|Address:||1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553, USA|
|Working:||10AM–5:30PM Closed 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM|
A long-time favorite spot! Storm King is a unique experience that can and should be enjoyed by people both young and old. There is a free tram that you can ride all through the park with a recorded guide that tells you about the sculptures that you see along the way. I started taking my children here when they were 2 years old and we just needed to get out of the house and let them run off their energy in a safe space. There are hundreds of beautifully manicured acres to explore by foot or bicycle if you choose. Bike are available on site but they go fast on weekends. There are plenty of picnic areas outside to enjoy a meal or snack. Sun and shade abound so you can take your pick. I recommend visiting in all sorts of weather - the changes in light makes the art work look different and new. An annual membership is a great deal for families or city folks looking for a place to go a few weekends a year. There is no other place like it!
Coming to "Storm King" was a long anticipated trip. I have long been an admirer of the arts especially from seeing work at Socrates Sculpture Park which was founded by Mark Di Suvero and houses his studio. Seeing Di Suveros pieces from construction(Socrates) was truly magnificent. Sometimes there are no words to describe the feelings of tranquility while viewing these pieces except for seeing it yourself in person. From seeing Maya Lins piece to Di Suvero and Lieberman there was plenty to take in and experience. I would certainly recommend coming in the afternoon, but with enough time to view the park as it closes around 5pm and takes at least 3 hours to view properly. There are fantastic shuttles that take you around to give you a quick overview. One staffer "Charlie" was equally helpful and gave us the right advise to see the park with the short amount of time we had. Cant wait to come back!
Storm King is nearly extra-terrestrial. The sculptures have space and distance to enjoy from all angles. The permanent sculptures of Moore, Calder, Nevelson, Noguchi, are large but small in the vastness of nature and each has its own place and time. This sculpture paradise is magical and I have not forgotten my several visits through the past decades. To see art that is meant to be sized within the universe and not cramped in a small museum space is worth every bit of the drive from Manhattan. I have dreams of this landscape because it is how artists should be able to display their ideas and materials. There are new artists adding their own stack of creativity to the landscape. It is well worth seeing and being there.
On a recent 2 week stay in NYC, during which temps were hellish, we decided to head for the hills in search of relief from the heat...And since wed heard about Storm King on a TV show, decided to take the scenic drive along the Palisades, overlooking the Hudson River...simply amazing views...THEN, we arrived at Storm King and WOW!!!! What a truly mind-blowing experience it is--hundreds of acres of rolling hills, expansive lawns and unbelievable (huge!) art sculptures strategically placed throughout....theres even a LANDSCAPE sculpture by Maya Lin! You can rent bikes & ride the trails or (as we did) walk & gawk....This is truly a must-do for anyone looking for a unique way to spend a day...
Enjoyed the art (almost all of which is very modern and abstract) but bear in mind that each piece is far away from the next. (I had anticipated this, but they were even farther apart than I had imagined. There is an intermittent tram that covers areas of the park, and bikes are available for rent.) They give you a map but I found it a bit hard to follow since many of the sculptures were in the middle of fields or bits of forest and you have to walk of the paths to get to them. Often I found myself wandering to a completely different path, just from going towards sculptures. Still, the hills provide nice views of the park and overall I enjoyed my visit.
Absolutely the most beautiful spot in New York State. This is truly a hidden gem. You can see fantastic modern metals sculptures among beautiful rolling meadows as you pass by on the Thruway, but would have no idea how to find it on a little country road in Cornwall. Search it out. You wont be disappointed. Admission is a little pricey but you can stay all day, ride the tram for free to view the extensive grounds and sculptures or hike them on gentle trails. Bring a picnic lunch but not your pet (boo!), You can rent a bike, but it would be better if you could bring your own. Get a family pass if you live nearby as there are events throughout the year.
This is a really interesting and not well known place in New York. From the first time I’ve seen this place in season 2 of ‘Master of None’, I really wanted to visit. This place offers a different experience compared to any other art gallery or museum. It has something for everyone. You can see some really cool exhibits like ‘Mirror Fence’, ‘Suspended’ and ‘Three Legged Buddha’ etc. with casual hiking around the park or setup a nice picnic. The facility is really big. It’s easy to get exhausted if you try to cover all the exhibits in a single visit. If you are able to get the spots, make use of the tram. It’s the quickest way to get around the park.
18 dollars a person to look at big twisted up chunks of metal. Ill admit, there were a couple that looked cool, but it is not worth the 18 dollars. This place is tailored to the "hipster" or very artsy fartsy kinds of people who care to spend hours walking around with the sounds of a highway always buzzing in the back looking at "art" in the mid summer humid heat. There is a guided tour with a tram you can take , but I feel like that would cost extra money. Your 18 bucks gets you nothing but a map, advertising for other things that I immediately threw out, and some cheaply thrown together information packet that is only a couple pages.
The extensive grounds of Storm King Art Center make it an excellent location for a day that you want to get out and walk amongst both beautiful scenery and a variety of artistic installments. This has a bit of something for everyone of all ages and abilities. The tram will take you around the grounds if you have issues walking and kids have TONS of room to run and play without worrying about destroying the art work (though you need to make sure they only touch where it is allowed). Only about an hour from New York City, its definitely worth it for a day trip to get out of the city and into a more relaxing environment.
Aside from being a featured date in Master of None Season 2 (so Im told, anyway) Storm King is a really neat outdoor museum about an hour north of the city. Youll look up everything on their site, so here are a couple pro-tips: 1. If you can park at the visitor center do that. Its centrally located. 2. If not, take a right to the east lot. Youll have a bit more walking up front, but its the first stop on the tram when you leave. 3. Suggest going to the North woods first on foot then consider a picnic or lunch at the outdoor cafe. 4. Plan to spend around 4 hours to walk the whole thing