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.
Address:
16150 Park Circle, Chesterfield, MO
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free.
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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 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]

Big toe time.

Awakening Buried Giant Twin

The Awakening is near the library and park. It seems out of place in snobby Chesterfield, but in a good way. Worth the trip just to try making it up the foot and sitting on the toe. Have you ever sat on a toe? Ya me neither.

[Nick F., 08/28/2010]
Awakening Buried Giant Twin

A new copy of "The Awakening," the giant half-buried along the Potomac near Washington DC, has been installed in Chesterfield, MO. I saw a report on the morning news.

[Margery S., 10/20/2009]

It's a second casting of the 1980 sculpture by J. Seward Johnson, and he was there for the unveiling. Chesterfield Arts also hosted the traveling Johnson show of 22-figures, including his life-sized American Gothic spoof. What are they, in love with this guy?

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Butterfly and CaterpillarBig Butterfly and Caterpillar, Chesterfield, MO - 2 mi.
Museum of the DogMuseum of the Dog, St. Louis, MO - 5 mi.
Museum of Transportation: Bobby Darin's Car of the FutureMuseum of Transportation: Bobby Darin's Car of the Future, St. Louis, MO - 8 mi.
In the region:
Ten-Foot-Tall Pinocchio, St. Louis, MO - 20 mi.

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