Des Moines, Iowa: Alphabet Heads

27-foot-tall hollow heads are made of welded steel letters. It's art.
Address:
Locust St., Des Moines, IA
Directions:
West side of downtown. On the north side of Locust St. between 13th and 15th Sts.
Admission:
Free
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Alphabet Heads

A nice park in Des Moines with lots of interesting sculptures.

[Amy, 03/28/2015]

Looking up.

Alphabet Heads

Nice place to kill some time, one of Iowa's overlooked treasures.

[Ram, 02/19/2014]

Alphabet heads.

Alphabet Heads

Officially titled "Nomade," this sculpture is part of Pappajohn Park. It is 27 feet high and 17 feet wide. The heads are made of lots of white, steel letters welded together. It is one of many sculptures within the park.

[David, 08/03/2013]

Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa created Nomade in 2009.

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