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Griffis Sculpture Park

Address: Ashford Hollow, Ellicottville, NY
Phone Number: 716-667-2808
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Type: Art museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Art museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Hiking
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PA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
50 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is very out of the way and not nearly as beautiful or fun to hike as other nearby places, I will not be returning. I do not agree with the very positive reviews. It might be ok for little ones, my teens grew bored very quick. I would rather go to Allegheny State Park.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,570 reviews 1,570 reviews
1,071 attraction reviews
1,555 helpful votes 1,555 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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6 reviews 6 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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