Open to visitors since September 2009, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 22 of the world’s most celebrated artists.To visit Pappajohn Sculpture Park and other attractions in Des Moines, use our Des Moines trip maker site.
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.
Pappajohn Sculpture Park Reviews
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... more »
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... more »
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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