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Griffis Sculpture Park

Address: Ashford Hollow, Ellicottville, NY
Phone Number: 716-667-2808
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Type: Art Museums, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Art Museums, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Sydney, Australia
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1,421 reviews 1,421 reviews
976 attraction reviews
1,382 helpful votes 1,382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The towering sculptures flanking the entrance announce boldly The 'speciality la maison' into this amazing sylvan setting. Amazing display of a collection that features 200 sculptures fashioned out of aluminium, bronze,steel, cast- iron and wood. The mindset of the artists' pieces, as well as the curative ensemble, shows high calibre and tones inherent on display. Whimsy is certainly high up... More 

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Massillon,Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This year Griffis added lights to the park. The path is lit leading to the lake and surrounding sculptures. Very nice. They open at dark certain nights charging $10 per adult. TAKE A FLASHLIGHT.

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Orchard Park, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There are actually two parks within a few miles of each other. The one in Ashford Hollow has (in my opinion), the more interesting sculptures. The one in East Otto feels a little more intimate, perhaps because the open (treeless) areas seems smaller and more of the sculptures seem tucked along wooded paths (but, I haven't explored the entirety of... More 

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New Yorf
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very interesting. The park is huge with the sculptures scattered throughout. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. There is also a second section of the park on another road. Would have liked a map to follow. Also, there is very limited parking at the main entrance. Would come again.

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Yankton, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We drove to Griffis Park the day after we arrived. It was our first attraction we visited on our trip. We had a nice walk up the side of a mountain looking at sculptures. We enjoyed as some were ordinary..others unusual..and some quirky!! We loved the maidens reflected in the pond!! Thank you....

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London, ON
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had read about this online, both on TA and on some other websites. It was also in a local paper as a recommended attraction so we figured we would check it out when we could. When we first arrived, I thought hey this is going to be cool and it was but there were a lot of things I... More 

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New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is big enough to get lost in -- and we did, in the rain, no less. But we loved it. It's full of gigantic steel sculptures -- of insects, of vaguely mythological figures, of toy submarines and the like for kids to play in. The sculptures are in gardens and in fields, separated by hiking trails. You think... More 

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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love wandering around here. Great location and beautiful sculptures. Nice for a picnic, or just lying in the sun to read a good book.

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toronto
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We've been visiting this park for years and it never gets old. The fall is lovely with the changing colors and this past year we tried the winter snow shoe which was wonderful. Payment is on the honor system and I encourage everyone to contribute to support this wonderful park. We will be back.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A tucked away little treasure! Beautiful hiking, hidden gems, unusual statues... a very intriguing place in a beautiful spot!

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