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Grounds For Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
+1 609-586-0616
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre... more » Owner description: The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre not-for-profit sculpture park and arboretum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features more than 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in five indoor galleries. With rich educational offerings, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, the park is open year-round. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. Members receive free admission year-round plus a host of other benefits. For hours, admission prices, membership information, and a calendar of events, visit us online. « less
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I heard about this site through TripAdvisor and I am glad we came. At first I wasn't sure what I had gotten myself into because the surrounding area wasn't very appealing. The sculptures on the grounds are enough to keep anyone interested with the variety from American Icons to abstract. Sometimes you had to take a second look to determine... More

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Middlesex, NJ
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place to walk around. The sculptures are scattered over many acres and you never know when you will find one. There are great little finds...like a fake squirrel in a tree or someone lying in the grass reading (statues). You will find yourself looking at people and waiting for them to move to see if they... More

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marlton nj
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A rare find. Way more than I expected. The serenity of the grounds is like a fine wine to be savored. The bronze life-like scuptures are magnificent. What a great way to spend an afternoon. Definitely a photo-op just waiting to be shared with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The drive to get here is a little unnerving and if you think you are absolutely in the wrong ace, don't despair - just keep following your GPS. Once you arrive, you will have the most delightful few hours - if the weather cooperates. This is a gem of a place. The sculptures are fabulous, the grounds are absolutely beautiful,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This ranks among my WOW! attractions. A MUST see if you're anywhere near the Princeton/Trenton area in central Jersey...or even Philadelphia. 30 acres filled with lifesize "Americana" bronze scultures so real you have to look and touch to realize they are not alive. Definitely a minimum 4 hour experience although you could easily spend an entire day strolling along various... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Last weekend was my first time at Grounds for Sculptures, and it certainly won't be my last. Not only are the grounds immaculately kept, but the paths, walkways and sculptures we're nothing less than magnificent. The various sculptures are so perfectly placed that you have to double take some of the very life-like pieces of art. The vast collection leaves... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This place is spectacular. Whether you're into art or landscaping (or both), it's a must see. If you've ever been to the Pepsico headquarters or The Storm King Center you'll see similarities, but Grounds for Sculpture is easily ten times better. A surprise around every corner. The cafe was very good too. Just make sure to wear comfy walking shoes!

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We were taken here by friends. Entrance fee was $15 each....this sculpture park was fantastic. We spent 3 hours wondering around, interacting with the art work and overall having fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

just went there last week-it is a place everyone should visit just once-very impressed with the sculptures and the scenery was amazing-food was ok also at the peacock bistro (prices were ok too)

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Totally agree with previous reviews so won't repeat. Spent a delightful afternoon being totally charmed by the way the art is displayed outdoors among lush greenery, as well as indoors in several buildings. Lots of places to sit and just contemplate everything. Nice lunch at Peacock Cafe (a little pricy, but it goes to support this splendid place). No way... More

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