Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leonardo da Vinci's Big Horse

24 feet tall. Based on the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci, who never completed this bronze giant.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. North of I-96 on East Beltline, between Bradford and Leonard Sts.
M, W, Th, F, Sa 9 am - 5 pm, Tu 9 am - 9 pm, Su noon - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Adult 14-64: $12, Senior 65 & older: $9, Students with ID: $9, Children 5
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Giant Garden Trowel

We visited the Frederik Meijer Gardens while in Grand Rapids and enjoyed it very much. Didn't have enough time to see everything but ran into this Giant Garden Trowel titled "Plantoir," in a field of wild grasses. It was created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

[Jim Hejl, 11/03/2015]

The big trowel is in the same sculpture park as Leonardo da Vinci's Big Horse. It was stuck in the ground in 2001. Like the horse, it's 24 feet tall.

Da Vince horse.

Leonardo da Vinci's Big Horse

Great time for kids and adults, cool stuff to see and do, plan on walking a lot, but worth it.

[John Russo, 05/16/2015]
Leonardo da Vinci's Big Horse

Da Vinci had the technology, but sadly, the bronze he needed was used to make cannons instead.

[Kate Metenosky, 03/31/2012]
Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

What Leonardo da Vinci could not finish four hundred years ago, is found now in no other than Grand Rapids, MI, at the Meijer Botanical Gardens. 24-feet tall, made of bronze, this modern stallion is sculpted from original notes of the master himself. Paid admission required.

[MC Lew, 10/10/2004]

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