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Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines
(4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Open to visitors since September 2009, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 22 of the world’s most celebrated artists.

The 4.4 acre park, located within a major crossroads of the urban grid, creates a pedestrian friendly entranceway to downtown Des Moines. This accessible setting, coupled with the skilled landscape design and caliber of the art, makes it unlike any other sculpture park in the United States. The Pappajohns’ contribution of 28 works for the park is the most significant donation of artwork ever made to the Des Moines Art Center.
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  • This park is in a central downtown location, perfect for eating lunch on the lawn, going for a brisk walk, or playing pokemon go ;) It you would like to spend anytime outdoors near downtown Des Moines...  more »
  • Had a wonderful time with friends over Thanksgiving break. Ate a bite at Americana then walked through the park. Great place for a photo opp! 
  • The Des Moines Sculpture park is on the West side of downtown Des Moines with parking all around and easy access to a quick oasis of art and turf downtown. My children love to run around the art and g...  more »