BENSON SCULPTURE GARDEN: Exit 257

Okay… so some stops in Colorado need a little more than 20 minutes, and this little stop off Exit 257 just north of Loveland is one of those.  You’ll need…say… 35 minutes.

Discover the Benson Sculpture Garden.P1080141

In addition to the restrooms, lush riverside park and P1080158covered picnic pavilion, you will find this delightful display of sculpture more than worth the extra time!

Take Exit 257 west off of I-25 and follow Eisenhower Blvd (going west) about 6 ½ miles (enjoy the edge of Lake Loveland) to North Taft Street and make a right hand turn.  Travel north to 29th Street and make another right hand turn onto 29th Street.  Benson Sculpture Garden will be on your left and there is a sign.

 

Benson Park is recognized as one of the most unique sculpture gardens in the country.  Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Loveland’s ‘Sculpture in the Park’ show, Benson Garden is now the largest juried sculpture show in the United States.

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Take a stroll along the path and enjoy the bronze sculptures.  Imagine what was in the mind of each artist as they forged their designs and followed their passions.  In the warm  P1080164time of the year, enjoy the lazy river and let your feet traipse barefooted through the lush green grass.  P1080150

 

I’m sure you’ll enjoy this little excursion, and if you have more time, Lake Loveland and North Lake Park is right across the street!

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