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Glorious Statue

This statue is so beautiful. There is an ongoing stream of visitors taking pictures of it. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
June Q
Vancouver, Canada
Wonderful statue and park

This statue is hard to miss when driving the Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Not only is the statue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theresa T
North Port, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This statue is so beautiful. There is an ongoing stream of visitors taking pictures of it. It originated in Sarasota, then was moved to New York city but then later on moved back to Sarasota. It is certainly a must see.

Thank June Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is hard to miss when driving the Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Not only is the statue great, but the waterfront parks that surround it are a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the sites of the bay. Great walk in Florida's perfect weather

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our 20th anniversary and we had heard about this statue and thought it'd be a great photo op for us. It's huge. The replica of the 40s return from war sailor kiss. It's right on the water and has a big turn off...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Photo opportunity along the bay. Incredible sculpture and a must see when in the Sarasota area. Plenty of parking along the water, so stop and walk over to viewclose up.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

I loved seeing this statue! Such an amazing photo opportunity while in the downtown area. Even better at night when it's lit up.

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Nice little backdrop for all love birds. Still looks better with the original NYC backdrop. Nice place to relax

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I'm not from around here and am visiting (as a tourist) for only the second time. That being said I think it's great Sarasota honors a big part of American history right at its shoreline. WWII effected all the American people and soldiers from every...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A pleasant walk along the water and boat area with some benches for resting and enjoying the marine view.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This sculpture captures a time in history and is hard to miss. It is worth stopping by and walking up to if you have the time as only then can you really appreciate its size. However, to enjoy it in all its glory, view from...More

Thank AussieWombats
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I know the last time we visited Sarasota we saw this as we drove by this time it was a must stop and see.Before we went looked up the history of statue and that made it even more special .We were there in early evening...More

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Lizane N
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
The guy who donated it, wanted to give it to Sarasota.
30 January 2017|
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Response from pebs57 | Reviewed this property |
26 feet