Storm King Art Center
Tucked away in the Lower Hudson Valley in New York State, the Storm King Art Center, a renowned sculpture park, features some interesting and unique pieces. Situated on over 500 acres of rolling hills, green grass lawns, and woodlands, it is the perfect marriage of the natural and not so natural. The day we went, it was gloomy, slightly damp, and practically empty. Some sculptures looked absolutely eerie against the gray and white sky.
A set of five columns on a hill opens the way to some truly strange pieces. These installations are perfect at making you feel small and slightly insignificant in the world. It's nice, I suppose, to be humbled especially when we think about how grand the world is. Art and travel are great ways to know the earth and the people that reside on it.
Storm King Art Center is accessibly by car. Public transportation methods may require an additional taxi ride.
1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
Coordinates: 41.425031° N, -74.059341° E
Cost & Admission
For updated hours, please check their website.
$18 – Adults
$15 – Seniors (65+ with valid ID)
$ 8 – Ages 5–18 and Students (with valid ID)
Free – Children under 4 and Members
Bike Rental Optional:
$10 per hour (two-hour minimum) or
$34 for the day
Weekends and Holidays
$12 per hour (two-hour minimum) or
$44 for the day
On site is the Storm King Café.
Prices $2 to $10.75.
Walking, seeing art.
Make sure you don't touch the art! Some designated pieces encourage interaction. You can pretend to touch like I did. We thought the park was very walkable and enjoyed the exercise even on a rainy day. There is a free tram, optional bike rental, and cafe on hand. We did not take advantage of the free tram, skipped the bike rental, and opted to go to nearby Woodbury Outlets instead of eating at their cafe. This can easily be a day long adventure, especially if it's more crowded and you're waiting your turn to take pictures. While our day was a bit gloomy, the park was nearly empty and we were the first few to arrive.