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Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Our oldest grand kids on telling them we were going to the sculpture park a few years ago said... read more

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Jim A
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Interesting outdoor sculpture park. We were trying to take in all of the city attractions. This... read more

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Cheryl J
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Open to visitors since September 2009, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 22 of the world's most celebrated artists. The 4.4 Acre park, located within a major crossroads of the urban grid, creates a pedestrian friendly...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Our oldest grand kids on telling them we were going to the sculpture park a few years ago said what’s that and we don’t want to go there. We had a hard time getting them to leave. Last Christmas when our visiting 4 year old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting outdoor sculpture park. We were trying to take in all of the city attractions. This would be great place to picnic in warmer weather or food truck stopping place

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Easy to enjoy. I always make my way to this place when visiting Des Moines. You can spend as much or as little time as you want.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I visited Pappajohn Sculpture Park while in Des Moines. It is a very whimsical park with interesting sculptures throughout. At night the sculptures are lit up and it is visible upon entry to downtown Des Moines from the west.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

There are tons of Pokemon things here-so says my husband and 13 year old who play it. We enjoy walking around, Pokemon hunting, and enjoying the artwork at this park. It is always clean and people are very friendly at it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessica D
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Any time of year is a good visit but this time of year with the surrounding walkways lit by holiday lights makes this one of the best times of the year to visit in the evening for a stroll admiring not only the lights but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed November 25, 2018

It was a beautiful day. Blue skies and temp in the 50's. We stayed in downtown Des Moines. Our fist time ever to Des Moines. We walked the skywalk to the sculpture park. It was awesome!! More sculptures than I ever imagined. Very impressive. Take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam B
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Great place to wander when the weather is nice. More sculptures arriving regularly. Nicely situated near several great restaurants, the Merideth garden is close and open in summer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank naomim339
Reviewed November 18, 2018

An interesting walk through the park with several different sculptures, unique to see this many pieces of art in one area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 256kennethk
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This is always a fun place to take some pictures , no matter which season. It’s lit at night to enjoy sculptures.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jack S
August 22, 2016|
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Response from MeganAtTheArtCenter | Property representative |
Great question! Since the Pappajohn Sculpture Park is technically a city park, dogs are more than welcome.
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kerrdeanna
August 2, 2016|
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Response from MeganAtTheArtCenter | Property representative |
Great question! The area is well-lit at night including street lights as well as individual spotlights on a number of the sculptures in the park.
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louf586
April 8, 2016|
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Response from Jenny201110 | Reviewed this property |
There are parking meter parking around the park, free on weekend.
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