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Quirky little side stop

We spent a weekend in Galena and drove out here on the advice of friends. I was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Pet friendly fun

The best part about visiting off season is the lack of crowds. The best part seeing cool and... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2019
Southgate, Canada
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

We spent a weekend in Galena and drove out here on the advice of friends. I was pleasantly surprised. There are multiple sculptures made of recycled metal scattered through the trees.You can wander about, we were the only folks there and we saw several deer....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

The best part about visiting off season is the lack of crowds. The best part seeing cool and unusual items along Route 66 with 2 dogs in tow. Lots of fun

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I can't say I have a great appreciation for art or sculpture, but I thought this place was great! There are so many wild, crazy, weird metal sculptures! They are all made out of recycled materials, and somehow it all comes together to make really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Very neat to see. Worth driving out to look at! The artist is very inventive and has a lot of visions!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The roads look closed due to construction but they are open. We were actually surprised to see the artist there which was neat! Was a hot day but enjoyed working through the woods to appreciate the various art sculptures.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What a treat to see this under Things to do in Galena. I’m always intrigued by sculpture gardens and this one didn’t disappoint. Plus, we were thrilled that John, the artist, came down to chat with us. What a nice man and he is so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This is a really fun place to visit. It's a little off the beaten path, but that's what your GPS is for. They have scattered sculptures made out of old metal objects throughout the park. It's fun to wander through and 'discover' what the artist...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank re34646
Reviewed July 12, 2018

This reminded me of a smaller version of Delaney's in Baraboo, WI...Quaint, no one there when we visited. Nice getaway from the traffic of the city

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James M
Reviewed June 30, 2018

A lot of effort has been put into creating some really unique and entertaining sculptures here, and it was so fun to check out this little plot. What a great thing! Took about 20 minutes to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank John P
Reviewed June 7, 2018

This place is an interesting place to see. It is FREE! The artist creates sculptures using reusing/recycling materials. The artist is a blacksmith as well. The creativity is awesome. Who would imagine? Warning, this park is an outdoor activity. Hard terrains, hills, and lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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