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DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.
Reviewed January 11, 2013

An out of the way art museum that has some unique exhibits which occasionally change. They also do special events occasionally which are worth attending if you can. Different is perhaps the best word that can describe the place and we mean "different" in a positive fashion.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I brought a friend visiting from NYC and we were delighted to discover that weekdays in the summer the admission is free. We enjoyed it very much even though we didn't think the art was great. It is a lovely place to walk around and to enjoy lunch and the gift shop is terrific. We both found great earrings there.

Thank Benita G
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We go here often with the kids, and everyone, always, ALWAYS, finds something striking. The outdoor areas change with the seasons, of course, and that adds to experience of always finding new exhibits as well. Definitely a worthwhile art and outdoor experience.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

The DeCordova is located in Lincoln, a bucolic town that has a very small town New England feel, but is quite close to Boston. The Museum is a fairly unremarkable mid-century building, but the location is beautiful: It sits on a small lake, and the rolling grounds of the museum house an impressive sculpture collection. The exhibits at the museum itself tend to be hit or miss-it is best to check ahead to see if you like-or at least have an interest in- the featured artist(s) work. But if the weather is nice, a walk through the Sculpture Park is a great way to go, even for those who are not art buffs.

Two other notes: The Museum Cafe is pretty good, and the Museum Store-located in a separate building next to the parking lot-is too.

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great place to visit during the summer when you can walk around grounds. The indoor displays are very nice and definitely check out the roof deck for great views of the area.

We had lunch at the cafe, which was so-so, generic boxed sandwhiches, etc..

Thank SMR_2
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