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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
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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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Not just a boring old horse...

This sculpture may surprise you. Meijer Gardens is filled with sculptures, but this may be the best one. I wans't expecting something so grand, but this horse is just that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This sculpture may surprise you. Meijer Gardens is filled with sculptures, but this may be the best one. I wans't expecting something so grand, but this horse is just that. It's massive and beautiful and majestic. A must see if you are at Meijer Gardens, which is a fantastic place for a half day adventure i you are in town.

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Leonardo's horse is part of a beautiful sculpture garden within the Meijer's garden. Most of the sculptures can be viewed while strolling along gorgeous winding paths that allow visitors an up close experience with wonderful art. Recently, a Japanese Garden was added. Frederik Meijer gardens is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Grand Rapids, Michigan and should... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty amazing sight to see when you come around the path and THERE IT IS! The curators have done a wonderful job positioning artist's model and scaled model in same area. Explanation of the design and how the sculpture came to be created are very good. Really nice to see this piece in the flesh.

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Wyoming, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I couldn't be leave the detail of this horse. I'm not very educated in Leonardo da Vinci but this horse is impressive . It a must see in Grand Rapids mi

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Weston, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Is this really a separate attraction from the Frederick Meijer Sculpture Garden? You must pay the park admission to see this. It is pretty impressive though.

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Howell, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

All I can say is WOW, the size is remarkable. Make sure you take the time to visit this sculpture, the history behind this horse is something else.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This thing was amazing! You can't imagine it's size. A lot of children having fun around it and parents taking pictures.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You need to stand underneath the horse than you can see how big this horse is it is worth the trip to see the horse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I read reviews of travelers and was very happy to go see all F.M. Gardens had to offer. Great experience to see.

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

New Japanese Gardens. When in Grand Rapids this is not to be missed. The cafe has a Chihuly glass flowers that are magical. Wear good walking shoes and take water. Many amazing pieces throughout the gardens. And if you have children, take them to the sensory garden and let them play in the water fountains. This is a part of... More 

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