Vining, Minnesota: Nyberg Sculpture Park Team Field Report

Big Foot Gas and Grocery

6001 E. Front St., Vining, MN
On the east end of town, on the south side of Hwy 210, next to Big Foot Gas and Grocery. To visit sculptor Ken Nyberg's workshop, drive four blocks west on Hwy 210. When you see the Big Foot sculpture on the left, turn right onto 457th Ave. Drive north 1.5 miles. You'll see the workshop on the right, with more sculptures out front.
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Nyberg Sculpture Park.

Nyberg Sculpture Park
Collection of fun, big artworks by local sculptor Ken Nyberg, whose daughter was a Space Shuttle astronaut. Make sure you sign the guest book at the adjacent Big Foot Gas Station. Report... [12/13/2015]

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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.

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