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Fun stop

A quick but fun stop, especially for kids that like to touch and climb. I wouldn't go too far out... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
Not much to it

It’s a neat sculpture right across from the park and amphitheater. It’s essentially on a plain... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16365 Lydia Hill Dr, Chesterfield Central Park, Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was our second visit to this very amazing sculpture. The Awakening is a massive piece by J Seward Johnson, part of the Chesterfield Arts. It is now a permanent fixture in the grassy area just outside the Veterans Honor Park. It is a hands...More

Thank Barb J
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I had a couple of hours in between doctor appointments at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. I searched for 'things to do' that were close - and that's how I found The Awakening! The sculpture is located adjacent to Chesterfield Central Park. It was created by...More

Thank RomieCorbonet
Reviewed March 26, 2018

A quick but fun stop, especially for kids that like to touch and climb. I wouldn't go too far out of the way for it, but it is an interesting sculpture with some photo ops, if you happen to be in the area and enjoy...More

Thank DuneBug2
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s a neat sculpture right across from the park and amphitheater. It’s essentially on a plain field. Neat, but nothing special.

Thank WarEglTX
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Summer or winter we tend to take out of town guest for a drive by this unique statue. We love how surprising it is for everyone.

Thank elizabethf1221
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I love this and am mesmerized that it truly looks like it's coming out of the ground. It's also fun to climb on and take pics:)

Thank reneedschultz
Reviewed July 19, 2017

The Awakening is such a great place to visit, summer or snowy times, the pics are so much fun and the kids enjoy climbinga ll over the arms, legs etc. Chesterfield has so much to offer an dit is right by the amphitheater and the...More

Thank mc1379
Reviewed July 15, 2017

I am one who likes to pull off the highway for fun things like this sculpture. It is right off the highway, so worth the stop. Not much information on it, but a great place to get out of the car and walk around it....More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed July 14, 2017

You just have to see this sculpture if you are in the area. It's inspiring, unique, and approachable.

Thank pmoeser
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The Awakening is a sculpture in Chesterfield Central Park of a big guy climbing out of the ground. My kids were not fans; they thought it was creepy. I liked it. A lot more interesting than an empty lot.

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