You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Art Installation Park In Wisconsin
Way, way up north, near the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, is one of the most unusual and unique places you will find in the whole country, much less Wisconsin. This park is chock full of folk art pieces made by a man who picked up the hobby after retiring as a lumberjack. Fred Smith had no formal training, but he created dozens of pieces of 3-D concrete art. Located on what was once his private land, the Concrete Park is now a county park, donated by the Kohler Foundation, who helped rehab and restore the park and art after a storm damaged 70% of it in the late ’70s. The park is so special, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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Wisconsin Concrete Park is located at N8236 WI-13, Phillips, WI 54555. For more information about the Wisconsin Concrete Park, check out their website here.
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