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Socrates Sculpture Park

Address: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718-956-1819
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Open air, by the water and with an ever-changing suite of big installations, this is a great place to spend half an hour. Entry is free and while there are no facilities (no risk of 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' fatigue here) it's a one-minute walk from the Noguchi Gallery if you fancy a coffee. Definitely coming again if in... More 

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New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I read a review in which a person said there were only 2 sculptures ,however,today I saw 15 .In addition a wonderful view of Manhattan .

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Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Worth a visit, nice and friendly. A bit worn but really nice all in all!There is also a beautiful view of the Manhattan

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Bronx
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was super excited to visit this park but when I arrived I was very disappointed. There were about two outdoor sculptures on display and the rest of the park was just uncared for. The grass looked dry the fences by the water were broken and overall unsafe. The park is completely the opposite of what you see on the... More 

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Lucknow, India
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68 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This park is for creativity and particularly for outdoor art! We visited on Aug. 14 and were bit unlucky to find nothing at the time. Yet were compensated with some river side views! The park can have really interesting art but one needs to find about the activity calender and things happening in the park! In all a good concept... More 

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Ottawa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

...but I'd suggest that you head out to Astoria, Queens. It is a 15 minute walk from the subway station. The large park is on the edge of the water and admission is free. Each summer (from what I understand) artists are given fellowships to create outdoor art. They change with every season so you have to do some research... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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47 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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