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Opus 40

50 Fite Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
845-246-3400
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Saugerties
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Art Museums
Activities: Hiking
Description: This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Opus 40 while driving to Montreal. It is full of sculptures and structures made of blue stone. We walked around and looked at the great work of Mr Fite. Watch out for snakes, though. We saw a few very close to the bench where we were having lunch. A bit scary.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Opus 40 is an incredible landmark created by 1 man: Harvey Fite. Walking through this location you are struck by his design, hardwork, dedication and passion. Mr. Fite hand built and placed every stone over 37 years. The beauty of Opus 40 is astounding! The caretakers and greeters are wonderful people. Friendly, caring, patient: willing to answer every question, and... More

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Kerhonkson, New York
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Opus 40 Sculpture Park is a beautiful spot for an afternoon trip. The labyrinthine, paths, walls, ramps, and steps of swirling bluestone are amazing. All these finely fitted stones were placed by one man and all by hand. The park is not very large in acreage but the hand made multiple paths take you below ground as well as... More

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Long Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Gorgeous place for a visit. I officiated a wedding there and it was unique! Harvey Fite was quite a visionary. A must see if you are in the area, even though it is hard to find.

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Panama City, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Totally impressed with the artist talent and dedication of Harvey Fite to this labor of love. Truly a unique place and worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've read some reviews on here that would lead you to believe that Opus 40 isn't worth the visit because it's one sculpture. This misses the point entirely and if folks took the time to read a little about Harvey Fite before their visit, it would make a huge impression on them whilst being more in context. It's stunning, it... More

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West Sussex
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is definitely worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. The sculptures are the lifetime work of one man, who had the vision to turn his property into an amazing 'blue stone' sculpture. There is a good information centre with a short video to watch which gives you all the background information. You can picnic in the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I won't tell the story of Opus 40 here, because you can find it elsewhere, but I will say that it is definitely worth visiting. We only saw it briefly, but it is much more impressive and strange seeing it in real life. If you are into art, sculpture, stone working, or weird local history, you have to check this... More

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brooklyn, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great stop if you're staying in Saugerties. Really cool sculpture and outdoor area. Quick stop and really cool!

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Shokan, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is very cool. There are parts that you walk on,over,and through. It is amazing that one man's dream can excite so, many tourists! The brain that this man had to create this multitude of magnificence. I enjoyed this attraction and, so did the group that I took with me to see the rock art this man did.

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