Monday, October 17, 2011

Hamilton, Ohio - City of Sculpture

On August 16, 2000, Ohio’s governor formally recognized Hamilton as “The City of Sculpture.” Dozens, if not hundreds, of sculptures decorate the city. They can be found in public areas on both sides of the Great Miami River and make for a nice walk, since it's nearly impossible to walk around downtown Hamilton without encountering several pieces of sculpture.

In addition, Hamilton's Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park boasts another 60+ sculptures. Visitors to the park can rent Art Carts (golf carts) to drive throughout the hilly park for a closer look at the various sculptures. They range in size and shape and are created by dozens of artists. Pyramid Hill considers itself "an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens."

I've shared a few of my favorite sculptures here, but there are so many that I find new favorites nearly every time I walk through Hamilton. Anyone who has a day to wander through Hamilton is sure to discover favorites for himself. 


  1. I didn't know that about Hamilton -- how very cool!

    We *have* been to Pyramid Hill Park, though! We took Riley. It was fun walking around with him and seeing all the sculptures. (At one point we got stuck, though, and had to jump down a woodsy 8 ft. tall hillside. I jumped down first, then Andy handed Riley to me -- thank goodness the dog is only 25 lbs -- and then Andy jumped down after!) We have some great pictures of that day. :)

  2. Kristan, sounds like a fun day -- I think. :)