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Franconia Sculpture Park

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29836 St Croix Trail, Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074-9743
+1 651-257-6668
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Unbelievable!

What an amazing place! It’s a huge free sculpture park that you can walk around and see. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abhenn
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A nice day trip from Minneapolis

We visited Franconia Sculpture Park today. An easy drive from Twin Cities. It is a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mikedavis2008
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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29836 St Croix Trail, Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074-9743
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place! It’s a huge free sculpture park that you can walk around and see. There are so many to see and lots of them you can climb on. Also the wildflowers and butterflies were lovely.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Franconia Sculpture Park today. An easy drive from Twin Cities. It is a very interesting place on a very large piece of land. Some of the sculptures are quirky, but it was a lot of fun to see the wide variety on display....More

Thank mikedavis2008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and interesting and totally chill! Amazing art for free and a beautiful backdrop to wander through. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank shannon t
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This visit was with my husband and I and our two girls ages 10 and 12. There is a lot of sculptures here ! A lot of them are very large. And a number of then you can actually play on ! I think the...More

Thank RebeccaJA444
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Interesting place to visit if you are into quirky art. I did not get much out of the various sculptures even after reading the blurbs that went with the work. There was one that was meant to honor the tsunami victims of Japan in 2011(?)...More

2  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We were on the way to Taylor falls and saw a few sculptures from the road, so we decided to take a look. We thought this would be 1 hour tops, but we were there for about 3 hours, there was so much to look...More

1  Thank mhindal
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

I took my kids (11,10, 7) and it was much better than I had anticipated!! If you can enjoy quirky art, I highly recommend a trip here. Pack some snacks, bring drinks, have bug spray as there's long grass everywhere (trails nicely mowed though), and...More

Thank CheeseheadPackersfan
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I am one of the lucky people that get to drive by this unique, open exhibit every day on my way to and from work. They occasionally have music or hot metal pouring events but I usually avoid these as the parking lot is always...More

1  Thank Cathryn G
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We were in the area on a beautiful day. It was quite busy, but we found a place to park. The trails are handicap accessible and you can also rent a golf cart for people with mobility issues. The kids liked climbing on some of...More

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

My grandkids (all under 9) loved this sculpture park. Everything is kid friendly and they loved climbing on the different sculptures. A very large area to cover and something new and different around every corner.

Thank matt100299
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wally26
September 23, 2015|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
You've heard of two nice places. There is also the Summit Inn B & B in Center City, the Country B & B in Shafer, and if you want a hotel with pool, there is the GrandStay Hotel in Chisago City.
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