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Opus 40

50 Fite Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
845-246-3400
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Saugerties
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Parks, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became...
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Type: Art Museums, Parks, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Owner 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The sculpture (Both the landscaping and the individual pieces) are incredible by themselves, when you add in the acoustics it brings this place to a whole different level. Harvey Fite was a true genius with stone and sound. Touring the garden is a great way to spend a few hours, better yet is to attend one of the concerts held... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a very interesting "backyard" sculpture that one man worked on for decades. It is impressive and fun to explore for an hour or so. Awesome views of the mountains good photo op. $10 admission

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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Interesting in that one man created a sculpture garden with great views of the Hudson Valley mountains. Walking among the man made quarry trails could be a bit of a challenge for anyone with a handicap. Admission fee is $10; some days seniors are admitted for $7. Worth a visit if in the area. Close by (5 miles or so)... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is almost like a labyrinth to follow the artist musings and rock garden trail of this life-time project of an incredible artist. Pack a lunch for a picnic and stay a while to explore the trails and scenery. The detail and passion of this backyard project is awe-inspiring. An unusual gem of an attraction, not to miss. Not far... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Quite an amazing place when you stop and think that one man created this. And with no power tools.The beautiful background of the mountains just adds to the feel of the place. And the little museum is very nice and quite interesting. Definitely worth going to see.

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Marienville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Located between Woodstock and Saugerties, it was very interesting to see what one man created from a rock quarry. Opus 40, so named because he planned on spending 40 years to create but died after 37 years in an accident. It is quite more extensive than I thought it would be. The admission is $10, but I guess there is... More 

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Lagrange, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful place with neat history. Nice trails and scenery. Especially in the fall. Attended a beautiful wedding right on site of the large monolith stone.

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Glens Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped by on our way back north. It's only about 10 minutes off the i87 (exit 20). What a delightful place. Very inspiring to walk around and explore the stone pathways and consider the obsessive detail and dedication that were the result of one man's passion. The wood house is also very beautiful as are the other buildings, (also... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was ok,,,,,,except, no rest rooms......only disgusting, filthy porta-potties, and no running water to wash hands.

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Cairo, New York
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I just have to say that Opus 40 is one of the gem's of the Catskills. Founded by Harvey Fite, 1930-1976, who was one of the founder's of Bard College on the "other" side of the Hudson River, this sculpture garden is purely a tribute to stone, We have been to Opus 40 several times and love the rock walls,... More 

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