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“Amazing outdoors + art discovery journey” 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 York City, New York
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“Amazing outdoors + art discovery journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Fantastic introduction to sculpture and much more. Rent bikes to travel the site on your own...................

Visited August 2013
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“Art + Nature = Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Five hundred acres of mostly large art pieces displayed in beautiful meadows, doesn’t begin to describe this site. There is so much see and so many ways to experience this museum/park. My wife and I took the 40 minute tram ride around the grounds which is a great way to get familiarized with the surroundings. There were also bicycle rentals available, which seems like a great way to explore the park-like site. Foot trails meander through the 500 acres with picnic areas for those brown baggers or you can grab a bite at the café located near the north entrance. We spent about three hours walking the trails, exploring the museum building and taking the tram ride, we could have spent another hour but rain was threatening. When we revisit we’ll rent the bikes and spend more time at individual art pieces and explore more photo locations. It’s a gem…don’t miss it!

Visited August 2013
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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“Seemed limp wristed, but I actually enjoyed it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I was passing through the area and I googled what this unusual sounding place was. I saw that it was a sculpture garden and I figured I could pick up some culture by walking around there. It was pretty decent and a decent walk as the place is pretty big. Many of the sculptures are really just hunks of metal that some person decided was art, but it's pretty cool to look at anyway. They of course give you a map which describes the sculptures and the artist and such, but really they are just ridiculous things that you should just look at and try to enjoy or not.
Now I have a story that I can tell chicks and sound cultured.

Visited August 2013
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“Large scale sculpture in a large landscape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

What better way to see large scale sculpture than in a vast and beautiful rolling landscape? Amazing work, beautifully set.

Visited June 2013
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“Great day trip!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I don't really care much for art, but I still enjoyed my time at this outdoor sculpture park. The park is located in Hudson valley, spreads over 500 acres and hosts several sculptures composed of metals, wood, glass and stone.

The entry fees to park is 12$ which I thought was a little steep. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Storm King Cafe. Or you could bring in your food and picnic at the designated spots. Frisbees, kites, ball playing or being personal bikes are not allowed in the park. Water fountains are available for drinking water at different locations in the park. The restrooms were well maintained and clean.

You can explore the park on foot, be prepare to walk a lot though. You can also rent bikes in the park by hour or for the entire day, it's a great way to explore the park. The park also runs free tram tours which takes you around the entire park and makes some designated stops. If you want to see the sculptures up close, you should get off the tram and walk up to them. The sculptures were weird, interesting, beautiful all at once. Would have loved to see some sort of description of the sculptures to understand the artists vision or thought process.

If you love outdoors and/or art, this park makes for a great day trip!

Visited July 2013
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