Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 46.502 W 073° 57.992
18T E 587211 N 4514297
Quick Description: The Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture, also known as the Margaret Delacorte Memorial, is located in Central Park in New York City.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2012 7:44:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMDN7B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 15

Long Description:
The giant, 11' high by 16' diameter, bronze statue of Alice and some of the characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is located in Manhattan's Central Park just west of 5th Avenue and 76th Street. This bronze statue was commissioned by George Delacorte as a gift to the children of New York and dedicated, in Central Park, on May 7, 1959. The statue was also meant as a tribute to his late wife, Margarita, who read Alice to their children. Plaques surround the statue with lines from Carroll's nonsense poem, The Jabberwocky.

The statue was created by the Spanish-born American sculptor José de Creeft and cast at the Modern Art Foundry. The landscape architect for the project was Hideo Sasaki. The design, by Fernando Texidor, was taken from illustration by John Tenniel used in the first published edition of the book. It shows Alice (with the face of Creeft's daughter), sitting on a mushroom, surrounded by the the March Hare, the Mad Hatter (a caricature of George Delacorte), the Cheshire Cat, Alice's cat Dinah, and the Dormouse. The sculpture was designed so that children could climb on it. It's a popular and fun place for children and adults.
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 6:00 AM To: 1:00 AM

Weekend Hours: From: 6:00 AM To: 1:00 AM

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Location Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
When posting a new log for a waymark, please include a picture if there isn't one included on the original posting. Add your thoughts about the roadside attraction and let everyone know if it is worth while stopping to see.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Roadside Attractions
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
schlbsch visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 8/28/2014 schlbsch visited it
SafariBabe visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 8/5/2014 SafariBabe visited it
Dam's & Balkan visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 1/28/2014 Dam's & Balkan visited it
saopaulo1 visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 8/30/2013 saopaulo1 visited it
VisN visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 8/16/2013 VisN visited it
Pistache 911 visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 7/31/2013 Pistache 911 visited it
GPComd visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 7/27/2013 GPComd visited it
pepsi3 visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 9/11/2012 pepsi3 visited it
ArktiS visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 2/20/2012 ArktiS visited it
run26.2 visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 11/21/2011 run26.2 visited it
RadousCZ visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 9/11/2011 RadousCZ visited it
tatie visited Giant Alice in Wonderland Sculpture - New York, New York 10/7/2007 tatie visited it

View all visits/logs