Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture

Art Museum, Sculpture Garden, and Scenic Lookout
Hamilton
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  • Xian
    "small venue for wedding"(2 Tips)
    Wanderlust
    "bit steep on entry fees"(2 Tips)
    Lucky Monkey
    "your own picnic."(2 Tips)
    Dan
    "Be sure to try and find a peacock walking around."(3 Tips)
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  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundAugust 24, 2015
    An awesome space for tons of sculptures, especially the life like ones. Tickets are a little steep at $15 a person and you can explore pretty much the whole thing in 2 hours at a fairly leisurely walk
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FudorApril 28, 2013
    Spend an entire lazy day here. Bring a book, find the hammock, take a nap, have a picnic or explore. Bonus: bring along an art history buff who can point out the paintings the sculptures are imitating
  • Olga E.
    Olga EpsJuly 23, 2015
    Awesome way to spend time with your friends / family. Very realistic statues and a lot of stuff to look at. Also lots of opportunities for Instagram moments (if that is ur thing)
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMay 24, 2014
    This place is full of serenity and adventure. The perfect spot to spend an entire day exploring each and every sculpture and garden.
  • Xian
    XianJuly 14, 2015
    Spend a fun and relaxing afternoon here! Enjoy many hidden arts, gardens, bamboos....There's also a small venue for wedding - must be beautiful in spring!
  • Alison C.
    Alison CurtinNovember 7, 2011
    Great place to wander & appreciate art. One visit doesn't do it justice, think of what each season is like! Do stop at Rats to eat, drink, sit outside by the water...
  • Arun R.
    Arun RajJuly 29, 2013
    Amazing sculptures..!! It is worth a visit.. I am sure you will return!! 12$ Adult entry fee. Ample parking space. Good restaurants.
  • Tomek G.
    Tomek GrabińskiJanuary 5, 2014
    A lot of wonderful sculptures.The most I like the work of M. Abakanowicz and sculptures based on Manet's paintings.They are so realistic....
  • Hessa A.
    Hessa Al ZamelAugust 1, 2015
    A very beautiful place to walk in ❤️❤️ don't forget to bring your CAMERA 📷
  • Wanderlust
    WanderlustMarch 12
    This is a beautiful place. A bit steep on entry fees, but it's free to explore after eating at Rats (which I don't recommend, honestly).
  • Selina R.
    Selina R.June 30, 2013
    Excellent French food. Love the whole menu! Love the decor n feeling the restaurant provides. Highly recommend.
  • Marie B.
    Marie BNovember 5, 2011
    Probably the most fun you can have at a sculpture garden. Has both indoor and outdoor stuff & it's all really good.
  • Elysha J.
    Elysha JohnsonNovember 16, 2014
    Beautiful little retreat. Friendly people, cool atmosphere and they have PEACOCKS!! Add to your bucketlist.
  • Lucky Monkey
    Lucky MonkeyMay 25, 2014
    They say "no outside food allowed" but lines at the cafes tend to get very long on weekends. If you aren't obnoxious about it, you most likely can get away with bringing your own picnic.
  • August B.
    August BMay 6, 2010
    When you walk in, it doesn't even feel like you're in NJ. You feel transported to Europe or Asia. There are over 250 sculptures - 35 beautiful acres - peacocks running wild. It's great fun! Read more
  • Alexia L.
    Alexia LaSalleJune 5, 2010
    Go to GFS and support this non-profit organization for the arts offering beautiful landscaping and works of art. GFS is also a great venue for weddings and special events with both outdoor and indoor Read more
  • Dan
    DanSeptember 21, 2014
    Be sure to try and find a peacock walking around. They make for great pictures!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SheimanJuly 14, 2012
    Open late during the summer on Fridays and Saturdays until 10pm ($6 per adult after 6pm).
  • Mike F.
    Mike FraiettaApril 28, 2013
    You see that door that says "No Entrance" near Rats? Yeah go through that door and don't miss out on Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party."
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria ChernovaAugust 24, 2014
    Awesome place for a stroll with a cup of rose
  • Anna R.
    Anna RMay 25, 2015
    A great way to spend the day... strolling around the grounds looking a sculptures
  • Ruxandra B.
    Ruxandra BarbDecember 18, 2013
    Fabulous during Holiday Season for the night lights and during all other seasons for the sculptures and landscaping :)
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia SchreinerSeptember 13, 2015
    Bring your camera. So much to see and enjoy!
  • August B.
    August BMay 6, 2010
    Rat's was an awesome experience. Great burgers and even better views. Don't show up without a camera. Amazing views! Read more
  • Mandy B.
    Mandy BApril 21, 2014
    Beautiful garden with art everywhere!! Relaxing, have wine and browse!
  • Anastasia 'Delilah' V.
    Try to pretend you're a sculpture. Many visitors probably buy it ;)
  • Julie
    JulieApril 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Best way to spend an afternoon with nice weather in the area.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McCarthySeptember 21, 2014
    Weather is great. Performers great and art great.
  • Jon F.
    So many great spots to sit, relax and enjoy.
  • Monica
    MonicaOctober 18, 2010
    Go early. Gets very crowded on a nice day. These grounds are beautiful.
  • Mary S.
    Mary StewartJanuary 28
    Beautiful all the time but best when the weather is good for walking.
  • Marie H.
    Marie HendricksOctober 24, 2015
    A great place to spend the day enjoying nature & art
  • J J.
    J JFebruary 22, 2015
    Come with friends who love to pose for photos!
  • Julia H.
    Julia HaysMarch 6, 2011
    Beautiful statues. Be sure to bring a camera!
  • William H.
    William HartzSeptember 22, 2012
    The toilet paper has the consistency of that course brown hand-drying paper. Be wary.
  • Pinaki K.
    Pinaki KathiariMay 12, 2012
    The Brooklyn IPA is very good
  • Megan
    MeganOctober 21, 2012
    Best sculptures :)
  • Alyssa C.
    Alyssa CarusoSeptember 7, 2015
    Loved it here it's so peaceful and pretty🌼🌷😍
  • Michael G.
    Michael GattelliApril 13, 2010
    Go to Rat's for excellent French inspired food, then walk the vast sculpture grounds. Bring a camera
  • Insil K.
    Insil KimJuly 11, 2015
    a must do when you're in the neighbourhood
  • MISSLISA
    MISSLISAAugust 8, 2014
    Enjoy the sculptures by the lake and enjoy the view
  • Allen G.
    Allen GNovember 26, 2011
    Get here early for the horse ride for xmas lights
  • Clorii T.
    Clorii TorresMay 18, 2015
    Hey Grounds For Sculpture, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Wanda
    WandaMarch 31, 2013
    Highly recommend
  • Colleen R.
    Colleen RueApril 26
    Beautiful things are here
  • Yanina C.
    Yanina ChuprovaJuly 19, 2014
    Just go ! Wonderful place!
  • Steve W.
    Steve WitoshkinMarch 21, 2012
    Stop at Rat's for a great meal and experience.
  • Whit M.
    Wander around and get weird.
  • Allen G.
    Allen GNovember 27, 2011
    The Winter Wonders was complete waste of time and money.
  • Shlomo A.
    Shlomo AlimaAugust 13, 2014
    Must see!!!
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