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Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

7400 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48710
(989) 964-7125
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Saginaw
Type: Art Museums
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Charlotte, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, I wanted to stop in to the museum on way to Mackinaw City. What was initially intended as a way to spend a few hours on the way northward through Michigan became one of the highlights of our trip. Outside the museum are many of the sculptures. Inside are numerous plaster models used in creating finished... More

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful pieces of work inside and out at the campus of the University- really enjoyed looking at and taking pictures of them! Not especially keen on sculpture usually but these were amazing and it is well worth the trip to see them.

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Clarklake, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My group stopped here during a convention and I'm so glad they did. I had absolutely no idea this museum even existed. The saddest part is that I didn't have enough time to take everything in. Although the museum is small there is so much information to read about pertaining to each sculpture. The ambiance in the museum is very... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I know people who have lived in Saginaw their whole lives and have never visited the museum. It is truly something to be proud of. Located on the lovely campus of Saginaw Valley State University, the museum houses a vast collection of Fredericks sculptures. Fans of The Cross in the Woods in Indian River should see the exhibit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here to break up drive to Mackinac Island but this would be a destination in itself. Small museum on a college campus with wonderful scuptures inside and out, with fascinating signs to read. There's also a depiction of the artists studio with signage and videos that clearly explain the process. And its free. Absolutely loved it!

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Winchester, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

WOW! what can I say?? This place takes your breath away and right in the middle of the city. When you are walking through the gardens, you don't even realize where you are. Everyone was so nice and the place is super clean and it even has a children's garden with interactive exhibits. Well worth the money and the tri!

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a nice place to visit. The sculptures are huge and all have a small description beside it.There is free parking and free admission. It is in the Sagniaw university and very easy to get to. The staff are very informative . There are sculptures outside as well. If you are in the area it is worth the visit.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I would highly recommend visiting this museum. These are original sculptures of Marshall Fredericks. They are so awesome. Even interesting for children I would think.

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Tri Cities
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I go here often. Take any out of town guests here. Everyone has always loved it and appreciated the visit! I understand they are going to be expanding in the near future. Can't wait to see what that unfolds! I have been to a bazillion galleries & museums in my lifetime.... but this is unmatched! The magnitude of Marshall Fredericks... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This exceptional gallery of sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks' works is awesome. (It's also free, but there is a donation box.) You can learn a lot about the process of making public sculptures. There is also a very nice attached gift shop that features lovely (and pricey) pieces by Michigan artists as well as the easily-affordable kids souvenirs. I took my... More

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