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Address: 29815 Unity Ave., Shafer, MN 55074
Phone Number: 651-465-3701
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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A must see if in the Twin Cities or driving nearby on way to Duluth

Friends told us about this place and we allowed extra time from our travels from North Shore to the Twin Cities to see the sculpture park. We were told it is very eclectic and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Largo, Florida
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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Friends told us about this place and we allowed extra time from our travels from North Shore to the Twin Cities to see the sculpture park. We were told it is very eclectic and you can speak with the artists who are selected to be artists in residence and creating their individual pieces. As the other reviews have mentioned, it... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Driving down the highway we noticed some very unique sculptures off to the side, we turned around and went back to look at this very interesting park. Lots of parking, and even an overflow lot. First thing we noticed that the entrance is free, how nice is that!! To keep this park open--- there is a spot for donations. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place has lots of interesting sculptures to see. Some you can climb on or sit on. Some you can't. You can walk around this park to see all of them. There is no fee to enter the park. You can donate if you'd like. It's a nice stop to get out of the car to stretch your legs. They... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

While attending the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour we happened upon Franconia Sculpture Park near Shafer, Minnesota. It is a collection of whimsical, colorful, fun sculpture and constructions set in an open tract of land set amongst farmland in the St. Croix Valley. It's a delight for the eye for young and old alike. Perfect stop while meandering through this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

A long time ago I was off on an adventure, & ended up stumbling upon Franconia Sculpture Park. I literally could not miss this place as I was driving down the highway I looked out of the corner of my eye and saw a 60 foot tall silver men I had to pull over and investigate! What I discovered was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our 4-H club which is made up of all homeschoolers thoroughly enjoyed our time at Franconia Sculpture Park. The kids (ages 2-14 years old) had fun exploring many of the sculptures - especially the ones that were designed to be interactive. They played a game of hide and seek which encouraged the youth to visit each of the sculptures where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have driven past this sculpture garden for years, but one day a guest asked to stop. Wish I had done it sooner! It's quirky and playful, with something that will appeal to most folks. And, you get to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine while you discover art.

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a one of a kind place. There are tons of huge sculptures. The artists tastefully re-purpose rusty gold and turn it into a masterpiece. This will not disapoint any family.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We didn't know about Franconia before heading to the area for a B&B getaway, but passed it on the road and had to stop. Wow. Just wow. The scope of the park is immense, and much of it is interactive or you can even go up inside of it. We felt steeped in wonder and expression and community the whole... More 

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Scandia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wonderful sculpture park set on acres of beautiful land in the St. Croix valley. This place is great for all ages. My 7 year old loves it. They have a golf cart available to use for those that need it. It is a free attraction and no fees are charged, but I have to say that it does not feel... More 

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Additional Information about Franconia Sculpture Park

Address: 29815 Unity Ave., Shafer, MN 55074
Phone Number: 651-465-3701
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Shafer
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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