Iowa February 21, 2017
Here’s Iowa’s Top Outdoor Attraction And You’ll Definitely Want To Do It
In the last week alone, we’ve sent you outside the big cities to a
secluded restaurant along the South Skunk River, to a tiny town completely surrounded by natural beauty and to a bakery on a farm in the middle of Iowa. Today, we’re reversing the flow and taking you inside Iowa’s largest city to TripAdvisor users “favorite outdoor attraction” in Iowa. And the best part? It’s free.
The Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines is the number one outdoor place both locals and visitors go - and it's easy to see why.
This 4.4-acre urban oasis is a serene sanctuary in the middle of the otherwise chaotic hustle of city living.
The park opened in 2009 under the administration of neighboring Des Moines Art Center and is a photographer's dream. But you don't need to be a photographer to love this park.
From the abstract displays ...
...to the more structured and recognizable works, Pappajohn Sculpture Park provides some interesting conversation pieces, that's for sure.
From the aerial photo we showed you above, this urban park looks almost flat, but in reality it's not.
You can see some different elevations in this photo taken last summer. Interestingly, most of the people seen in this shot are Pokemon Go players from when the craze that swept the nation last year.
Thinking of visiting this great sculpture garden? Then you might want to be around for nightfall, too.
The park is lighted for part of the evening, making this park take on a new appearance after dark!
Have you been to this sculpture park in Des Moines? You'll find it at 1200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.
We’d love to hear about your experiences and see your favorite shots in our comments. (Note: Photos can only be uploaded to the Facebook comments section.)
In case you haven’t made your bucket list for 2017 yet, here are
The 15 Places You Should Visit In Iowa In 2017.