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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

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Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone Number: 616-957-1580
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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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This is a must see

Next time you are in Grand Rapids MI you must visit Meijer Garden to see the horse. Also take the time to visit the rest of the garden. You will want a couple of hours. Enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Next time you are in Grand Rapids MI you must visit Meijer Garden to see the horse. Also take the time to visit the rest of the garden. You will want a couple of hours. Enjoy the experience.

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Thank rasimpson23
Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large and anatomically correct. All the details of this horse are magnificent. You will need to take a photo of yourself under it. ;-)

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Thank sassytoothfairy
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is just a giant sculpture of a horse. Leonardo da Vinci's horse! They have miniature versions of it near it. But yeah, the horse is huge! Also, go here

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Thank Bearsy123
Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know when Meijer Gardens updated their cafeteria, but yesterday July 16, 2016) we had a marvelous time at lunch there! The weather was perfect and we watched a four-year old dip her toes into the beautiful pool next to the outdoor umbrella-topped tables. The sculptures in the pond were a good expression of the general mood of joy... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite breathtaking as is the story behind it. In addition to the enormous horse sculpture standing 24 foot tall, there is the mock up at approximately life size and another model that is touchable. The setting is quite lovely and includes a sense of respect for the artist of old, daVinci. In addition there is the rest of... More 

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Thank MurJD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was perfect and the venue is beautiful with awesome acoustics. Jackson Brown and his band were fun to see. They also sell beer, wine, and some food items but they also allow patrons to bring in their own food and non alcoholic beverages that are still sealed. Looking forward to 2 more concerts this summer.

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Thank oppykc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So neat to stand under this statue and study all the detail while the kids do pencil rolls down the hill. Nice seating area around it for contemplation as well.

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Thank Vance H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frederik Meijer Gardens is on the must visit list if you are coming to GR for the first time, on a family vacation, or just have an afternoon to enjoy the beauty of the gardens and magnificent sculptures on the outdoor campus and walking gardens.

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Thank Brian J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't taken your young children or grandchildren to see the da Vinci horse, you really should. They will love the massiveness of it and you will enjoy watching them take in a new art form. It is impressive.

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Thank jmvk35
Grand Junction, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't think much about it till I walked around the walk way and saw it in the clearing, it really is impressive. Don't leave it off your plans.

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