Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton

#2 of 269 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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  • The setting of all the sculptures really separates this from other places. Walking outdoors on the peaceful winding paths coming upon different pieces of art is quite the treasure hunt.  more »
  • Well worth a visit. It is so well done, so beautifully landscaped along with fascinating art, that you will want to go here more than once, if you can. We have been there each season and they are all ...  more »
  • I spent a gorgeous summer (low 80s) day at Grounds for Sculpture. It was WAY better than I could have imagined! The winding, beautifully landscaped paths led to small sculptures and often opened up to greet me with gargantuan pieces of art. The variety of trees, flowers, and art was amazing. I spent 3.5 hours and didn't even come close to seeing it all. I can't wait to come back in autumn to see how the landscape changes!
  • This place is phenomenal. Great atmosphere in every aspect. The 42 acres offers many different environments from heavily wooded forest to open fields. The sculptures are placed throughout the park in hidden corners, out in the open, and sometimes so huge that you need to take a step back to get the full picture. Brilliant idea! My favorite sculpture was hanging off one of the buildings as if it were scaling the wall. The park was enjoyed by my wife and I. We will be returning for Afterglow! UPDATE: Cant wait for next years Afterglow! I had such a great time!

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