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“Great Outdoor Art” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center
Old Pleasant Hill Rd, Mountainville, Cornwall, NY 10953
845 534 3115
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Type: Art Museums, Parks, Museums
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Owner description: The park's 400 acres include more than 120 sculptures, 13 by American master David Smith.
New England
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“Great Outdoor Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Worth a trip. Being on 500 acres, things are bit a more spread out than I would like, but there is the tram. Having the restaurant so far from the visitors center didn't make sense to me. Would have been nice if the visitors center was properly air conditioned. Surprised the tram cars didn't have any door closure, especially with kids aboard. If you like this place you should also visit The Grounds for Sculpture in NJ. http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/

Visited June 2013
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“A fabulous day with nature and art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We've lived for decades within striking distance of Storm King, but visited for the first (not the last, for sure) time. The fields, vistas, and sculpture are breathtaking. We took the tram and then walked around some of the installations - a bright blue sky and lots of sunshine were welcome accompaniments to the general experience, though a cloudy or snowy version would have been equally enjoyable. We happened to arrive along with the cicadas and their "music" was somehow also welcome - perhaps because of the reminder that Mother Nature is capable of monumental impact as well. She worked in close concert with the artists to produce an unforgettable experience at Storm King that day, for sure.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful outdoors sculptures in a breathtaking setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came here since we were going to Woodstock NY nearby. I am a big fan of Andy Goldsworthy, environmental artist from England. He has his work on display and I was not disappointed. The setting is so right. Not only his work but for all the artists...the curator should be commended (both now and in the past) for placing the works in the perfect locations. Due to the time constraint we were not able to traverse the whole place, just the South Meadow. Next visit I will plan on a full day. It was a warm day and if I would have one issue would be more water fountains! It is a long trek so bring good walking shoes, a camera and even a set of binoculars to see the works from a different perspective.

Visited June 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Wonderful place to spend a half-day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Storm King Art Center is a huge spectacular outdoor sculpture garden a couple of hours north of New York City. The world-class sculptures are situated in an idyllic stetting in meadows surrounded by a forest and low mountains. It is easily reached by car via the Thruway and by bus from the PS bus terminal in NYU. There is a small cafe in the center and a large picnic area. There is a tram that provides a 40 minute tour of the grounds but the sculptures are best viewed by walking around the site. As there is little cover, a hat and sun block are advised. It is near Bear Mountain Park, West Point and Woodbury Commons Outlets. Its web site is http://www.stormking.org.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“excursion review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Storm King is a nice diversion from the crowds and noise of NYC. About a 40 mile drive from the city north, bus tours are also available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. If you like large sculpture in natural settings you'll like Storm King. More than 100 post WW2 by well know artists are on display on the carefully manicured 500 acres of the center. the peace and quiet add to the vistas in this hilly area and make for an enjoyable excursion.

Visited June 2013
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