Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer

4.5
#69 of 188 in Parks in Minnesota
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  • August 14, 2017
    Large and small art, sculptures encounters. Many can be interacted and viewed. Quite a walk through the extensive grounds. We like to go often to see the changing art.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    we stopped in and were informed there was a special event; a hot metal pour. It was open to the public. You could literally cast something you made there that day. Awesome! We walked the beautiful pra...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We were traveling with our grandchildren and came upon this place. There is no admission fee...donation appreciated. The sculptures were so unusual but sooo whimsical.  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Be aware that there is very little shelter from the elements here. It is totally open with very few trees and very spread out. Both times we have come, we havent made it very far from the parking lot due to improperly planning for the weather conditions, although there is TONS to explore. On a nice day, or with proper planning, this place would be really cool to explore. One other note, my 3 year old was a little freaked out by some of the sculptures. None are outright intentionally scary, but some definitely border on the "creepy" side. So if you have a very sensitive young person, this may not be the place for you. Also a nice touch is that in the summers they have a fridge out with freezies and bottled water for a small fee.
  • June 19, 2017
    Fun. Weird. Trippy. Dog friendly. Very accessible. A great destination for a short road trip from the Twin Cities. Include it in a trip to Taylor's Falls or scenic Stillwater!
  • May 30, 2017
    Great place to go around with your kid to burn their energy. My kid loved it and the photos with the sculptures look good.More over its free so you can spend time till you want.
  • July 3, 2017
    Some of the sculptures were not appropriate for kids. They need to remember that families come here and dont want their kid climbing on a giant male organ. Cmon...really???
  • June 27, 2017
    Creative energy in a fantastic rural environment. Don't miss it when you're in the area.

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