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Franconia, Minnesota: Franconia Sculpture Park

Wander the rural park to view sculptures by many different artists: fanciful contraptions, creatures, giant insectoids, and cryptic curlicues. Open since 1996.

29836 St. Croix Trail, Franconia, MN
One mile west of the minnesota/Wisconsin border. The park entrance is on the west side of Hwy 95/St. Croix Trail just south of its intersection with Lake Blvd/US Hwy 8.
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Franconia Sculpture Park

Saw touch-ups by the artist on The Achieva. Look for the Mobius strip monkey bars.

[Elizabeth Herndon, 09/12/2015]


Franconia Sculpture Park

Amazing and well worth wandering the expansive property. We were there two hours and blown away.

[Jason Hadley, 09/12/2015]
Franconia Sculpture Garden

The sculptures are diverse and pretty cool. They are also aimed at kids and are very hands-on. All sculptures are outdoors. But what we loved the most was the funky, artistic, colorful playground. Worth checking out!

[Tina Heuer, 11/04/2011]

Franconia Sculpture Park opened in 1996. Artists love it because it accepts sculptures that are really big and made out of pretty much anything, as long as it's sturdy and weatherproof.

Franconia Sculpture Park.

Franconia Sculpture Park

This place has HUGE, wacky, incredible sculptures sited throughout their gorgeous yet rural park. There were artists working in the outdoor studio to talk with - they were from all over the place, London, NYC, LA and Minneapolis. We spent hours roaming the park and looking at art. We have now been back twice and the artwork was different each time. The best part is it's freeeeee!

[CMS, 12/31/2010]

The sculpture park features an ever-changing display of fanciful contraptions, creatures, giant insectoids, and cryptic curlicues.

Franconia Sculpture Park.

Franconia Sculpture Park

From the highway you see some of the sculptures. Many are huge, made with various mediums such as metal, wood, cement, hoses, etc. At the time we visited there were at least 50 sculptures and plenty of room for more. We spent at least an hour walking around and admiring them.

[Chris McClellan, 09/11/2009]

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