Vining, Minnesota: Vining Sculpture Park

A collection of fun and just big sculptures by local resident Ken Nyberg, whose daughter was a Space Shuttle astronaut.

Vining Sculpture Park

Address:
Front St., Vining, MN
Directions:
East edge of town, on the south side of Hwy 210/Front St.
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Clothespin. Clothespin Sculpture

There's a huge clothespin at the Vining Sculpture Park.

[Elizabeth Hughes, 08/17/2011]
Vining sculpture park. Vining Sculpture Park

This is a great little park with quite an eclectic collection of sculptures and made a nice subject for an HDR photo. The park sits off to one side of a gas station, and the coffee cup sculpture is by itself on the other side. Maybe a location for future additions?

[Patrick Volkerding, 07/20/2011]

The coffee cup has been there for over a decade, but expect additions -- Vining seems to like whatever Ken Nyberg sculpts.

Nyberg Sculpture Garden

Just down the road about a mile are more sculptures in Mr. Nyberg's yard: Sculptures of a blue heron, hummingbird, dog, beaver, rhino.

[Henry J Miller, 10/23/2008]
Foot sculpture. Vining Sculpture Park

Just wanted to list the current line-up of Ken Nyberg's sculptures one can find in the Vining Sculpture Park: Pliers Squishing Bug; Levitating Pouring Cup of Coffee; Potted Cactus; Deer; Lawn Mower Blade Elephant; Blacksmith; The Big Foot; Cowboy and Saddle; Indian on Horse; "Pretzel;" Alien and Flower; Watermelon and Knife; and Apollo Astronaut.

Well worth the stop -- lots of road cheese all in one convenient tiny town! For more excitement, stop by during Watermelon Days in the summer.

[Holly Diestler, 11/01/2005]

Ken Nyberg's day job is building grain elevators. His daughter, Karen, is a Space Shuttle astronaut.

Sculpture park.  Vining Sculpture Park

An artist/welder by the last name Nyberg has created some interesting sculptures, mostly from scrap metal, including an elephant made completely from lawnmower blades, a giant clothespin, a lunar landing scene... The local cafe makes good pies.

[Dave LeVasseur, 09/12/2005]

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