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A vestige of NYC Soho art scene

Once upon a time, Soho was a haven for artists and people like Walter de Maria could fill a room... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
PhyllisFP
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Baltimore, Maryland
Worth a Look

As stated, this is a big room filled with earth. It's fun to see if you're in the area. You do... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Lucocinn
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Impressive installation, the upkeep on it must be painful. You can see how the humidity has affected the walls. Strongly recommend going.

Thank Dylan J
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I took my 11 y/o and 13 y/o children without explaining anything in advance. They were a little freaked out as we pushed the door button and climbed the narrow, steep staircase. Once we reached "the dirt", my son exclaimed, "why did you bring us...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Once upon a time, Soho was a haven for artists and people like Walter de Maria could fill a room full of soil and it was conceptual art. So that's worth contemplating. Go up, go in. Observe the light and the sound and the smell...More

Thank PhyllisFP
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Closed till September 6th😕 easy to find. We were very disappointed it was closed. Going to have to go back!

Thank Teresa J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

As stated, this is a big room filled with earth. It's fun to see if you're in the area. You do have to ring a doorbell to get in so don't let that put you off.

Thank Lucocinn
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My daughter read about this and thought it would be cool. It is free, so you if you happen to be on Wooster you might as well stop in. I would not go out of my way. It is literally a very large room of...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Earth Room is, as it says, a room full of dirt - 280,000 pounds of it. I'm told the dirt is almost two feet thick. It's really not that interesting to look at. I was annoyed that the place doesn't let you use their...More

Thank Gordon175
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I'm always searching for quirky, off-the-beaten path things to do when I visit NYC and this definitely fit the bill! Be amazed at this exhibit, which has been maintained beautifully for years!

Thank Devin K
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My friend thought it was a stupid piece of art and was concerned that the weight would collapse the floor. I found the venue an amazing contrast with the hubbub outside and marveled a bit that it has lasted so long. In 1977, sculptor and...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you want to say you did something weird in New York go see the room full of dirt. It is on the second story and is about three foot deep. You will either think it is wonderful of completely idiotic. We heard it has...More

Thank Mitch M
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shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with
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