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Chesterfield, Missouri: The Awakening - Buried Giant

Second casting of a 1980 sculpture by J. Seward Johnson -- of a 70-ft tall giant clawing his way out of the ground. A good photo-op stop.

16150 Park Circle, Chesterfield, MO
West of Chesterfield Mall. On the west side of Chesterfield Pkwy between Lydia Hill Lane and Burkhardt Place, just south of the St. Louis County Library.
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Chesterfield, Missouri - Reach Party (or Johnson & Johnson & More Johnson)
Awakening Buried Giant Twin: A second casting of J. Seward Johnson's undeniably eye-catching 4,100-pound struggling sculpture, "The Awakening," has been permanently installed in a grassy expanse in Chesterfield, Missouri. [10/23/2009] Complete Story...

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The Awakening - Buried Giant

As of January 2022 the giant is still buried. There is a great park across the street -- nice walking trails. The place was fairly empty, but it is winter. The summer is surely a different story. There is an aquatic park in the park with a nice pool.

[Kirk DiFalco, 01/15/2022]


The Awakening

If you like Anime like I do, then you know this reminds me of the series "Attack on Titan." I had to ride the foot like a rodeo cowboy. Yee-HA!!

[Edward, 12/29/2017]

The Awakening.

The Awakening - Buried Giant

The Awakening in Spring - April 2017.

[Christy, 04/12/2017]

Big hand.

The Awakening - Buried Giant

The Awakening is located just behind Chesterfield Mall. Come early in the day so it is not too hot to touch and climb on the giant. Great family fun! The knee is a giant kid slide.

[Dana, 07/03/2013]

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Nuclear Waste Adventure TrailNuclear Waste Adventure Trail, Weldon Spring, MO - 9 mi.
In the region:
Route 66 Mining Caves, Pacific, MO - 15 mi.

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