Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Springfield

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues • Gardens
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bring the kids to this outdoor sculpture garden where the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters are immortalized in bronze, life-size statues all designed by Geisel's step-daughter, sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates.
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Nico Tate Parker
Holyoke, MA152 contributions
Cute sculpture garden
Oct 2021
This is such a cute sculpture garden and it's a great place to take your kids. Plus, if you visit the museum you can see how the sculptures are made.
Written October 20, 2021
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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,251 contributions
Worth visiting if in the area
Sep 2021
Interesting and glad we stopped by. Probably not worth a special trip but if you’re in the area it’s worth the bit of extra time. Free to visit the sculpture garden.
Written October 3, 2021
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Sonny_circumvehor
Toledo, OH1,194 contributions
Free..but gated
Aug 2021 • Solo
Free... but gated.. closes at various times, so check...8pm summer hours..

About 15 hi quality statues, plenty of photo ops, and memories... the area is a bit shady, and bums were hanging out
Written August 31, 2021
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Heatherbelle73
72 contributions
A Fun & Whimsical Sculpture Garden
Jul 2021 • Family
The Garden was a lot of fun. With going to the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the sculptures bring back a hint of nostalgia of when life was much easier. Definitely recommend you going.

We met a family who was recreating their trip from when their kids were little with copies of Dr. Seuss books in the pictures. Definitely fun for all ages.
Written July 21, 2021
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI477 contributions
Nice statue of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat
Jul 2021
Unless you have children or a high interest in Dr. Seuss, a visit to this sculpture garden takes just a couple minutes. When I visited, it was roped off, presumably due to COVID, so you couldn't walk through the garden. I'm not a Dr. Seuss fan, but I do appreciate what Theodor Geisel created. The statue of him and the Cat in the Hat was enough for me. I
Written July 16, 2021
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Autumn M
Stamford, CT3,244 contributions
Dr. Seuss Heaven
May 2021
Such a cute place to walk around and take pictures. The sculptures are done so well. There are plenty of places to sit and it is located right in the middle of all of the museums.
Written June 1, 2021
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,513 contributions
A Nice Garden with Bronze Sculptures of Dr. Seuss Characters
Feb 2021
During our brief stay over at Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, we visited this garden established to celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who was a favorite native of Springfield. The garden was within easy walking distance from the hotel. Exiting the hotel, we turned right, and walked straight ahead following Harrison Avenue until T-intersection at the end of Harrison Avenue. There, we turned right onto Chestnut Street. After a short walk, we came to Dr. Seuss Museum compound with the entrance to the sculpture garden on the left side of the street. Although the address of the sculpture garden was shown on the map as “21 Edwards Street”, we could enter the garden through the entrance on Chestnut Street. There were metered parking spaces along Chestnut Street on the right side. Upon entering the museum/garden gate, we walked straight ahead until we reached “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum” building on the left hand side. There, we turned right, and walked briefly to reach clusters of bronze sculptures on the left. We strolled through the sculpture garden, admiring bronze sculptures of the characters created by Dr. Seuss. We felt that children, who have read Dr. Seuss books, would be delighted to see these sculptures. The admission to the sculpture garden was free. It was 9.34 am on Friday, February 4th. The garden was already open to public at 9.00 am, but we were the only ones in the garden. Somehow the sculptures of Grinch and Max called our special attention, because Grinch seems to have stolen not only Christmas but also our “normal lives” for almost a year with Covid lockdown!
Written February 26, 2021
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Jean Claude
6 contributions
Find
Jan 2021
The exact location is hard to find. Once you find it, it is a great find. Children will find themselves finding great finds.
Written February 3, 2021
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Jeff D
Pleasanton, CA425 contributions
Fun for all ages
Sep 2020 • Friends
As the courtyard for 5 museums and the new Dr Seuss museum this is a must see spot.

Check out the favorites from books we had as a kid. Its free to stop by and take a stroll thru the garden. Free parking and free admission to the museums for Springfield residents!!
Written September 29, 2020
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Kristina D
21 contributions
Great day exploration
Sep 2020
This is a great place to visit. The Dr. Seuss museum and statues are great. Nice relaxing place outside that if you do not want to go in the museum is free. There are actually five different museums so worth the money! Great place to spend the day exploring.
Written September 17, 2020
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