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“BEAUTIFUL!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Pappajohn Sculpture Park
1400 Grand Ave, Between 13th St and 15th Street on Grand, Des Moines, IA 50309
515.237.1431
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Des Moines
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I absolutely loved walking through this sculpture park. I walked through initially in the night and it was peaceful and lovely though a little eerie because of a couple of the sculptures. But how nice to have a sculpture to evoke such a feeling, eh? Then I walked through in the day and enjoyed it all over again in a new light, sorry. It's peaceful has a nice path and is well maintained. A nice place to sit and rest your bones on your way to wherever.

Visited May 2013
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Don't touch?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The park was great, but I went with 4 year old twins and there was signs everywhere to not touch any of the schuplures...expect "Table for 8". Really? A public schuplure park that kids can't interact with. I thought it was a little extreme.

Visited May 2013
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Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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“Interesting spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Enjoyed seeing this park both in daylight and after dark. It would be nice to plan to send a while walking around and reading about each piece of art/ work.

Visited May 2013
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Omaha
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“Delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Ok...so it was prom night on our first visit so it was hard to take it all in amid the high school revelry. Returned the next day to spend some time with a calmer, family and couples scene. Besides the glory of looking at amazing pieces against beautiful Iowa blue skies, I liked that each piece had a "story" we could access by cell phone. It is clear that DesMoines loves this space!

Visited April 2013
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Germantown, Maryland
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“A must-see part of Des Moines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I didn't count the sculptures in this sculpture park, but I'd say it's at least 30. Very eclectic, and it's hard to concentrate on any one, there are simply so many.

Visited April 2013
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