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Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures

2057 Pine Grove, Colorado Springs, CO
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Starr Kempf Sculpture Garden - private property and not a business open to public
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Corydon, Iowa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It would be easy to miss Starr Kempf's amazing kinetic sculptures. They aren't in a park or exhibit, they're just in the yard of the house where he lived. You can't go onto the property; if you want to see them, you have to park along the road and look at them from there. But they are definitely worth a... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Believe it or not the neighbors have tried to get the statues dismantled for their disruption of their non-existent view. These sculptures are quite amazing. I highly suggest taking a look. The man who made them died a tragic death but he created beautiful works of art all from hand in his basement.

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Colorado Springs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

From my first visit to see these amazing creations, I have been in love with these sculptures. It is sad that time has taken it's toll on some of the works of art, but still very much worth a visit. Whenever I visit the area, I make time to see these wonderful pieces. They are mesmerizing!!!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a subjective view of someone who enjoys Art of all kind. This is something you just view from the sidewalk as it is not open like a normal museum. It is sad that Colorado Springs doesn't move these to a park or somewhere safe. Many 'move' when the wind blows, soaring and swinging in time to the air,... More

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Urbandale
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Didn't really care for this....its a bunch of big metal sculptures in someones yard. Personally my family and I didn't see what the fuss was about. Didn't appeal to us.

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Denver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This lot is a gem. Not many people know to look for it and that is what it is special. I'd hate to see this place and objects become commercialized. They are meant for the wanderer, or lost, on the back mountain road.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Set in a private garden this is worth 10 minutes when you are in the general area, visiting the Starsmore Discovery Center and driving up to Helen Hunt Falls

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Probably two years ago I went by here and was completely mesmerized by the sculptures. There were a couple that had fallen to the ground, but were still plenty standing to enjoy. Went by again this year and was saddened to see that yet another one had fallen to the ground. I am not sure what is taking place at... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

These works of art are just outstanding and deserve a far better location in an area that appreciates such Jules Verne styled pieces. Feeding pigs strawberrys , how the local neighbor's and city failed to recognize what a draw card they had to such a pretty area just amazed me, the local traffic no standing signs to make the experience... More

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Colorado Springs
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144 reviews 144 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A free drive-by of sculptures in the yard of a private home. Many features are wind-driven. Other individual pieces are elsewhere in the Springs.

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