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Address: 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477-3260
Phone Number: +1 845-246-3400
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This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but...

This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork.

It is possible to visit by appointment on non-open days.

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Stunningly beautiful but physically challenging

Worth the effort but choose the timing of your visit wisely. The scope and detail of this structure is almost indescribable. Acres of meticulously placed stone, placed one at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rene C
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Dumont, New Jersey
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Dumont, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the effort but choose the timing of your visit wisely. The scope and detail of this structure is almost indescribable. Acres of meticulously placed stone, placed one at a time by one man over the course of 37 years--is mind boggling. The one caution I would have is that the nature of the structure requires walking a great deal... More 

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Highland Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressing to see. It is worth the $10.00 admission to see what one man can accomplish over years by himself. I can only imagine the journey he did not get to finish. He left a legacy behind for all the world to enjoy. Bring a blanket and just relax among his astounding creations.

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering thought we were in the wrong place as it was a narrow road. Sculptures in an abandoned bluestone quarry created by one person were impressive. Fun to walk through and marvel at the work involved. Even had a spot where people can create their own sculptures. The lower you walk, the cooler it got. Nice on a hot... More 

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing and other-worldly - and somehow missing from many art and tourist guides to the Hudson Valley. The sculptures and created caverns and walkways are the main reason to go, but this is also a nice place for an easy hike.

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Marlboro, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in this area for 20 plus years and heard of this "Opus 40" thought symphony-not interested but WOW was I wrong. This one man creation is a awesome. When you realize how heavy bluestone is...it only makes this more astonishing for one man to create. A good visit anytime but on a moderate temp. day you could... More 

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing that this work - which due to the way it was constructed is expected to be stable for centuries - was the creation of one person, who apparently also did most of the work. A nice place to see when you're in the Saugerties/Woodstock area. Glad we went.

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Saugerties, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I grew up in Saugerties but had never been to Opus 40. It was a nice place to walk around, the rock sculptures and formations are impressive. There is also a small museum.

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Norwalk, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I loved it because I could appreciate the amazing effort and determination of the artist. It's amazing what 1 man could do and his vision is beautiful. Found it very interesting and inspiring. Wouldn't recommend it for kids as there were a few while I was there and they complained that they were bored. Not sure why because it is... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Opus 40 is certainly a highly heralded visitor attraction in the Saugerties New York area. Frankly it did not particularly ' light my fire '. Yes I certainly agree that it is quite an amazing work-of-stonework and also a work-of-love taking one man almost forty years to complete. What more to say? I hate to low-ball it but here you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

What a pleasure! This beautiful place is inspiring and peaceful and soulful. We explored together and separately and were completely blown away by the work of one man over 3 decades. His commitment and love of the stones and their ability to create art, walls, paths, water features, places to observe and take in the beauty and vision of this... More 

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