Kids and adults both like it though there isn't much to do aside from taking pictures with it. There are a few sketches... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It should be notes that this attraction is located within another attraction (the Frederick Meijer Garden). The Garden is worth 5 stars, while this is worth 3.5 or 4 stars. I rated this a 3 on it's own because the surrounding attractions are more appealing. We spent 30-60 minutes at other parts of the garden, while about 15 minutes here.

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