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Storm King Art Center

Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville, New York 10953 | (845) 534–3115
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6 Reviews
Type: Museums & Monuments
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $
Hours of operation: April through October, Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm

Docent-guided "Highlights" tour: 2pm daily, free with admission. Tour length: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Self-guided tram tour: Trams run daily every half hour beginning at 12 noon. Free with  admission. Handicapped accessible. Feel free to disembark, walk around, and re-board at designated  points along the way. Acoustiguides are available for rent to enhance your ride.

6 Reviews for Storm King Art Center

November 21 2016
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"Art and Nature come together"

I visited Storm King on a nice Fall day and it just added to the enjoyment of this place. It is as much of an art destination as it is a natural playground of sorts. Come here to appreciate all of the huge sculptures or walk around the grounds, rent a bike here or bring a picnic lunch and really take in the day at a unique location.

Storm King Rt Center is all about great big outdoor art. It's nice to join a tour and get information about each sculpture as you make your way around the grounds. It's very big, so leave some time to explore. In nice weather it's like waling through the park and checking out art at the same time. Local folks love it here and comeback often to see different parts of the place. Other people come back to see something they missed out on in a previous visit, or to simply enjoy the scenic views. The staff here is very educated and informed and when I went on the tour I learned a lot about the different pieces featured here that I would have never known having just walked through myself. You can also walk through the small collection of indoor pieces at the main building or visit the small gift shop. Most of your visit will be outside, so be sure to dress for the weather, and if you plan to walk most of the grounds, wear comfortable shoes. Kids will even like it here as they have some room to move and run a bit as they make their way around, which is always nice. We did see at least two school groups here when we visited who were learning about art and exploring the pieces. They seemed happy and interested and even had picnic lunches ready for after their lesson. It looked like a great day outdoors!

I would recommend a trip to Storm King, as it's an experience like no other. Even if you're not that into art, you can enjoy walking about the grounds and looking at things here. It's a great excuse to get out and get some fresh air!

*Disclosure - I was provided a complimentary visit and tour here in order to facilitate my review. The opinions stated herein, however, are entirely my own.

March 11 2013
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"A totally amazing place to take the kids!"

Storm King Art Center is like a sculpture garden on steroids! The place is huge, the sculptures are bigger-than-life and they absolutely fascinated my kids. There is a tram available to take you all around the grounds so that you can see everything and hear a description of each sculpture's history from the tour guide, but I highly recommend that you take some time and hop off the tram so that you can walk around and even walk right up to the sculptures to get a sense of their incredible size. Of course one of the challenges is to convince your kids that they are not allowed to touch or climb on the sculptures as the very idea of that looks so inviting!

We took some modeling clay with us and while we enjoyed a picnic in the grass,  the kids had a chance to try to create their own sculptures out of the modeling clay- which made it so much fun. We also took some pictures from a distance to make it look like the kids are holding up the sculptures!

There is a small café, but the selections are rather limited (sandwiches and cold drinks). I felt the prices were little expensive so I highly recommend taking your own lunch from home and having a picnic on the gorgeous grounds. Also make sure to check for the free days when the admission fees are waived. We didn't know it ahead of time, but when we pulled up to the gate on a Wednesday morning it turned out to be one of the free admission days! Bonus for us! I

Our family highly recommends the Storm King Art Center. In fact we intend to go back again this summer!

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January 22 2011
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Storm King Art Center is a must-see, especially if you live nearby and even if you don't! A tram takes you along a path where you can see large-scale sculptures from a lot of the twentieth centuries most influential artists. Besides the tram, Storm King offers walking tours, as well as special days where you can get in for free (Orange County Residents Day, for example). An unforgettable and enjoyable experience for both kids and parents, as well as an early introduction to art for your children.

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December 23 2010
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"An Experience"

Wow! Wonderful works of art, fresh air, and a beautiful view.
If you are visiting the Hudson Valley, or even if you already live here, This is a stop you shouldn't pass up on. Take the kids and have fun. You get fresh air and exercise while enjoying the art work.

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December 23 2010
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"Wide open"

As the kids run around, they get to see all of the sculptures around them..  In the midst of this wide open field, there are randomly placed sculptures.  There is also an indoor museum.  I found it a great place to take my budding photographer!!!  I wouldn't suggest it for the smaller children as they may get bored easily.  Make sur eyou put on your running shoes though.

December 23 2010
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"Fun with the Family"

It would be hard to find a better place to introduce your children to modern art. The largest sculpture park in the country, this breathtaking 500-acre park and outdoor museum has more than 120 sculptures nestled among rolling foothills and landscaped gardens, backed by the spectacular Shawangunk Mountains. It’s an opportunity for everyone in the family to see the works of master sculptors—from Calder and Moore to Nevelson and Noguchi. Pick up a map at the gate and explore! Pack a picnic lunch or eat at the small cafe, which is open on weekends. Call about special events for families.

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