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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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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I saw this place on the Fox News, introducing the John Seward Exhibit. Since we are in that area, I planned to go see this before John Seward's exhibit comes to an end on Sept. 21, 2014. This is so worth it. I love sculptures and have been to the one in Minneapolis, MN. This one is very interesting as... More

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allentown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Combine all your favorite theme parks and technology centers and place it inside a gorgeous botanical gardens and you have Grounds For Sculpture. Sprinkle some French Impressionism and Hollywood icons and a dash of Lincoln and you have gigantic art masterpieces that tower 30+ feet. Lastly gourmet food at The Peacock or Rat's Restaurant you have a great day at... More

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Wall, NJ
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had our first visit to the Grounds for Sculpture last Sunday and it was wonderful! They still had the giant Marilyn Monroe exhibit as well as the giant "sailor kissing a nurse" exhibit. Both were awesome. Although it was a hot day, there were plenty of places to find some shade while walking around. We had lunch at Rat's... More

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Morris County, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This place is a photographer's paradise filled with sculptures in almost every nook and cranny...and the plants and trees are themselves to be admired! An art gallery and botanical garden in one! So glad to have finally visited this place! I live in NJ and have never known this place existed. Admission price is very affordable for the art you're... More

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New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

First time with husband and another couple. Very awesome and make sure you pose yourselves in the picture. The sculpture are sometimes hidden so be aware as it maybe our perfect, place

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Sammamish
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This wonderful place is well worth the drive, the price of admission, and as much time as you are ready to devote. The sculptures cover a broad variety of representational, fantastical and abstract subjects, and there are indoor venues as well as the extensive outdoor collections. There is a beautiful lake on the grounds and areas where you can picnic.... More

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Mercerville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We learned from friends that Rats bar and restaurant had an incredible happy hour menu at a great price. We were not disappointed. On nice days you can sit on the patio and enjoy the views. Service is very good and the prices and very reasonable. I highly recommend Rats for happy hour.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I knew the scupltures were alongside the road near the Hamilton Train Station but didn't realize there was a whole museum dedicated to the scupltures just around the corner. I saw an ad in a magazine and knew I wanted to visit this summer because of the special exhibit with the Marilyn Monroe statue. The grounds were BEAUTIFUL. Not just... More

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Jersey Shore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There were only two of us, but it would also be a great place to visit with the entire family. Amazing bronze sculptures surprise you everywhere you walk. The twenty-two foot Marilyn sculpture (holding her dress down over a subway grate) is going back to California, so get there this year. It is a fun place for the whole family,... More

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Woodland Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We really enjoyed this place. We were a group of six adults of varying ages and it was nice day for all of us. Be prepared for a lot of walking. The grounds are over 45 acres with several hundred sculptures placed in wonderful and interesting settings throughout the park. The retrospective exhibit by Seward Johnson (which is only there... More

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