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Socrates Sculpture Park

32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
718-956-1819
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Type: Parks
Description: You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
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Marlton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you like abstract art then you will like the Socrates Sculpture Park. This park was created on an old land fill and I think has used the space available nicely. The park rotates a few different artists and exhibits a few times a year. Depending on the rotation you might really like or not like the exhibits. I find... More

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Minneapolis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you really need to waste an hour and not spend a penny, check it out, but don't expect to use a bathroom. The porta-potties are completing intolerable and I'm a camper. Some of the art is cool but the place is not maintained. Not impressed.

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Astoria, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

socrates sculpture park is one of the hidden jewels of Astoria, I have been going there for about 20 years. always inspiring, beautiful and unexpected. they have changed throughout the years adding events, movie screenings, children's events, yoga even.... love the dogs..... and the fishermen too that you may find under the shade fishing in the river. i miss the... More

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Cape Cod
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Not quite sure what to say about this place. Definitely wait until the spring/summer to visit since it's right on the river the winds are bitterly cold. The sculptures are...um...best I can say is "interesting"

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Hebron, lsrael
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105 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The "Socrates Sculpture Garden" is a much-touted but way overrated "attraction" in the generally bland Queens. But that is not to say that it isn't worth entering if you're in the area, because there are good views across to the bluff in Manhattan's Upper East Side, & the flat northern end of Roosevelt Island, with its picturesque lighthouse. But the... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I would not make a special trip to Socrates Sculpture Park, but if you are in the area, stop by and check it out. I happened to be nearby for work and stumbled upon this little park on the water. I had an hour to kill, and thought this place was pretty awesome and totally unexpected. Lots of quirky, fun,... More

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Austin, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Its a great place to walk your dog alot of locals do that there. Its a little slice of green in an otherwise maze of concrete.

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Brooklyn
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have been through Socrates Sculpture Park a few times and I have to say it’s a dump. There’s a nice view of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but that’s about it. The grass is patchy, a lot of the sculptures aren’t that great. I’d skip this place entirely, or turn it into apartments.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

New Yorkers would rave if I put a piece of grass in a cup and set it in the middle of the street - calling it a lovely park. I'm not feeling it - at all

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I don't know what is going on here right now. But it does not look good. What a cool concept to have a park for sculpture. Right now, it looks like a garage sale or someone's back yard. This could be so much better.

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