Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines

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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 entranceway to downtown Des Moines. This accessible setting, coupled with the skilled landscape design and caliber of the art, makes it unlike any other sculpture park in the United States. The Pappajohns’ contribution of 28 works for the park is the most significant donation of artwork ever made to the Des Moines Art Center.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • Varied assortment of sculptures in a downtown park. Great for photos of the art or your significant other and you. My favorite is the one shaped like a human head out of letters.  more »
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  • Beautiful! Our first time visiting Des Moines and we had to stop and see the sculpture garden. What a great place for everyone. It was so fun to take the family. The sound area was really cool too. They have musical instruments for everyone to play across the street. Very enjoyable and so clean! We all loved it!
  • Beautiful open space. I walked here from my hotel and enjoyed walking around. The art is fun and varied. Very nice space and very open. I highly recommend stopping here. Also walk a couple blocks up and check out the library - their outdoor space is beautiful as well.
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