Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines

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  • We stopped here because we saw it had a big orange beam sculpture like we have in our hometown of Milwaukee. We've seen them in several cities and became interested in why there are so many. It turns ...  more »
  • We have wandered the park and taken some really fun family photos. Photos of our girls, Christmas card photos etc. Wonderful green space to walk and have a picnic, can go right from most offices downt...  more »
  • It was a fun to go and check the white ghost haha my fav! great location and fun to take pix around them.  more »
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  • This outdoor sculpture park is very interesting and worth the stroll when you have the chance. Many of the pieces are larger than life and can even be stood inside of. These are modern art pieces, so prepare to let your mind attempt to processthe art in its own way before checking out the artists' intent. The art festival takes place here and in the surrounding neighborhood annually.
  • There are about 10-15 outdoor sculptures here that are really quite cool. They're worth checking out if in the area, but not worth driving out of your way to come visit. They also haven't really changed anything over the last 10 years.
  • This is a fantastic area in Downtown's Western Gateway Park. The sculptures frequently show up in advertisements for Des Moines and that's for good reason. The area is very popular and home to many festivals and events throughout the year. It's a great spot to walk around after a romantic dinner or to enjoy with family.
  • Awesome public art experience. All of the sculptures are pretty amazing and great stuff to do around the park as well- bars, restaurants, etc. Great free option to spend time in DSM.
  • Just passed here on route to the italian fest. Its a simple sculpture park, definately cool, but not special at all. Des moines has lost its spark.

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