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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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Beautiful square and near pretty much everything. If your a Forrest Gump fan make sure you stop. It's a nice stop and glad we passed through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Spent over a week in the area. We lived it so much. What a beautiful place to visit. I know we will be back sometime soon. Keep it up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Beautiful square and near pretty much everything. If your a Forrest Gump fan make sure you stop. It's a nice stop and glad we passed through.

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is just one of Savannah's many beautiful squares. This one is a bit more notable than most because it was used as the filming location for 1995 Best Picture winner Forrest Gump; In those now iconic scenes of Tom Hanks as Forrest sitting on the bench waiting for a bus as he recounts his extroidnary life to strangers waiting... More 

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185 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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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