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Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines

(4/5 based on 440+ 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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  • The pieces on display are thought provoking. They're spaced apart from each other so that you can take each one in. We went on a super frigid day, so not many people were around. Note that you will ne...  more »
  • Wonderful park with some large "other world" type sculptures. Nice wandering cement paths for dog walking and art enjoying. Seemed to be plenty of metered parking available. Be sure you bring a camera...  more »
  • Like no other sculpture display. This is an entire park dedicated to amazing sculptures. Some made of bronze, some metal, some stone. Some lifesize, some huge. I especially like the invisible man in t...  more »