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It is a beautiful statue. There is great history behind the iconic statue. It is a must see when... read more

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Coming from the north down towards the bay and main street, we almost drove into it. It is so sweet... read more

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Reviewed today

It is a beautiful statue. There is great history behind the iconic statue. It is a must see when you are downtown.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tanyab3311
Reviewed 4 days ago

Coming from the north down towards the bay and main street, we almost drove into it. It is so sweet we could not stop staring and had to be honked at to get a move on.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carole B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this statue and all that it represents. I was worried when the hurricane came through last year that it was going to take it down, but it didnt. It stood the hurricane as well as it stands time. What a great photo op...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mechellerenee
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever want to throw back to the iconic photo, this is the place to do it. Right under the huge sculpture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SRidggreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This reproduction is in a nice setting and is very popular.To me its a celebration at the end of WW2.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luassudipal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t miss this giant statue when driving along the waterfront. You’ll park in nearby park parking lot (free). While the statue is of course a great picture opportunity, be sure to walk through the park to see the great banyan trees, ships in harbor,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank UPNorthguy41990
Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to know who in the blue blazes thought it was a good idea to remove this statue ? I was so disappointed when my daughter told me it was moved or gone ? I mean come on I had planned to retire to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cat T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue is on the side of the road so if you want to take a picture you might want to pullover. This is a life sized replica of the famous photo.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a snap shot. Bring your loved one and make it a moment to remember. The bay front at Sarasota is a place to make memories.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great to see this sculpture which reminisces a photograph from the end of World War II. I think the original photo was taken in NYC.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lizane N
26 January 2018|
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Response from jeant831 | Reviewed this property |
It was originally there in 2005 as a temporary installation. Read the article on Wikipedia article to get the history of Seward Johnson's creation & why Sarasota.
30 January 2017|
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Response from pebs57 | Reviewed this property |
26 feet