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Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines

(4.1/5 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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  • Very nice and we'll maintained collection of art pieces that can be related to online many different levels.  more »
  • Thought provoking and fun sculpture in a nice landscaped park in downtown Des Moines. After a little culture there are plenty of restaurants nearby.  more »
  • Looking for something to do in Des Moines before our flight out. Every one we spoke with in Ames told us to stop by here. Some pretty neat looking sculptures, beautiful weather made for a nice visit.  more »