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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

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Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never...

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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favorite picture spot

any season, this is a hi lite and great picture spot. Good self guided tour. Easily accessible for those who have strollers, or wheel chairs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

any season, this is a hi lite and great picture spot. Good self guided tour. Easily accessible for those who have strollers, or wheel chairs.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice gardens to explore in Spring, Summer and Fall. Very pretty fountains and ponds as well as sculptures.

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it wasn't for Mr. Meijer's foresight and generosity this magnificent sculpture would have remained uncompleted. The history of "the horse" is the stuff of a fine novel, except that it is all true! The magnificence of "the horse" can be seen, but its effects on the senses can be magical. During one of many visits, a person I was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome statue. While you are there, visit the Fred Meijer Gardens for added enjoyment indoors and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

One of the most beautiful sculptures ever. This is a total must see when in Grand Rapids, MI. and visiting the Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is a place that you may need all day long because is so much to appreciated that you will enjoyed every second just check it out you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I and my family went to Meijer garden Sunday after brunch. The garden was beautiful and very interesting, the different clements from dessert to rain forest. But the art work and sculptures are world class. We also got to walk off our brunch from the Japanese garden to Leonardo De'vinces famed horse,which is at least 50 feet tall and remarkable.

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Livonia, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

The International Christmas Tree Display was spectacular. Each tree decorated to match a country. Very informative. Inside the main building so was warm. The model train that ran through three rooms was a big hit with the grandchildren.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

da Vinci's horse is one of the main sculpture attractions in Frederick Meijer Gardens. If you visit don't miss it - it's enormous!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Magnifying all that artwork should be. Gigantic horse expressing emotions and magnificent expression. True artwork.

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