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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

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Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
+1 616-957-1580
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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse in Grand Rapids, MI

You do not need to go to Milan, Italy to see this horse. It is humongous. There two of these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VB0901
It's a horse... a big horse

Well, in the end, this is a horse. Granted, it's a really, really big horse, but a horse... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AimlessVagabond
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The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two models based on da Vinci’s drawings, one of which graces the Frederik Meijer Gardens.
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Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not need to go to Milan, Italy to see this horse. It is humongous. There two of these horses, one in Milan Italy and another one in the Meijer Gardens , Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, in the end, this is a horse. Granted, it's a really, really big horse, but a horse nonetheless. As can be expected with a horse this size, lots of giggling visitors are busy photographing it's giant horse-sized... ahem... underside. I guess the hype was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely the biggest, most imposing, metal horse sculpture replica in this part of the world. If equine metallic majesty is what you seek, go to Frederik Meijer Gardens to see this colossal beast.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

One of the many and the coolest sculpture at the park. This thing is massive... at lest 50 hand +++ in height. A must see if in GR very cool!!!

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

The sculpture gardens is beautiful. Easily walked pathways to the gardens and sculptures. Of course the American Horse is eye catching - a Must See.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

After a brisk walk, we all were amazed by the horse. We want to return when we finally get some spring weather!

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The horse is a fascinating object, some say it is not "art", but whatever it is–––it's huge, beautiful and an extraordinary creation. It's not a reproduction but one of the two originals in the world paid for by Fred Meijer and created by a great...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Meijer Gardens and sculpture park is an excellent place to go on a beautiful sunny day in Grand Rapids, MI. There are outdoor gardens including a childrens garden and an asian garden and sculptures and indoor there is a rain forest garden and an arid...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

That statue is a beautiful reproduction of the original. It is very impressive ... I always am taken aback when I see it. I'm not sure I will ever see the original, but not sure I have to after seeing this excellent representation.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Part of Meijer Gardens....see those reviews and comments. Absolute a part of the Garden you should not miss.

Thank dend0l
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jillel2017
March 12, 2017|
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Response from johndoughboy | Reviewed this property |
Hope this answers your question: A monument to creativity, The American Horse was created by famed animaliere or animal sculptor, Nina Akamu. The work was inspired, in part, by a work created by Renaissance master Leonardo... More
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