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Address: 18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone Number: +1 609-586-0616
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Activities: Walking
Description: The perfect day trip! Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton...
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.
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This place is way off the beaten path; but oh, is it worth the side trip. It's about 40 minutes outside Philadelphia, but not only are the sculptures fun and whimsical, they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This place is way off the beaten path; but oh, is it worth the side trip. It's about 40 minutes outside Philadelphia, but not only are the sculptures fun and whimsical, they are arranged on the grounds in such an amazing way that it is impossible for your mind to not be transported to another dimension. Make sure you look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had a lot of fun strolling the grounds, not knowing what we might encounter around the next bend in the path. True, much of the statuary is of the kitschy variety; but this isn't any august, solemn museum where you go to stand around contemplating "serious" art. Approach your visit with a dose of whimsy, and you will not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Be prepared to walk. This outdoor park has many, many sculptures of all kinds. My daughter was married here in June of 2014. Big, rugged granite to detailed bronze castings mimicing the old masters' painting, this place has it all.

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Mars, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful park with sculptures everywhere. Indoor and outdoor exhibits and interactive exhibits as well. Really beautiful and there is a really good restaurant in the park to enjoy an outdoor culinary experience. Really a great afternoon/evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Although the Grounds for Sculpture is located in a light industrial park region, upon your arrival you will feel swept into an entirely different world. It is an absolute world-class facility, with magnificent sculptures throughout the grounds. Especially enjoy the numerous re-creations of French Impressionistic masterpieces located all over the grounds. No folks, they're not people...they're statues! Also enjoy the... More 

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Newtown, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I enjoy viewing fine art and this was not at all disappointing. All sculpture outside and approachable. Enjoyed dining in the restaurant as well

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's fun. I suggest do not ask to much from this park, but overhaul its fun! Everybody happy with it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Grounds For Sculpture has something for everyone. The sculpture choices provide something for everyone to enjoy from the art connoisseur to the art novice. The works of art are thoughtfully sited. The grounds themselves are art in and of themselves thanks in no small part to the genius of Brian Carey. Grounds For Sculpture is a true gift to Hamilton... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hamilton has a world class art showcase in the Grounds for Sculpture Garden. It's a beautiful way to spend a nice spring or summer day admiring the gardens and sculptures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have been here numerous times. I also have downloaded the app that is sort of guide. I don't know that it is really necessary but for $5 I found it useful. There is so much to see I could spend a week there. Every form and influence is on display in one way or another. If there is a... More 

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