Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton

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#2 of 137 in Parks in New Jersey
#Nature / Park, #Must See
A celebration of all things sculptural, Grounds For Sculpture, features a beautifully landscaped park and museum located on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded in 1992 by John Seward Johnson II, the park contains over 270 large-scale contemporary sculptures by Johnson and other international artists. Most notable is the 7.9 m (26 ft) tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in her famous white billowing dress from the film "The Seven Year Itch.” Rat’s restaurant is well worth a visit, designed by Johnson to make customers feel as if they are dining in Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. Use our Hamilton trip builder website to add Grounds For Sculpture and other attractions to your Hamilton vacation plans.
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  • Grounds for Sculpture is my favorite place to go in New Jersey! I am one hour away but it is worth it! When my husband first took me there, I was mesmerized. I saw the Rat statue and I almost passed o...  more »
  • Go alone. Bring a friend. Spouse. Just go! Amazing things all over the place. Semi hidden ones too, waiting for you to stumble on it.  more »
  • We took advantage of a warm(er) January day and made a trip to Grounds For Sculpture to enjoy the fresh air and exercise, and we are so glad we did! I had no idea that Grounds For Sculpture is open ye...  more »
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  • Wonderful place! It's an ideal place for an outing with kids. Everyone can enjoy the place even though they do know nothing about art. Ideally it is the summer is the best time to visit as most of the work is placed outside the buildings. You can see art works starting from few miles of this place. There's enough parking space. The front office people are very friendly. You can get tickets online at cheaper price, around six dollars less per person. You can see the artwork and stories behind every art with the help of projectors. You can see peacocks with beautiful feathers all around this place. Many sculptures of various sizes are located at various places. It will take at least half a day to see all the works, but if you enjoy art a whole day may not be enough. Enjoy the great place !
  • This is the kind of place that may be boring to a few while enthralling to others. I am kind of in the middle. This place has a lot of beautiful sculptures along with a few that didn't make any sense. I enjoyed the the way they built the place with a lot of greenery around. This a good place to get some nice photographs both indoors and outdoors. We didn't cover the entire place as we arrived a bit late and I am sure there are a lot more interesting things we missed. Will go back one day to see the rest.
  • Easy location to find. Beautiful place to discover art displayed in sculpture form. There is a lot to see between the sculptures, ducks, peacocks, lighting and the landscaping. It is easy to spend all day immersed in culture. Clean bathroom facilities, warming stations and very good food at all if the cafe's. Rats restaurant is fabulous! Food and ambiance is perfect for a special occasion. Loved it!
  • This is a beautiful place to unwind on a weekend with family and art lovers. The 42 acres park has lot of offer to every taste from contemporary exhibits to indoor painting galleries of famous work of art. I was mesmerized by all the outdoor life size sculptures , exhibits , the gardens, meadows, and ponds with water lilies. Many sculptures are by Seaward Johnson, who likes to turn world famous paintings into sculptures. You can recognize many Monet paintings. We thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent scenery walk along the arboreal paths. It is a fun place for kids too who couldn’t stop chasing behind the peacocks around the park. Overall a great place to spend quality time !!
  • This is a wonderful place to spend time if you love artwork or are visiting the area for any reason. The statues are all amazing in their own way, and the grounds have interesting designs to them as well, such as a really awe inspiring tree walkway. The fees are low, as well, making this a fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.

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