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Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Address: 220 State Street, Springfield, MA
Phone Number: 413-263-6800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Bring the kids to this outdoor sculpture garden where the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and other...
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Type: Art Galleries, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Bring the kids to this outdoor sculpture garden where the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters are immortalized in bronze, life-size statues all designed by Geisel's step-daughter, sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates.

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited the sculpture and museum shortly after we moved to the Northeast 5 years ago. It was a great experience to see the history of a man who dedicated his love to entertaining children and adults alike. Well worth the time to visit.

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Slingerlands, New York
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483 reviews 483 reviews
79 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Horton, the Lorax, the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, they are all here in large sculptures. It is a quick destination on it's own, but combined with the museums, which is an integral part of, it is wonderful. There is a large display of the word of "The Places You Will Go" which sets the tone for the experience.... More 

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Wilbraham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you're in the area or driving by on Interstate 91, stop and spend some time here and take a few pictures of your favorite Seuss characters. Include yourself! Then read that book when you get back home. There's a reason why we've all read these and why we connect with these strange characters! Rain or shine works. Bring a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was a fun stop at the sculpture garden, cool to walk around and see all of our favorite characters from our youth. We posed for some cool pictures but then we were on our way ...probably only there less than a half hour. There's not a whole lot but it is surrounded with museums and colleges if you want... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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464 reviews 464 reviews
269 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can stroll through the sculpture garden at your leisure and while it's a little hard to find, its tuck in the middle of all the Springfield Museum buildings, it's worth the effort. You can remind yourself of all the great stories from your childhood or bring your children and allow them to see their favorite characters in bronze. My... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great for kids and adults who grew up on Seuss stories. Authentic looking characters; i.e. Cat in the Hat (of course) and a giant Horton that kids can play on.

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Arlington, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I recommend the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden for anyone who has liked anything to do with Dr. Seuss. The sculptures are very well done and will bring a smile to your face and will warm your heart. There are only a few sculptures, so don't except dozens of bronzes. The space is free and parking is easy at... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I LOVED this place. I mean it was so cool. The statues we so well done and my kids absolutely had a ball. They have a huge Lorax house made completely from branches. Gigantic metal sculptures (which wasn't as hot as I expected, thankfully) of Dr.Suess, The Cat and the hat, and all of The Cat in the Hat friends.... More 

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West Lafayette
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193 reviews 193 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

These remarkable sculptures are in a park-like setting adjacent to the Springfield Science Museum. The large bronzes (Horton’s trunk probably reaches 10 feet) of the major Seuss characters (and Dr. Seuss himself) are well done and arranged creatively. Don’t miss Mertle the Turtle beside The Museum of Fine Art. Wish we'd had time for one or more museums, which opened... More 

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Minneapolis
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103 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This quaint little garden contains several very well done sculptures of Dr. Suess and his beloved characters. Although it looks like there is a fee to enter, it is actually free. It takes 15-30 minutes to walk around and take pictures. There are no public restrooms though, so be sure to use the facilities before you arrive.

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