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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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  • We took two of our adult children to the Pappajohn Sculpture Park when they were in Des Moines visiting, and they were totally impressed by the number and variety of unique art pieces that are permane...  more »
  • There are some very neat scupltures in this garden and there is also one my 4 year old says looks like "poop." I am not a modern art person, I guess I like my art where I can figure out what it is. Th...  more »
  • We enjoyed an evening stroll thru the unique and interesting sculpture park. The variety of sculptures is amazing. The sidewalk easily take you from point to point and the ability to walk thru the gra...  more »