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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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Bronx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 reviews 105 reviews
105 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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