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Chippewa Square

Bull Street, Between Hull and Perry Streets, Savannah, GA (Downtown)
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Ranked #45 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Portland, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went looking for the bench that was featured in the Forrest Gump movie, but turns out the bench was a prop that is now kept in a museum. The square itself does have benches and there are plenty of trees, so it was definitely a nice spot to sit and relax and take a load off tired feet.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I am always wanting to check out places when in new cities and when I read a part of Forest Gump was shot at Chippewa Square, I had to check it out. Granted they took out the park bench and it's at a museum now, but it's still worth checking out just to see the area. All of the squares... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is worth a 15 minute stop to enjoy the scenic square and check out an important location from the film Forest Gump. The actual bench where Forest sat and told his story throughout the movie and uttered his famous line about a box of chocolates is gone but the spot is pretty recognizable if you google image the scene... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Many of the squares are currently being worked on, cleaned up, etc. It is great that the city cares for them. Trolley rides are a great way to hit up the majority of squares! Movie site for Forest Gump, but don't be surprised when the bench is MIA as it was movie magic.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went to Chippewa Square to see the location of the Forrest Gump scene. The bench has been removed but it's an easy location to get a few pictures. The traffic around the square is minimal so standing in the road to take the picture is possible. The location for the scene from Forrest Gump is on the North side... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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273 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I love the Oglethorpe Statue. Simply stunning! Great for photo ops. The Forrest Gump bench used to be located here-gone..now in a museum. Wonderful square with plenty of seating. The First Baptist Church is also located at this square.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The magnificent bronze statue of James Oglethorpe stands facing South with sword drawn to warn any invading Spanish Floridians. Another of Savannahs beautiful squares.

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Hobart, IN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

You can go to the exact location on the square where Tom Hanks filmed the Forrest Gump shots, but the actual bench has been removed to the Museum on the Visitor's center. Everyone was pretending to sit on the bench and got pictures. I don't remember which direction it is, but it is on the backside of the statue.

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Tempe, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

A bit chilly in March so April may be better for a visit. Great huge shade trees all over historical district.

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Savannah, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

A lovely spot to sit and read a good book In the heart of our unique city. We have many squares and the are all beautiful.

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