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“Walk through a park full of metal sculptures” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park
Ashford Hollow, Ellicottville, NY
716-667-2808
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Type: Art Museums, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Olean, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Walk through a park full of metal sculptures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

If you like art, this is a great exhibit of larger-than-life scultures with a variety of themes placed throughout a wooded area with ponds and hills. Walk...picnic...enjoy! Bring your camera for great shots!

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Hilton NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular display of welding prowess”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

There is so much creativity displayed and the area is so peaceful you should bring a blanket so you can enjoy a picnic or take a nap. If you continue westward you'll pass some beautiful farms and vistas.

Visited August 2012
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 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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