Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer

4.5
#67 of 189 in Parks in Minnesota
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  • This place WAS a hidden gem - not anymore. However, that doesn't change the fact that it's still one of my favorites in Minnesota. No other sculpture park beats this place. I was lucky enough to have ...  more »
  • We love Franconia and it just keeps getting bigger and better! There were lots of new sculptures this year and each one is unique and interesting in its own way! The kids love all of the interactive s...  more »
  • It has the element of surprise. The sculpture does not cease to amaze you. The setting is rustic. We missed interaction with the sculptors, but there are, I am told sessions where one can meet the scu...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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???
  • Creative energy in a fantastic rural environment. Don't miss it when you're in the area.

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