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National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden

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Interesting Sculptures

The huge metal tree caught my eye and I just had to get a better look at it. It is beautiful, as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patty B
Nashville, Tennessee
Quirky art

This is outdoors, and, like the rest of DC museums, free. There are quirky sculptures in a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kaumudi P
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a snowy November day, I was browsing alone in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden. To tell you the truth, these ultra modern sculptures, which usually do not impress me, looked quite interesting on the lawns covered with first snow of the season. The weather...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The huge metal tree caught my eye and I just had to get a better look at it. It is beautiful, as are the other great sculptures. I loved the giant hare sitting on a rock. They have a Pavillion Cafe and nice benches to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is outdoors, and, like the rest of DC museums, free. There are quirky sculptures in a nice garden. Being outdoors, it doesn't feel crowded at all.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places and a real hidden gem to most tourists. About twenty outdoor sculptures from serious to whimsical, the giant eraser my favorite. This time of year you can have hot chocolate and rent skates and go ice skating.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful sculpture garden, well set out with some very important sontemporary sculptures on display.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little garden, definitely a great place to stop and take a break from your busy tour schedule in DC. Somewhere you can stop on the way from the Capitol to the Washington Monument or vice versa. And to see some unique artwork, sit and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I'm not an art enthusiast. I'm happy if I never set foot in an art gallery again. So, what do I think of the art garden? It's a nice little park in between two major Smithsonian Museums. It has some interesting structures (large art), a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 22 October 2018

You could easily miss the Sculpture Garden while walking from one museum to the next, but you shouldn't, some amazing pieces of art that you can wander around and experience, well worth the pit-atop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Lots of shade and benches in park. Pavilion cafe, or one of the carts, is perfect to get a cold drink. Several sculptures to view. Ice skating rink is in middle. Easy place to sit and relax.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We checked the sculpture garden out as it was across the road from the National archives museum and we had some time before our reservation and it's a very interesting place with lots of really cool sculptures to see. It's got a pavilion cafe attached...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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20 May 2018|
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Response from Jae L | Reviewed this property |
Sculpture Garden and National Gallery of Art's main building are facing each other across 7th Street NW near the intersection of 7th Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW. On the other hand, Hirshhorn Museum, which is located... More
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Response from MrSaturn64 | Reviewed this property |
The garden is wheelchair accessible. The paths are fairly smooth, and should not be an issue. If I recall correctly, the cafe on the west side of the garden requires a different entrance for wheelchairs.