Chippewa is one of Savannah's larger squares with plenty of room for dog walkers, tourists and running children. It's famous for its prominent placement in Forrest Gump. It's frequented by locals and tourists and is a great place to stop and stay a piece.
When you link a walking tour of numerous squares together you have a very enjoyable and interesting time. Of course, this is the Gump of all squares and other than tourists looking for the "lost bench" it is similar to many of the other squares. The green space is nice and the buildings around the square are very interesting. The... 更多
Our niece really wanted to visit and take a photo in the square where the opening of Forrest Gump opening was filmed. Our timing couldn't have been better as Forrest was arriving just as we were searching for a suitable location for said photo. He was darling, in full character and happy to oblige for a photo.
We passed right by Chippewa Square, not knowing it was the Forrest Gump landmark, and had to walk back to see it. There's nothing that indicates anything about the movie. No sign, no plaque, not even a bench. The bench was placed here for the movie only and then moved. The location is right by the Chippewa Square and One... 更多
This is where Forest Gump waited for the bus. The bench is not there, it's in the Savannah History Museum. As with all of Savannah squares, they are well kept, clean and safe.
We enjoyed visiting the whole area and found this to be another great square. We knew it was where the scene from "Forrest Gump" was filmed, but didn't notice any particularly touristy markers. Another nice spot in the area, and with the notoriety of being a scene in a famous movie.
It is again so difficult to distinguish Squares in Savannah. They are all really great and Chippewa Square is no different. Yes, each Square has a story to tell. The preservation, the care, the beauty of the sculptures and grounds says a lot about Savannah as a City. It is a must see.
Chippewa Square is one of the many beautiful ones. If you're looking for art students playing music or selling their artwork, or to catch snippets of history tours or just plain people watch, this is a great one. It's a good midpoint to the river and Forsyth Park, when walking along Bull Street.
Chippewa was the most beautiful square we came across in Savannah. Very peaceful and offers great views of the charming surroundings.
A standard GPS app will take you right to where the bench scenes for Forest Gump was filmed. A lot of people search all over for the actual bench. But if you look closely at pics for the movie, you can see a rather odd platform where the bench is. It was only there for the movie. But the square... 更多