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Definite landmark in Sarasota

Iconic on the Sarasota Bayfront, when traveling from the downtown area or from Lido or St... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vincent B
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Tampa, Florida
Can't Miss It

How can you not stop by to take pictures with this icontic staute! It's bigger than life and let's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joan B
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Iconic on the Sarasota Bayfront, when traveling from the downtown area or from Lido or St, Armands; There is a remind to us of what might have happened after a re-unification from a war or just someone that had survived a tragic war. While some...More

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 5 days ago

How can you not stop by to take pictures with this icontic staute! It's bigger than life and let's you know your in downtown Sarasota, where the big yachts are ancored and the codo high rises fill the area. A must to stop at.

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know the story of this famous statue, but it seems a bit odd and out of place to me. Nothing else like it in yhenUS that I know. I guess it’s a tribute to the greatest generation... many who have retired to Sarasota

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good spot for tourist shot. Located near center of downtown next to the water. There is a nice bay park, with nice marina and restaurants in walking distance.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always so much fun to walk along the water and stop at this spot. This place identifies the downtown area of Sarasota.

Thank Sem60842
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This statue is so beautiful. There is an ongoing stream of visitors taking pictures of it. It originated in Sarasota, then was moved to New York city but then later on moved back to Sarasota. It is certainly a must see.

Thank June Q
Reviewed September 13, 2018

This statue is hard to miss when driving the Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Not only is the statue great, but the waterfront parks that surround it are a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the sites of the bay. Great walk in Florida's perfect weather

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

It was our 20th anniversary and we had heard about this statue and thought it'd be a great photo op for us. It's huge. The replica of the 40s return from war sailor kiss. It's right on the water and has a big turn off...More

Thank babswFl
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Photo opportunity along the bay. Incredible sculpture and a must see when in the Sarasota area. Plenty of parking along the water, so stop and walk over to viewclose up.

Thank D4475NQmichelleh
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I loved seeing this statue! Such an amazing photo opportunity while in the downtown area. Even better at night when it's lit up.

Thank Jenn R
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Lizane N
January 25, 2018|
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Response from jeant831 | Reviewed this property |
It was originally there in 2005 as a temporary installation. Read the article on Wikipedia article to get the history of Seward Johnson's creation & why Sarasota.
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