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Near the Trinity church are two bronze sculptures of a Tortoise & a Hare set nearby for the Boston... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
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Charming statues and appropriately sited near the Boston Marathon finish line. Worth taking a look... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
SuzanneSays
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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Copley Plaza is worth a stroll through. It is surrounded by the Trinity church, John Hancock building, the public library, is the end to the Boston Marathon and site of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Tortoise and Hare Statues are part of the appeal of...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

An interesting pair of statue figures you can see in Boston are that of the Tortoise and Hare located near the pool on Copley Square. These are another local creation of Nancy Schön (1993) who also gave Boston the Making Way for the Ducks statues...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Near the Trinity church are two bronze sculptures of a Tortoise & a Hare set nearby for the Boston marathon, good place to have a photo and worth a spot on your travels of Boston.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 August 2018

My son and I came across these statues while walking nearby as my wife and daughter were shopping in the nearby mall. It was neat to see as this resides in a nice little park area that is good for photo opportunities. I wouldn't go...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Charming statues and appropriately sited near the Boston Marathon finish line. Worth taking a look and a quick photo.

Thank SuzanneSays
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Great sculptures, didn't know the connection with the Marathon but just loved them for their quality and uniqueness

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 5 May 2018

When in Boston come visit these guys and take some pics ! They are representative of how wonderful the people and city of Boston are. The Boston marathon is part of Boston’s history and these guys are a lovely tribute to it.

Thank imeldamoo
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

These statues are a conversation starter. After we bought some milkshake from a truck placed on the square we were looking for somewhere to sit down, when we saw these little friends. I love how Boston cares for things like this and it's worldwide known...More

Thank holidaycoco
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

These statues commemorate the Boston Marathon - the finish line is right across the street. They’re a great (and unexpected) photo op right outside Trinity Church.

1  Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This statue is located in Copley Square across the street from Boston Public Library. It's a cute statue and a good photo opportunity. It's not something to necessarily go out of your way to see, but Copley Square is filled with iconic Boston attractions, so...More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 23 June 2016

There are statues all over Boston, but the ones that I remember most are from the tale of 'The Tortoise and the Hare'. It's a story about commitment and determination over natural ability and I liked it because it applies to us all. I was...More

Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Copley Plaza is worth a stroll through. It is surrounded by the Trinity church, John Hancock building, the public library, is the end to the Boston Marathon and site of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Tortoise and Hare Statues are part of the appeal of...More

1  Thank Delbe M
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