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Grounds for Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619
+1 609-586-0616
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Hamilton
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Grounds For Sculpture is a non-profit 42-acre contemporary sculpture park in Hamilton Twp., NJ, midway between NYC and Philadelphia. With over 270... more » Owner description: Grounds For Sculpture is a non-profit 42-acre contemporary sculpture park in Hamilton Twp., NJ, midway between NYC and Philadelphia. With over 270 works outdoors and multiple indoor galleries, its the perfect day trip in any season. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just returned from a second visit with friends to Grounds for Sculptures near Trenton New Jersey and we would go again! There is so much to see and on each visit there are many new exhibits. This time the famous Marilyn Monroe standing on the exhaust grate in New York City will be there're at least until September 21st. The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This sculpture garden is not your usual garden just full of sculptures, It is an art lover's heaven. Don't be fooled by the website's list of artists. It is also a garden of famous impressionist art works, made in the form of sculptures. You can literally sit or stand in them. The not to be missed art work has to... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Gardens, Artwork and lovely restaurant! Fun for families and couples alike. Would definitely go back with our kids. The Rats restaurant on property was 5 star!!

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was our third time there. I always love this place. If I lived closer I would become a member. This is like New York State's Storm King Art Center however while Storm King goes for massive pieces this location tends to have somewhat smaller sculptures. Most of the artwork is outdoors so go when the weather is good. I... More

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Princeton, NJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

For those of us who are lucky enough to frequent the Grounds for Sculpture, it was an added treat to see Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, King Lear, Manet pieces, and other unique delights dispersed throughout the landscape and museum. We spent 6 hours walking around appreciating Johnson's study pieces and whimsical portraits/sculptures.

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south jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I hate to write such a a great review because this secret garden will not be a secret anymore. But, it would also be unfair of me not to share this New Jersey state treasure with the world. A must see!!!!! Would give this one more than five circles if it were an option.

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ottawa canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful discovery. Less than an hour drive from Philly. It's a large garden full of sculptures. There are two types of sculptures. The founder of Grounds for Sculpture is active and his works are world renowned. He has life sized sculptures of everyday people. He has copied and created scenes of famous painting. Very cool. He had also... More

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Stewartsville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I spent a Saturday afternoon here with my wife. We weren't disappointed. Despite the hot and humid weather, the beautiful grounds offered up plenty of shade and lakes to cool us off. The size and scope of the sculptures were amazing, most of which were done by Seward Johnson. Many of his pieces are three dimensional works of famous paintings... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I did not know what to expect when I arrived at the grounds. Boy was I in for an amazing day. We took a guided tour and the comment made by the docent "You never know what you will find around each corner, so look closely" held true for the entire day. Review the pictures posted on trip advisor to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful sculpture and gorgeous landscaping. My favorites are Seward John son's life sized renditions of masterpiece paintings by Renoir, Monet,etc. Since these are life size, I put myself into the painting. What a fun and very different experience! I highly recommend a visit!

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