Friday, February 17, 2017

Grounds for Sculpture


I've lived in this area my whole life, and I've taken NJ Transit to NYC from the Hamilton Station many times, seeing the giant sculptures on the way in and vowing to visit their home, Grounds for Sculpture. And I never did in all of these years, until Debbie and I went this past Saturday.

It was awesome. I am not one to wander museums and mull over paintings and I truly loved our time here. Given that I loved The Clay Studio in Philly too, I think I'm a little more for the 3D.

On Saturday we got there around 10:15 in the morning, lingered over lunch on the grounds, and were still on our way home by 2:15. We both said we'd go back and just hang out on the grounds on a nicer day. There are two cafes and a restaurant for sustenance.

We started inside in the gallery attached to the Welcome Center. There were three buildings open, but most of our time was spent outside.
Inside was nice and all, but my favorite was outside. The grounds themselves are like something out of a storybook.
My favorite were the huge sculptures.
But I liked the smaller ones too.
I think what I liked best was tromping around outside just happening upon things. It felt a lot like being in a Choose Your Own Adventure book.
Lunch at Rat's Restaurant on the grounds was very good and relaxing, as was the walk up to it. It's accessible whether you're visiting the Grounds or not. If you go, make a reservation.
Admission was $10 per adult - I bought tickets online before. They're timed entry. They're open Tuesday through Sunday (special opening this Monday for President's Day) from 10-6.

If you're close, go! It was great to be outside walking around, we got our workout in for the day. Debbie even more so as she had to run back to retrieve her purse from the cafe, which we laughed about for an eternity. Perfect place to visit with a friend, a spouse, hell, the whole family.

Have a great weekend! Hey, it's going to be 60 in the Philly area...perfect weather to visit Grounds for Sculpture.


19 comments:

  1. That's a pretty cool thing to do and doesn't break the bank either!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. This looks fantastic. Pinning this for future reference. Thanks for the preview, Steph. Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Wow these are amazing and are so unique!

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  4. This is so cool! I love outdoor sculpture garden-museums. The ones of the Renoir/Vermeer paintings are especially neat I think.

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  5. I could do a photo session completely around those hand sculptures!!!!

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  6. So I think Debbie posted the pic of you under the two women sitting on the bench on Instagram and my husband literally didn't see you at all the first couple of times he looked at it. He was so surprised to finally notice you! and I didnt see you until he pointed it out! Funny how our eyes play tricks on us. Happy Friday!

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  7. That place looks awesome. I feel like my mind would weave so many stories with all the sculptures there to serve as my muse. Your description of a 'choose your own story' book is so accurate! That's awesome!

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  8. Awesome. Thanks ❣️ Will file this and maybe I will go someday. So many places I did not know existed. And I am almost 61! Love. Your. Momma. ❤️❤️❤️

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  9. That looks super cool! One of the local museums here has some outdoor stuff- it always feels so much more interactive and interesting than just paintings on a wall.

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  10. This is so cool! I wonder if we have something like this around here, off to the google. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Oh my goodness I love sculptures, especially when there's a ton of them in one space! New Orleans has a sculpture garden in City Park, and I loved getting to visit there too!

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  12. My favorite museum in Dallas is a sculpture garden. It's absolutely my favorite place in the spring. This one reminds me a lot of our Arboretum. Is that a giant s'more looking thing??

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  13. I love finding cool places close to home! We have a few here that one day I will visit.

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  14. I've been to this place twice and it's so funny! I've been in the summer though but it looks cool in the snow!

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  15. Sounds like a fun place to explore and the grounds do look like something out of a story book! The entrance fee seems fair too.

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  16. Some of those sculptures are so cool! What a fun place to visit.

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  17. I've been saying for years how much I want to go to Grounds for Sculpture, and of course I never made the time while I was living in NJ and had a car. Now I'm farther away and car-less, but I'm committed! I think it would be perfect for a spring or fall afternoon. Glad you got to explore!

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  18. I'm going to need Debbie's coat. It's gorg.

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