Chauvin Sulpture Garden

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Karen R
Columbia, SC92 contributions
Interesting stop
Dec 2020
We enjoyed the sculpture garden and the information on the creator. Two workers were there cleaning the display and offered some information. It is very different and amazing how statues made of concrete can be so well balanced. If you are close by, I would highly suggest it. We drove 1 hour and 20 minutes though and it took us less than 1/2 hour to see it. Try to plan to see something else if you are driving any distance.
Written December 31, 2020
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Guilherme E
Houma, LA6 contributions
Quick Visit
Jan 2020 • Family
Nice spot, definitely something different in the area. Place is well taken care of, but it is small. If you are an art enthusiast or just like some cool pics (not going into every single detail) it won’t take long to see it all.
Written January 31, 2020
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Marie1943
Barrington52 contributions
Find This Place!
Nov 2019
Once you learn about the amazing person behind these extraordinary sculptures...once you happen upon Hill's multi-faceted masterpiece...once you wander amongst his creations...you will be changed. This is an important experience.
Written November 23, 2019
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Mark O
4 contributions
Way cooler than I expected
Oct 2019
My wife and I had seen this mentioned somewhere (not even sure if it was in a book or on the internet), and we found ourselves with an unexpected free day and made a spur-of-the-minute decision to drive down from New Orleans to check it out. As we were discussing what else we might do and see on our little day trip, I remember mentioning offhand that we would probably be done with the sculpture garden in 10 minutes. Boy was I wrong! We probably ended up spending a good hour -- maybe more. It's not that it was any bigger than I expected, it's just that there are so many weird, wonderful, and beautiful things to see and savor in a fairly small space. We went on a Saturday, so there were guides available (two of them actually!) to show us around and answer our questions and tell stories of their personal interactions with the artist who created this masterpiece. It is fascinating to look at all the pieces and take time to appreciate the thoughtful details and try to understand what they mean and how they fit together and what story Kenny Hill was trying to tell. The guides said that Kenny Hill, like a lot of great artists, wanted to leave his work open to interpretation by its viewers. The fact that the project was left unfinished only makes it all the more intriguing. And the inspiring story of how the whole thing was saved from demolition also made the experience richer. Definitely worth the drive! (It's free, but please leave something in the donation jar at the visitor center across the street. It's open every day, but I think that the guides are only available on the weekends.)
Written October 19, 2019
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memcs104
Schriever, LA68 contributions
A hidden treasure!
Oct 2019
After living just 45 minutes from here, we had never heard of it. We happened upon it by accident. Truely a must see. If you are lucky enough to have one of the local NSU students/curators there tell you Keneth Hill's story, well that is a big added plus! Also the area next to the sculupture garden is a nice place to picnic.
Written October 9, 2019
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Merrikal B
1 contribution
My Grandpa
Mar 2019 • Solo
I haven't been yet, but i've been wanting to. I never knew my grandfather, he left the family WAY before i was born, but it is a nice feeling to see that people are enjoying his works.
Written March 1, 2019
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Jennifer N
Seattle, WA10 contributions
Gotta see it to believe it
Nov 2018 • Couples
Well worth a little detour. Kenny Hill was a quirky guy. Never thought we’d see a sculpture garden like this in the bayou. Be sure and learn about his story.
Written November 7, 2018
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PopiOriginals
Longview, TX177 contributions
Plan to Spend Some Time
Jul 2018 • Couples
This delightful garden of eclectic art by artist Kenny Hill needs time. It is small but there is so much to see and soak up. The art is unlike anything we have ever seen. Wanting to see this for a long time we finally made the trip and wish we had two more hours. It is some out of the way and off any regular main road so you have to determine to go. That makes it worth it even more. No facilities, no gift shop, no commercialization of any kind, the garden in maintained by volunteers help. Your only souvenirs will be the photos and selfies you capture. Go, do it.
Written August 19, 2018
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DaChic313
Houma, LA59 contributions
Awesome Free Little Adventure
Feb 2018 • Couples
My boyfriend and I stopped by here to see the sculpture garden on a Saturday after visiting with his parents (Saturdays and Sundays they have free tours done by the local art students from Nicholls State University). It’s free to the public everyday open from sun up to sun down. If you want a tour during the week you have to call ahead of time to schedule. It is something I always wanted to see and finally did. It has a very interesting history and unique artist prospective especially considering that the artist made all his own colors, was blind in one eye and a little color blind.
Written March 8, 2018
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cdenoi
Sioux Falls, SD735 contributions
Amazing!
Mar 2018 • Couples
Read the history on this sculpture gardens d you’ll e even more amazed. This whimsical, religious/cathartic garden was built over the years by a bricklayer who left after completing it never to return. It sits on the bayou hidden from view but well worth the stop!
Written March 6, 2018
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