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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln

(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England, encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.
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  • Having moved from an area of the US full of gardens,quiet walking places and museums, such as Winterthur and Longwood, I was bereft for the seeming lack of such venues near Boston. Then I happened upo...  more »
  • First, I will return in the summer as I am sure the gardens are magnificent then. Went on a cold winter day. Lots of contemporary art - beautiful space and wonderful staff. On the day that we went the...  more »
  • I call this place my sanctuary! I love the scenery, it is never crowded, or feels crowded. Museum has wonderful cafe with great real coffee for coffee snobs and delicious snacks and sandwiches. We lov...  more »
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  • Cool outdoor sculpture spread around the grounds lending itself to great photo opportunities. An interesting and somewhat large inside space with varied and interesting contemporary art and photos, as well as a place for kids to explore and create art. They have a very cool gift shop with kids toys, desktop toys, household items, and jewelry.
  • Inkberry... concrete This place is the perfect escape The decordova ball wet clay brick sigh I mean really this place is f****** awesome.
  • So many different genres/subjects of art to see! It is also nice to have both indoor and outdoor artworks to view. They allow dogs that are leashed in the sculpture park, but not the indoor museum. Please remember to clean up after your pet in order to keep this option available! The only downside to deCordova is the cafe, it is tiny, a bit pricey for average food. If you are planning to spend the day, I would suggest packing a picnic- there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy it!
  • Amazing place. What great sculptures. The museum building is pretty with great views. Me and my friend spent 2-3 hours there but we could have easily spent the entire day- especially on a nice sunny day, it's fun to explore and look at different sculptures.
  • A wonderful museum in suburban Boston. Lots of great artwork and beautiful grounds. I went with the kids and they had a good time.