Storm King Art Center
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The Hills are Alive
Traversing Maya Lin's grassy dunes that roll through Storm King Art Center's vast, open-air museum is somewhat mystifying. What seems natural underfoot is actually a series of symmetrically-orchestrated, human creations. This installation and dozens of other sculptures are scattered throughout the 500 acre complex. I visited this gorgeous, fresh-air museum on a bright, autumn weekend. The last of the season's colors added a bit of drama and romance to the already magical place. Wear good shoes, take a lunch, and enjoy the view.
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Explore Outdoor Exhibits at Storm King Art Center
Just about an hour outside of New York City lies Storm King Art Center, a 500 acre outdoor sculpture garden. Open from early spring to late fall, it presents a great opportunity for a day trip to take in the fresh country air while exploring the scenic landscape and over 100 exhibits. The collection features mainly large scale abstract sculpture. There is an outdoor pavilion and cafe where you can dine or pick up lunch to take into the park for a picnic. The menu features fresh salads, sandwiches and seasonal specials that are made from local, organic ingredients. Short Line bus offers two different day trips from Penn Station, NYC to Storm King and it is also accessible via New Jersey Transit. Once there you can explore by foot, rent a bike, or hop on a tram that circles the grounds every half hour. Entrance fee $12 for adults, $8 children/students
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