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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

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Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never...

The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two models based on da Vinci’s drawings, one of which graces the Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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International ChristmasTree Display

The International Christmas Tree Display was spectacular. Each tree decorated to match a country. Very informative. Inside the main building so was warm. The model train that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Livonia, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The International Christmas Tree Display was spectacular. Each tree decorated to match a country. Very informative. Inside the main building so was warm. The model train that ran through three rooms was a big hit with the grandchildren.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

da Vinci's horse is one of the main sculpture attractions in Frederick Meijer Gardens. If you visit don't miss it - it's enormous!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Magnifying all that artwork should be. Gigantic horse expressing emotions and magnificent expression. True artwork.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This statue was gorgeous and perfectly sculpted. This is a must see. It is great to be so up and close and to be able to FEEL this horse and all it's lines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The title of this review is perhaps the only way to describe this exhibit. Trlu spectacular both in detail and size (everything is big in the US, right?) This was enormous! It was a great way to start the Sculpture Aspect of the Gardens.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Standing next to da Vince's Horse is an experience that everyone should have once or twice in a lifetime. It's a means for reflecting on the power and majesty of one of God's creatures that has served humankind while not totally tamed.

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Thank georgev735
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Located in the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden. The bronze sculpture is 24 feet high. da Vinci had planned to sculp the horse and made a full size clay model which was destroyed by foreign troops. Never had opportunity to redo. Another sculptor, using da Vinci's drawing, made was is now on display.

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Thank Melvin K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Beautiful, huge sculture of DaVinci's horse. Very fine detail. Stunning views regardless of the time of day. Thanks, Fred and Lena for this wonderful place!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have had the privilege of seeing both horses! Plus, becuase of the bus tour, I learned more information.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The gardens are very well manicured and statues are strategically placed for your viewing pleasure There is a Japanese gardens area as well

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