Griffis Sculpture Park

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Interact with sculptures in the woods, fields and by ponds on over 400 acres at the Griffis Sculpture Park.

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For more than 42 years, the steel sculptures of Larry Griffis, Jr. and other international artists have been residing in the woods, fields, and even ponds of Griffis Sculpture Park. The 400 acre Ashford Hollow park, located eight miles outside of Ellicottville, is not only a tremendous regional attraction, but holds the distinction of being America’s largest and oldest sculpture park.

The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails. Each sculpture was placed with the natural setting in mind, creating a truly unique experience between art and nature.

The park is split into two sections: Rohr Hill Road Site and Mill Valley Road Site. The Rohr Hill area is characterized by towering sculptures set in fields and woods just off the road. The Mill Valley Road Site features both a smooth walk area, as well miles of trails through a variety of terrain. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, one can always get a flavor of the park.

The Griffis Sculpture Park is open from May 1 to October 31.  You'll find some picnic tables on site.  Rules are simple:  no littering, no camping, no alcohol, no campfires or smoking and a few others that you will find listed on a sign near the entrance.  Admission is by the honor system:  $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors.  Children under age 10 are FREE.  You drop the money through a slot in a yellow box.

Griffis Sculpture Park is also an arts in education interactive learning environment where students of all ages experience the arts in a way not found anywhere else.

The park offers educational tours, workshops, and other programs to visitors each year.

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Photo of Kids on sculptures of mushrooms in a field at Griffis Sculpture Park
Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Mill Valley Road
East Otto, NY 14729
United States
Phone: 716-667-2808
42° 22' 6.7548" N, 78° 41' 31.29" W
Website: GriffisPark.org

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Yes
  • Bus Parking: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: No
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock:
  • Fishing Access:
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Yes
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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