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“Beautiful Sculpture in a Natural Setting - What Could Be Better?”

DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest of its kind in New England, this sculpture park encompasses 35 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. The park features a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, and hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan. Year round activities include snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, birding tours, curator and artist conversations, and many special talks, screenings, and events.
Long Island, NY
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sculpture in a Natural Setting - What Could Be Better?”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This fabulous find is a hidden gem in the Boston area offering great art in a spectacular setting. My husband and I enjoyed a visit here last Friday and spent a most enjoyable day wandering the grounds, exploring the sculpture outside and exploring the museum with its fine exhibits. I would definitely recommend this sculpture park/museum if you are in the area. The programs for children seem to be a great way to get the whole family involved. The catered food available at the cafe' is reasonably priced and delicious.

Visited September 2013
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“not to be missed”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The DeCordova is one of the best places to visit/take visitors if you have nice weather and a car. The grounds are fabulous, and the art sneaks up on you as you walk around. Indoors is great, too, but plays second fiddle for me. The view from the upper terrace over the reservoir is spectacular.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, difficult art”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The grounds and sculpture park here are terrific--creative, fun works amidst beautifully landscaped, rolling grounds. A true upper crust New England place minutes from Walden Pond and historicmConcord and Lexington. The museums collection is contemporary, interesting but sometimes difficult tomunderstand. Tip: take a guided tour when available. Then the current exhibition becomes understandable. The signs don't generally do the trick. Great views from the rooftop terrace. Relaxing cafe.

Visited September 2013
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Acton, Ma
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place to Visit”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The De Cordova is a world-class museum & sculpture park where you can stroll the beautiful grounds and see great outdoor sculpture, then go inside & view compelling exhibits, including some that are kid-friendly & interactive. There is a cafe, too.

Visited September 2012
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South Berwick, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

This is a unique offering and has appeal for all ages. Go with an open mind, bring a picnic, a camera and wear comfortable shoes. The grounds are spectacular and the sculptures are wonderful as well as the museum interior.

Visited August 2013
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