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“Never seen anything like it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park
Ashford Hollow, Ellicottville, NY
716-667-2808
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Type: Parks, Art Museums
Activities: Hiking
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Never seen anything like it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Challenging hiking to see an incredible number and variety of sculptures. It is a local treasure. We loved the hiking and many of the unusual sculptures.

Visited August 2012
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Central Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Many people within an hour ride have never heard of this unique park. Put on your walking/hiking shoes, because the trails are steep in places and quite natural. Look out for the protruding roots. Every time you round one of the many corners on the trails, a new outdoor sculture awaits you. Every subject from giant insects to busts of the family members adorn this outdoor park. The women "swimming" in the pond is quite stunning to come upon. This visit we did note that two of the female sculptures are out of the water for repairs, but the effect remains. Bring a picnic lunch and you have a perfect family outing.

Visited July 2012
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Ayr, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This is tricky to find, but well worth the effort. There is a box you are to put $5 per person in to support the park.

It is a hike up a hill and through some forests and you see many sculptures on the way. It is kind of like a treasure hunt in that you never know what you will see next. It makes the hiking fly by, so even though you are getting good exercise, you hardly notice the effort.

Park had couples and families. Was several climbable sculptures for the kids, although the naked sculptures may get some questions.

Visited May 2012
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CAMBRIDGE, ON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Statue Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Visited on route to Ellicotville and found it a neat place to explore. Worth the find, a fairly extensive area with statues scattered around.

Would be nice if the bathrooms were maintained a little better.

Visited May 2012
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Rochester, New York
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Like Walking into another world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Really fantastic and slightly surreal. I felt like we had stumbled into another world! It's a good day trip from the Rochester area. It was a little tricky to find the trail head, and the sculptures aren't all together, you have to drive to get to see them all, but well worth the effort. Bring water, sunscreen, snacks, and definitely a camera!

Visited September 2011
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