Franconia Sculpture Park

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Franconia Sculpture Park
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Teresa E
Hoffman63 contributions
Odd, unusual and absolutely awesome art in an outdoor setting
May 2021
I was blown away by the sheer number of sculptures there. Definitely set aside an hour or more to be able to see them all. There were so many things to see, some I didn't quite understand but I loved that each piece had a plaque telling us who the artist was and a bit about them and the piece. Can't wait to go back and see the ones we missed and revisit my favorites.
Written June 12, 2021
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Cory A
Cincinnati, OH22 contributions
Art Is Weird, and That Is Good
Jun 2020 • Family
The late spring heatwave broke just in time for our vacation, perfect weather to spend the morning wandering Franconia. Some art is created in reaction to thoughts or feelings; sometimes the thoughts and feelings follow after creation. And then sometimes art is just weird and fun and cool to look at. Check out the mirror garden; stand under the blue wave; walk in circles on the sidewalk while you think your own thoughts. Afterwards, find time to create something yourself, cause art is weird, and that is good.
Written June 11, 2020
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Doug B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States537 contributions
This is a real hidden jewel!!
Apr 2020
We've lived in the Twin Cities area since the early 1950's. Not that this attraction was there then, but we'd never even heard of it--until we went for a drive to get out of our condo during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spotted it as we drove past, and pulled in. It's amazing! The sculptures range from semi-serious to very whimsical. They're well spread apart (so you can maintain social distancing), and people of all ages seemed to really enjoy them. They have an old car that was, somehow, squashed and filled with concrete. It's amazing--as are many, many of the other sculptures. We HIGHLY recommend it (about a 40-minute drive from Minneapolis).
Written April 18, 2020
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StephanieMDNT
Minneapolis, MN27 contributions
Whimsical & Weird: don't miss it!
Feb 2020
We discovered this place by accident when visiting Lindstrom. I'm not a person that likes traditional sculpture anyway (I think a lot of it's pretentious), so I wasn't sure what to expect. This place was so whimsical, so full of odd & unusual things, that it really felt like we were transported to another world. Some of these sculptures are interactive, some you need to get close to it to see what it's about, some things pull you in from a distance, and some things are just strange, but in my opinion, that's 90% of it's charm. This is like the island of misfit sculptures, and if you like quirky things, don't miss this place!
Written February 14, 2020
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Taya H
Hutchinson, MN52 contributions
So NEATO!!
Jun 2019 • Family
This place is free and the sculptures are sooo cool...dont think we saw every one because of how big the place is to walk around!...also had freezies in a freezer for hot days think they were 50 cents each.
Written January 15, 2020
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tazziazan0812
Blaine, MN28 contributions
a day with teenage triplets
Aug 2019
My 13 year old triplets, 2 boys, 1 girl loved this park. we were there on a day you could create a sand mold that could receive a pouring of molten metal to create a metal casting of your design. It was great. they worked very hard to get their design perfect. We ventured around part of the park. Then found out the casting would not be done till after lunch. so we drove into taylors falls for lunch. Came back then walked all over the many acres of sculptures. All different kinds. Some were realistic, others were very modern, some whimsical. Some they could climb on, climb thru, climb under. walk over, walk up stairs , even swing on one. it is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or all day walking around and discovering the next sculpture.
Written December 10, 2019
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Mkaar
5 contributions
Interesting, but a little odd...
Sep 2019
I generally like these types of attractions, but I found the artwork at this particular sculpture park odd. There were a few fun pieces and I loved the walk around the property.
I would go again in if in the area for other things, but not necessarily specifically for this one.
Written October 28, 2019
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PlanetR
Reno, NV3,226 contributions
A Fabulous Fun Place!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Love some of the art, hate some! Very fun to walk through this massive acreage filled with sculptures. It's very interactive and kids love it. On Sundays at 2pm is a guided tour. Unfortunately our tour guide was new and had never guided a tour before. We didn't find it useful and opted to read the signage and do it ourselves. It would be really cool and useful to have an audio tour that you could use via a phone app. Our tour guide was nice, but had very little useful knowledge of the place. A knowledgeable guide would have been fun! It's a great way to spend a few hours. No cost, but donations are very welcome and deserved!!
Written September 22, 2019
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bontomp
Almena, WI9 contributions
A great way to spend your day!
Aug 2019
I was surprised at the number of displays that were at this park. I have driven by numerous times and only was able to see a few of them. I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the sculptures.
Written September 4, 2019
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Eric S
Madison, United States55 contributions
Limitless imagination and tender feet
Aug 2019
We discovered this place by accident. If one is interested in the minds of artists, and the delights their hands can produce on a large scale, this is the place to spend hours. It's all outside and there is a LOT of walking involved. The exhibits are individual and unique. Each has an explanation provided, telling about the artist and the creation. I wish we had more time. I wish I lived closer to this fascinating collection of creative energy.
Written August 27, 2019
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