Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer

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#67 of 188 in Parks in Minnesota
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  • This exhibit has been growing for years. There is a very diverse display of art objects representing significant views. Definitely worth the drive.  more »
  • Totally not what I expected when we pulled into the parking lot. This is a very eclectic gathering of sculptural art both large and small in size created by a variety of artists from across the countr...  more »
  • This is genuine art, with thoughtful sculptures from around the world, but don't let that scare you off if you're not into art. The sculptures are huge and surprising, and probably one in four is inte...  more »
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  • Fantastic hidden gem. Sculpture garden amongst the prairie grasses is amazing. We loved walking around, climbing on some and reading about the artists. Free admission and donations appreciated. I bet it’s nice to come here in summer as they have a small amphitheater and it’s all outdoors. They are working on an expansion project so we will definitely come back again!
  • The sculptures are BIG and kids can climb on them. The placards giving artist and artwork background are very interesting and brief. The artists come from around the entire globe. This place is an absolute must for families with kids and anyone who enjoys art, outdoors or both. I can't believe it's free. Please donate generously when you visit.
  • We brought our dogs here to explore the park. The dogs absolutely loved it and there was plenty of space around the park to walk without them getting bored. My husband and I loved seeing (and climbing) on the many sculptures. There is a huge variety of sculptures and it was very fun to see what people created and why. We highly recommend, especially for kids because there is a lot to climb on/explore!
  • A great place to check out some local art, go for a walk, or listen to a concert. The hot metal pour they do every February and August is also fun, and a neat opportunity to see art in action.
  • I came for the sculptures, but found myself admiring the restored prairie grasses and wild flowers equally as much. Thought we'd be there maybe an hour or so, but we were there for over three hours and still didn't see everything. Highly recommend

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