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Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Address: 1400 Grand Ave, Between 13th St and 15th Street on Grand, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: 515.237.1431
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Ranked #5 of 103 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I personally love the Pappajohn Sculpture park. Every time I go there is always a new addition or something that catches my eyes. It is very centrally located and virtually easy to get to no matter where you are at in Downtown Des Moines. I recommend it for tourists, locals, or even those on a business trip looking to get... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are all sorts of interesting sculptures to enjoy in this outdoor sculpture garden in the center of Downtown Des Moines.

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Cancun
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A nice little area to walk through, set around or go to the city's library. The art festival, Italian festival and others are held in the park and on the streets surrounding it. Special events along with multiple local bands and food venders (a cost for admission). Bring your own chairs if you want.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The sclupture Park was a very welcome addition to Des Moines. Many events have been set up by it and other art functions were drawn or influenced by it.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Watching this sculpture park grow is a real treat to the art lover. You will find world class sculpture displayed in a convenient downtown park with lots of parking next to and near by. New items are added frequently and the ground and surrounding streets host one of the nation's best art fair week ends every summer. Des Moines...who would... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Gorgegous open area in downtown Des Moines with amazing sculptures and rolling landscape. Found it while walking from our hotel to the local brewery and was very happy to enjoy the art!!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I stopped at a Subway that sits across the street only to discover that we were right next to this sculpture park. We took a quick stroll through here after we finished eating and discovered a lot of modern but very interesting sculptures. If you're into photography at all you'll want to spend some time here. The... More 

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Sheldon, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very nice venue for seeing art. An outdoor exhibition that allows you to walk around and become intimate with the pieces.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I loved the sculpture park, it made for some wonderful photos and memories! I took many pictures paying close attnetion the the city scapes behind the photos - very fun!

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Urbandale, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Its fun to walk around the block and trails looking at the pieces. It is well lighted for night viewing which lends another experience.

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