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Opus 40

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Address: 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477-3260
Phone Number: +1 845-246-3400
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This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but...

This sculpture park was intended to house the works of the designer, but the setting itself became the artist's masterwork.

It is possible to visit by appointment on non-open days.

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One of the most peaceful, beautiful ,extraordinary places I have ever been.. Fascinating story of a mans journey through his life & what he created with his own hands

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor signage, pointed us in the wrong direction, there was a barking terrier that bit my leg, the owner yelled at us for not knocking on the unmarked door and paying our $20 each right away, didn't seem overly concerned about the dog that bites, said she hates dogs anyway, then finally admitted the dog was hers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most peaceful, beautiful ,extraordinary places I have ever been.. Fascinating story of a mans journey through his life & what he created with his own hands

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled in late October and the fall foliage was still in abundance. When arriving at Opus 40, you must go to registration first. The cost for adults is, $10 per person. We then went into the museum, which holds all the tools Harvey Fite used to build this amazing sculpture garden. Amazing that a man spent 37 years building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Opus 40 while in Woodstock. Amazing man made stone work with walkways and statues. Bring lunch and enjoy this quiet stone sanctuary. We will be back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice to see the damaged section of the wall has been repaired. This place never ceases to amaze me. So much time, effort, and thought must have gone into this work. Boggles the mind.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We first read of Opus 40 in the New York Times about a year ago and planned a trip around visiting Opus 40 because of that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fascinating work by one man - art Professor Harvey Fite. Be sure you go on a good weather day to enjoy views and walking grounds. Check out video before walking grounds. Entrance and parking can be hard to find. No public restrooms.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Sadly we drove to this location only to feel very unwelcome. With no clear signage about parking or an admission fee, we parked our car next to another one and proceed to try and figure out what to see. From a distance a woman started yelling at us about paying the admission fee and that we we had to move... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I suppose the best way to approach this is to enjoy the experience (because it definitely is an experience) but don't try to figure out what it means. It is too well constructed to resemble an actual ruin, but there is a lost-civilization feel to it, like something left behind by a vanished people. It also has a quasi-religious vibe,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's a 6 acre stone sculpture that the artist spent 37 years building. Pictures don't really capture it, you really need to wander around and let it all soak in. The biggest and best Earthworks Sculpture I've ever seen.

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