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PROUD to have this sculpture here in SARASOTA

My understanding is the reason we have this is that the artist lived or did live here in Sarasota... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BobP3525
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Sarasota, Florida
Nice picture for Veterans Day

My wife and I and 2 year old son spent a great weekend in Sarasota and Lido and got a good pic of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mmayhem
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My understanding is the reason we have this is that the artist lived or did live here in Sarasota. Makes a wonderful picture to take home and share with others. Being a veteran from US Navy makes be appreciate it more that others.

Thank BobP3525
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and 2 year old son spent a great weekend in Sarasota and Lido and got a good pic of the statue on Veterans Day. Definitely a can't miss on your trip and right in the harbor/downtown

Thank mmayhem
Reviewed 1 week ago

This great sculpture sits on the grounds off the Marina Jack in my hometown of Sarasota,Fl. I always take every visitor to see it and I am not alone. Everytime I go by it, there ar always people taking pictures of it and in front...More

Thank BRV74
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be my most favorite statue ever. I go by it almost daily and I never tire of seeing it. If you don't know the story behind it, take a minute and catch up. You'll probably end up loving it too! <3...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's amazing to come upon this huge statue driving down Tamiami Trail into Sarasota. Must see this and the park area as well.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy landmark to find right down on the bay. Certainly larger than life. A tribute to the greatest generation, at a time when displays of public affection were rare and daring.

Thank JimandBunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iconic on the Sarasota Bayfront, when traveling from the downtown area or from Lido or St, Armands; There is a remind to us of what might have happened after a re-unification from a war or just someone that had survived a tragic war. While some...More

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

How can you not stop by to take pictures with this icontic staute! It's bigger than life and let's you know your in downtown Sarasota, where the big yachts are ancored and the codo high rises fill the area. A must to stop at.

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I know the story of this famous statue, but it seems a bit odd and out of place to me. Nothing else like it in yhenUS that I know. I guess it’s a tribute to the greatest generation... many who have retired to Sarasota

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Good spot for tourist shot. Located near center of downtown next to the water. There is a nice bay park, with nice marina and restaurants in walking distance.

Thank richard s
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Lizane N
25 January 2018|
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Response from jeant831 | Reviewed this property |
It was originally there in 2005 as a temporary installation. Read the article on Wikipedia article to get the history of Seward Johnson's creation & why Sarasota.
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