Pappajohn Sculpture Park
29 locals recommend
About this place
Opened in 2009, the 4.4-acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by some of the world’s most celebrated artists.
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Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 24 of the world’s most celebrated artists. 4.4 acres, right at the entryway to downtown Des Moines.
This Sculpture Park is a lovely (free) walk around a nice area in downtown.
Just in the past 10 or 15 years Des Moines has gone all in on public art. We're still kind of amazed! And it's right by Black Cat Ice Cream.
Photo ops galore in this artsy park. Have a picnic, take a nap or a leisurely stroll and enjoy the unique sculptures created by both local and international artists.