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Address: 50 Fite Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone Number: +1 845-246-3400
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but...
This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork. It is possible to visit by appointment on non-open days.
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Amazing place!

Beautiful, amazing place with rich history! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. The only drawback - and there is no other - is that there were so many flying bugs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a stone earthwork sculpture/monument constructed by Harvey Fite over a period of 37 years, which ended when he was killed in an accident in 1976. While the whole site is many acres, the central complex is maybe 200 - 300 feet square and is complete. There are some walls in a wooded area way out back that he... More 

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Morris County, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, amazing place with rich history! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. The only drawback - and there is no other - is that there were so many flying bugs! Made me uncomfortable - but must have just been the time of year!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Such history here and you get to "walk all over it". Just fascinating that someone could build this, just amazing. Nothing I really disliked. Quaint,peaceful and beautiful

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Opus 40 is an epic, environmental sculpture, a 6 acre monument to stonecutting by an artist who was a master of design and technique and who spent almost 40 years creating it singlehandedly using the traditional quarryman's hand tools. A must see if you are ever within 50 miles. It is located less than 30 minutes from the Saugerties exit... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great example of environmental art, and a fitting tribute to a singular artist. The grounds are a wonderful place to walk and think, and to enjoy the understated grandeur of the Catskills.

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Albany, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited prior to Memorial Day, so it was not crowded at all. If you choose to visit before the "season", be sure to call in advance. It's a beautiful space, hard to believe this is man made! Great place to walk around and relax. It's fairly easy to get around the grounds; you can walk down into some of... More 

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Saugerties has wonderful shopping and some great places to eat, but Opus 40 is an experience you will remember forever. A combination of art and nature that works for adults and children. The man-made draws you into the natural, connects you with the larger landscape. It feels ancient and modern and real. One reviewer said, it quiets the mind. Can't... More 

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New York, NY
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great for climbing around, seeing the views and contemplation, this sculpture park is quirky and beautiful at the same time.

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Saugerties, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a beautiful spot to sit and quiet your mind. It looks like nature made a sanctuary, even though it was the blood, sweat and tears of a mortal!

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New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stopped by here while in the area. Really interesting sculpture garden and so serene. I enjoyed our short stop here but found it a little pricey.

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