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One of the most popular sculptures in the area

There are almost always groups of tourists taking photos with this sculpture, so if you want to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West Bloomfield, Michigan
HUGE and hypnotizing

You have to see it with your own eyes. All I can say is go see it, enjoy it, and watch how other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two models based on da Vinci’s drawings, one of which graces the Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are almost always groups of tourists taking photos with this sculpture, so if you want to photograph it you may have to wait.

Thank anniefairfax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to see it with your own eyes. All I can say is go see it, enjoy it, and watch how other people react to it.

Thank DaaayyyTripper
Reviewed 1 June 2018

You do not need to go to Milan, Italy to see this horse. It is humongous. There two of these horses, one in Milan Italy and another one in the Meijer Gardens , Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1  Thank VB0901
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Well, in the end, this is a horse. Granted, it's a really, really big horse, but a horse nonetheless. As can be expected with a horse this size, lots of giggling visitors are busy photographing it's giant horse-sized... ahem... underside. I guess the hype was...More

1  Thank AimlessVagabond
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This is definitely the biggest, most imposing, metal horse sculpture replica in this part of the world. If equine metallic majesty is what you seek, go to Frederik Meijer Gardens to see this colossal beast.

2  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

One of the many and the coolest sculpture at the park. This thing is massive... at lest 50 hand +++ in height. A must see if in GR very cool!!!

1  Thank Tradhunter
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The sculpture gardens is beautiful. Easily walked pathways to the gardens and sculptures. Of course the American Horse is eye catching - a Must See.

Thank DutchLace
Reviewed 6 April 2018

After a brisk walk, we all were amazed by the horse. We want to return when we finally get some spring weather!

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The horse is a fascinating object, some say it is not "art", but whatever it is–––it's huge, beautiful and an extraordinary creation. It's not a reproduction but one of the two originals in the world paid for by Fred Meijer and created by a great...More

Thank NewYoungStribling
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Meijer Gardens and sculpture park is an excellent place to go on a beautiful sunny day in Grand Rapids, MI. There are outdoor gardens including a childrens garden and an asian garden and sculptures and indoor there is a rain forest garden and an arid...More

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Juana L
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Response from johndoughboy | Reviewed this property |
Hope this answers your question: A monument to creativity, The American Horse was created by famed animaliere or animal sculptor, Nina Akamu. The work was inspired, in part, by a work created by Renaissance master Leonardo... More