Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Sculpture, Art Gallery, Garden
1330 Grand Avenue (13th Street & Grand Avenue)
Des Moines, IA 50309


  • Go and look at all the cool sculptures
  • Nice place to take a walk if the sun happens to be out. Take the free audio tour here:
  • Free audio tour
  • Sit on top of the hill behind the Nomade and contemplate life.
  • "please step away from the sculpture"
  • Well worth the effort to check out at night. Some of the work becomes ethereal...
  • Nice interesting little park.
  • Great for photos, family and walking! Dress for the weather of course!
  • Bums like to fight and/or expose themselves here!
  • Stop at Ritual Cafe on your way to stroll through this wonderful park!
  • Interesting works of art in a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Love to let my toddler run around and explore.
  • Beautiful green space full of unique forms of art. Plenty of photo opportunities and Tim Burtony sculptures.
  • Bring a lunch. Take some fun photos.
  • Nice family environment here.
  • Very nice walk around some interesting sculptures
  • Nice place to take a stroll
  • Very neat! Nice and relaxing place.
  • Neat park to visit and walk around. Sculptures are odd but fun.
  • You can't call yourself a real Iowan until you've been photographed with at least one of the sculptures here, it's an Iowa rite of passage...!

Nearby places

1312 Locust St
1000 Grand Ave (at 10th St.)
1301 Locust St (at 13th St)