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Address: Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Many historic attractions are located at this city square, which is named...
Many historic attractions are located at this city square, which is named for the Battle of Chippewa in the War of 1812.
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Forrest Gump bench

Possible location of the Forrest Gump bench (The east side of the square). It has been removed. it is beautiful on its own of course.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Jennifer H
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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267 reviews 267 reviews
185 attraction reviews
548 helpful votes 548 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This lovely square with its grand statue of Oglethorpe and the four lions, was our favorite square in the historic district. It has a lovely ambiance, and there was even a nearby cafe, where we could sit and enjoy views of the square.

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Savannah is full of these little park inspired squares. It's a great place to take a break in the shade, and maybe have a picnic. There are several little cafes if you want to pick up something there to eat on the multiple benches and concrete built-ins. Some great statues inform visitors of how the square got it's name. This... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Possible location of the Forrest Gump bench (The east side of the square). It has been removed. it is beautiful on its own of course.

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We met our ghost tour here. Its a beautiful area, lots of coffee houses and some restaurants. I def recommend that you take some photos here.

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Winnipeg, MB
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful spot, but it's really too bad there is no reference to the Forrest Gump bench! I understand it was just a prop, but everyone we saw that day was commenting how disappointed they were that they couldn't figure out where Forrest "sat". A tiny plaque that doesn't take away from the natural beauty of the square would make it... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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436 reviews 436 reviews
95 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

While there are tons of squares in Savannah, my wife and I stopped by Chippewa Square due to our curiosity about the scene from Forrest Gump, where Forrest talks to the lady on the bench about life bein like a box o chocolates. Now we knew the bench was gone, but what we found kind of weird was that there... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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525 reviews 525 reviews
234 attraction reviews
454 helpful votes 454 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This square is a good place to relax in the shade, especially during the warmer months, and enjoy the view of the statue and the lion and the trees. Some people-watching is also available.

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Canberra, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

All of the squares are lovely, and this is one of the bigger squares, known for having been in the film Forrest Gump. However, the bench doesn't exist and never existed, so don't expect to be able to take a selfie sitting on it when you check in on Facebook. Maybe they should put a bench there for the hell... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Chippewa is nice, it feels a little more open and less private than some of the other squares. Overall it is still a good quiet place to sit and relax.

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Muscle Shoals, alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The parks where wonderful to visit. I was surprised how much we enjoyed the park areas. Our favorite was Chippewa Square. It is in a great location and is very pretty.

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