Location: Lincoln, Mass.
Website: decordova.org

Featuring a nice blend of modern and contemporary sculptures, DeCordova is smaller than a lot of major sculpture gardens with its modest 30 acres, but it is the largest of its kind in New England. The great thing about its size is that it won’t take as long to see the 60 or so sculptures in the collection. Leave Boston and head northwest for 20 miles and you’ll find yourself in a sea of bronze, marble, steel, granite, and wood.