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Pappajohn Sculpture Park

684 Reviews

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

684 Reviews
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1330 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316-3800
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Don’t limit yourself to just the Royal Mile; the Extended Photo tours take in both the Street Tour and the Night Tour so you can cover more ground and come away with more spectacular images. Let a professional photographer guide you through your setting as they whisk you to their favourite spots to capture the best images in the Capital. We will lead you to superb photographic opportunities for all kinds of subjects, from landmarks and people watching to hidden secrets and great views over the city, all the while offering practical tips and helping you to develop your own creative vision.<br><br>Each tour is crafted to the skills and needs of the participants. Apart from taking photos, you can also expect to learn:<br><br>Creative composition, using lines, repetition, camera angles<br>Training your eye: composition, subjects, lighting<br>Taking control of your camera: ƒ-stop, shutter speed, ISO and focusing<br>Night photography basics<br>Long exposure light streaking - cars, boats<br>Reviewing your photography
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Mr Save A Buck wrote a review Aug 2020
West Des Moines, Iowa160 contributions24 helpful votes
It was a very nice to walk around and check out all of the art.There were some neat pieces.What i loved is that you could use your phone to find out about the art pieces.This would be a nice place to have a picnic.
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Date of experience: August 2020
ksufan88 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wichita, Kansas3,491 contributions260 helpful votes
We had a little free time and wanted to experience this whimsical park. The hardest part of visiting this park was finding street parking. There is an online map that identifies all 31 sculptures. It was a fairly hot day so we didn't take time to listen to the 1 to 4 minute audio tour on each sculpture offered by dialing (515) 657-8264. However, we did wander around and enjoyed many of the sculptures.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Scalpelguy wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Myers, Florida50 contributions24 helpful votes
The sculpture park is about 2 city block rectangle. Some very interesting artwork to be seen. Fun to see if you can find your initials together on the largest of the pieces and probably the centerpiece of the park. I found mine! Worth a quick walk around.
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Date of experience: June 2020
NatlParkTrvler wrote a review Jun 2020
Union, Kentucky12 contributions12 helpful votes
If you go through Des Moines and it is nice out, go to this park. It was a beautiful evening when we went. Lots of families enjoying the evening and checking out all of the beautiful sculptures within the park. I just wished we would have brought dinner so we could have stayed longer.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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AMCIVER wrote a review Mar 2020
Omaha, Nebraska218 contributions38 helpful votes
One of the highlights of our day in Des Moines. The weather was nice, the sculpture collection was interesting,my kids got to run around, and the garden is surrounded by lively cafes and such. Great photo ops here. FREE.
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Date of experience: February 2020