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Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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These wonderful depictions make the sculptures seem as if they are almost alive and are enhanced by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda T
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Wilbraham
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This is right in the middle of the museums in the area and is free to visit. Don't miss the Yertle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kytraveler327
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Bring the kids to this outdoor sculpture garden where the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and other beloved Dr. Seuss characters are immortalized in bronze, life-size statues all designed by Geisel's step-daughter, sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates.
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21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA 01103-1548
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 July 2005

The Dr. Seuss Memorial is a great little place to stop and experience a 3-D version of some of your favorite children's stories. The memorial is located in a small park in the middle of a complex of buildings known as the "Quadrangle" which includes...More

8  Thank Erika_F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Museum was closed when we got there and we were the only ones in the Sculpture Garden. Large and unique characters almost makes Dr. Seuss' stories seem real. Signs with ropes around the displays say they get too hot to touch. Note, the Sculpture Garden...More

4  Thank 2OldPirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These wonderful depictions make the sculptures seem as if they are almost alive and are enhanced by visiting the nearby Dr, Seuss Musem.More

Thank Linda T
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda! Wow, thanks! We think you captured it perfectly. As the sculptures are life-sized it definitely feels like you have walked into your favorite Dr. Seuss book. The addition of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum last year further brings the experience alive....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is right in the middle of the museums in the area and is free to visit. Don't miss the Yertle the Turtle sculpture around the corner from the rest of them.More

Thank kytraveler327
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time visiting the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Yertle the Turtle is definitely a must-see and is to the left of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum! We hope you are able to visit again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very well done. you are not allowed to climb on the statues, but it did not deter many children who were visiting.More

Thank seebear1502018
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you so much for you kind words! Yes, we do recommend that you do not climb on the sculptures as a necessary precaution, but they really do transport visitors right in Dr. Seuss's favorite books. We hope you are able to visit again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful set of metal sculptures which capture the essence of Dr Seuss’ marvellous characters. It is free to stroll around and admire.More

Thank Swedishtomcat
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words! The sculptures were actually designed by Dr. Seuss's step-daughter Lark Grey Dimond Cates and many visitors do find themselves transported into a Dr. Seuss book when they see them. We are so glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the newly restored, 1926 Springfield Union Station is only 0.4 mile from the Dr. Suess Sculpture Museum, you can take a free self-guided tour of the Station. Better yet, travel to the Station by bus (Greyhound, Peter Pan or PVTA) or rail (CTrail or...More

Thank TrainManDan10
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dan! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the fantastic restoration at Union Station! As you mention, we are a quick walk from the station and we love when people find the time to make it over to us. We are, in fact,...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Cute stop but the cafe in the area was awful. The place could definitely do with some sprucing up for their visitors.

1  Thank HayleyNZ87
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hayley! We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Blake House Cafe. Would you be able to elaborate on how we could "spruce" things up? Thanks!

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The sculpture garden is a part of Springfield Museums. Dr. Seuss house is on the quadrangle. Only caution, signs say not to sit on the sculptures, they are tempting! The garden is bronze so in the summer could burn.More

Thank ncat2016
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! We also love Dr. Seuss! As you mention, the sculptures are made out of bronze, so they can get really hot under the summer sun. We also have the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum that is located on the quadrangle in an historic...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We came here with our son and 6 year old grandson. It is a unique museum of Dr Suess creativity, stories, art, imagination, ideas and playfulness. The outside sculpture area is also very nice.More

Thank Abbcb53
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves! The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum does try to capture Dr. Seuss's creativity, imagination, and playfulness, as you describe, so we are happy to hear it...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Really enjoyed the memorial sculpture garden - the garden itself doesn't take long to tour but if your a Dr. Seuss fan and in the area worth the stop. Only disappointing thing I found was the gift shop didn't have alot of Dr. Seuss merchandise...More

Thank Nicole201414
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi Nicole! We're so glad to hear you had a good time visiting the Sculpture Garden! In regards to the Dr. Seuss merchandise at the Museum Store, we very recently added more Dr. Seuss related items. We also have other gift items and items that...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

The sculptures presented here nicely encapsulate many Suess stories, It would be nice if there could be more.

1  Thank swj
SpringfieldMuseums, Administrative and Digital Media Associate at Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi! Thank you for your nice words. We'll take into consideration adding more sculptures. The Lorax statue was a later addition so there is the possibility of always adding even more characters. We hope you'll be able to visit again soon!

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mariahkrienke
11 August 2018|
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Response from SpringfieldMuseums | Property representative |
Hi Mariah! Unfortunately, dogs that are not service animals are not allowed on the Quadrangle Green where the sculpture garden is located.
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JeepNjo
6 March 2018|
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Response from SpringfieldMuseums | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, there is a fence around the property that is locked after 5pm.
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Stephanie405
27 July 2017|
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Response from jbwhitehouse | Reviewed this property |
There is a gift shop in the Information/Visitor Center. This building is also the Science Museum and where you get tickets. The gift shop is large and has lots of Seuss items from books to leggings, as well as other... More
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