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Franconia Sculpture Park

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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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FRANCONIA!! WHAT THE HECK IS THAT??

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were visiting the St Croix Falls and saw this on the drive through from St Pauls so we called in on the way back. You really can't miss it because they are giant sculptures visible from the road. The attraction is free but they obviously welcome donations to keep the place going. Some wild and wacky giant art sculptures... More 

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SAVAGE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stumbled upon this place on our way to Taylor's Falls. If you have a few hours to kill, they have so many neat sculptures to look at. Some are really strange, some are really cool! It is a free exhibit but you can give a donation if you want.. Great way to spend an afternoon!

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Champlin, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So glad we stopped on our way to Taylors Falls. We spent an enjoyable few hours viewing the sculptures and taking photos. They rotate the exhibit of sculptures so you might not see the same sculptures the next time you stop. They occasionally have events and workshops so be sure to check out their web page before you go. Here... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visit the park at least three to four times a year, just to see what art has changed around the park. Plus it's just a beautiful spot to take a stroll and is open year round. Along with the creative, outdoor art they also host a lot of different activities such as the hot metal pour, kids make sculpture... More 

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