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“A Mini-Grounds for Sculpture”

Socrates Sculpture Park
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Owner description: You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
New Jersey
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A Mini-Grounds for Sculpture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I would not make a special trip to Socrates Sculpture Park, but if you are in the area, stop by and check it out. I happened to be nearby for work and stumbled upon this little park on the water. I had an hour to kill, and thought this place was pretty awesome and totally unexpected. Lots of quirky, fun, weird things on display. There was even a contraption that had music coming out of it. I thought it was great. I also met two friendly cats here as well (real cats, not people, just to be clear).

If you are expecting Grounds for Sculpture or Storm King Art Center, you will be very disappointed. But if you are looking to see a handful of interesting, quirky outdoor exhibits - you will be impressed. I thought it was pretty cool.

Visited November 2013
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“great views of river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Its a great place to walk your dog alot of locals do that there. Its a little slice of green in an otherwise maze of concrete.

Visited September 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worst Park in NYC”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have been through Socrates Sculpture Park a few times and I have to say it’s a dump. There’s a nice view of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but that’s about it. The grass is patchy, a lot of the sculptures aren’t that great. I’d skip this place entirely, or turn it into apartments.

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Say what?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

New Yorkers would rave if I put a piece of grass in a cup and set it in the middle of the street - calling it a lovely park.

I'm not feeling it - at all

Visited July 2013
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“Disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I don't know what is going on here right now. But it does not look good. What a cool concept to have a park for sculpture. Right now, it looks like a garage sale or someone's back yard. This could be so much better.

Visited July 2013
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