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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-957-1580
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Grand Rapids
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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... more » 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. « less
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Hastings, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is at Meijer Gardens and has a really great story behind it. Take the tram tour ($3) and the volunteer will tell you about not only the Leonardo da Vinci Horse, but many other sculptures!!

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Abbottstown PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The horse is just like you would imagine it, except it's even larger. The detail is terrific. An image you will remember.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Part of the Meijer Gardens, this is a famous statue of da Vinci's drawing of a huge horse. One of 2, the other is in Italy. There are also 2 smaller versions on site, for closer inspection and for the visually impaired.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We go to Meijer Gardens every so often, even though it is a very long drive. The horse is a favorite of my traveling companion.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Where have these other reviewers vacationed? Abandoned iron mills? Sewage plants? If you're not getting paid to visit Grand Rapids, keep driving.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The first time I saw it it was twice the size that I had imagined. It beautiful! You see this but you also get to see the many other sculptures inside fredrick meijers gardens. Soon they will be opening the botanical gardens inside also which looks to be fantastic when it is done, I believe in 2015 but not positive.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Wonderful sculpture - huge and stately! One of many sculptures in Miejer Garden and Sculpture Park. Worth a visit!

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Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The sheer magnitude of the it, as well as the history and the facsimiles by other famous sculptures.

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Lemont, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The reason, I'm sure, that Leonardo da Vinci's Horse inside the Meijer Gardens is awarded a special place as a separate attraction is because one could go to see the horse, and just the horse, and be thoroughly satisfied with the feeling that comes with your first sight as you approach the massive image. Another picture moment after you've taken... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I'm not sure why this is an attraction all by itself when it's part of another attraction, but it is so I'm reviewing it. This sculpture is amazing and beautiful. I'm so glad we saw it. Words escape me to due this justice in a review. LARGE in scale and easily the focal point of all the outdoor sculpture. Lots... More

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