8. Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

Storm King Art Center, one of many New York Sculpture parks
Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969–70, Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is tried and true when it comes to sculpture parks. The 500-acre grounds have been championing large-scale sculpture and site-specific earth works including commissions since 1960. Works by big names such as Andy Goldsworthy, Alexander Calder, and Louise Bourgeois have been on display along with pieces added or exchanged yearly.

One nifty feature at Storm King is a bike rental program. Bike Rentals are open for on-site rental only (no advance reservations). All bikes have a front basket and come with a printed map showing paths. Considering Storm King is one of the largest sculpture parks in the country, this could be a great choice to cover the expansive grounds. The Storm King Museum Building (re-opening June 12) is an inside gallery on the grounds that hosts exhibitions of smaller works and supporting materials. Storm King is open Wednesday – Monday, 10AM – 5:30PM. Advance tickets are required for all visitors, including members.