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Best to be discovered when you pull over to "take a rest"

Always like stopping at the chair with someone that has no clue. If you hype it before you get... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Athol, Massachusetts
One Time Guiness World's Largest Chair

Major local photo op. The chair is climbable and an adult on the seat can pull up children... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Allen G
Gardner, Massachusetts
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130 Elm St, Gardner, MA 01440-2373
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Must see for young and old. Been a destination for generations. My daughter took wedding photos there. My grand children pass the chair on the way to my house and love to see it. It is the spirit of Gardner the Chair City.

Thank Joan S
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Exactly as described. Large chair, pretty old not too exciting but will kill a few minutes if your bored or want photo op.

Thank DunkinD83
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Always like stopping at the chair with someone that has no clue. If you hype it before you get there the WOW factor is depleted before you arrive.

Thank MJ C
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

If you visit Gardner, you must climb up on the enormous chair and take a photo! This is a classic photo for Gardnerites...for graduation, various events or no reason at all!

Thank svragman
Reviewed July 9, 2017

On the way to Dunn State Park. You can stop for a minute and take a picture for a laugh. Gardiner is a well known town for furniture manufacturing.

Thank CurryAndRice
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Its a must visit for anyone to loves local history. The area was home to tons of furniture factory's. Everyone needs a picture in front of the Gardner Chair!!!!!

Thank Firefly2416
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special about this big chair. Sorry Gardner. I love your town but this wasn't anything worth stopping at.

Thank tricia s
Reviewed February 2, 2017

This is really just a quick stop to see a big chair as part of the history of the a City of Gardener, known as the chair city.. It lends itself to a photo opportunity.

Thank 41576KathleenMM
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Major local photo op. The chair is climbable and an adult on the seat can pull up children. Locals, like me who lives in the neighborhood and drives by daily, often stop and offer to take the group/family photo. Large grassy area around the chair...More

Thank Allen G
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This chair is big and rich in history. In the early & mid 1900s Gardner had a large play in furniture, wood furniture, manufacturing in the New England area and also the United States. Furniture manufactured in the Gardner area was made to furnish President...More

Thank Anthony B
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May 30, 2017|
Response from Allen G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but the Gardner, MA Chamber of Commerce at one time had shirts, coffee mugs, and miniature chairs for sale.