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Chippewa Square

Address: Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #46 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Many historic attractions are located at this city square, which is named for the Battle of...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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425 reviews 425 reviews
95 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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229 attraction reviews
406 helpful votes 406 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The meeting place for The City of the Dead Tour by Blue Orb. Can't wait for this!!! :) Very nice park! Near the historic Savannah Theatre.

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Brea, CA
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We loved this square. This is where our son proposed to his wife. This is also the square that used to have the bench from the "Box of Chocolates" scene with Forest Gump.

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Frederick, Maryland
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the 2nd of 3 squares, otherwise known as mini-parks, my son and I visited in Savannah. We parked on Bull Street just south of the square for free next to a coffee shop. This square is probably the most famous one due to the filming of Forrest Gump back in 1994 (20th anniversary showing in theaters this week).... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I used to work in one of the mansions on this square and had exposure to its charm 5 days per week. First, the sounds on this square are magnificent. You'll hear the church bells from the Cathedral, horses clip-clopping while pulling their buggies, and even the tour guides from trollies telling the stories from the past. This park has... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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80 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As other reviewers have noted, Chippewa is the square most recognized today for its use in Forest Gump as the scene where the bench was placed (although the bench was not original... none of them are placed that way!). Our tour guide mentioned that for the bus to drive the way they needed it to in the film, all traffic... More 

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