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Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

220 State Street, Springfield, MA
413-263-6800
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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, Landmarks
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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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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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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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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Cohoes, New York
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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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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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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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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

great place to take photos. nice statue of Dr. Suess. Would like to see more statues in the future. Many people know about the memorial, but don't know where it is. More signage is needed.

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Pine Plains, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Dr. Seuss books are classics. They continue to stand the test of time. Getting to be up close to some of his most famous creations was so much fun. Getting to have the whole place to ourselves was an amazing stroke of luck. My tip to you if you don't want to deal with a bunch of screaming kids is... More 

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Hopewell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This memorial is wonderful. Horton, Sam-I-am, The cat in the hat, The Grinch along with Max, plus the man himself are all here to forever bring us back to our youth. Just fabulous

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