Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park

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32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106 | (718) 956-1819, United States
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Features
Great value, Free, Quirky/offbeat, Popular with locals, Family-friendly, Off the beaten path

Built on an abandoned landfill, this outdoor museum displays large-scale sculpture and multimedia installations. The park is set alongside the East River, and the sweeping views of Manhattan are a vivid backdrop to the exhibitions. Visitors are encouraged to explore the park on their own, but artist-led tours can also be arranged. The park is open 365 days a year from 10 a.m. to sunset.

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