John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

13th St. and Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309- Map It
(515) 277-4405

AAA Editor Notes

John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park is in Western Gateway Park, bordered by Grand Ave. and Locust, 13th and 15th sts. The 28 sculptures by 22 artists scattered throughout the 4.4-acre park were donated by local philanthropists and art collectors John and Mary Pappajohn. The artworks in this public art space were created by artists from around the world. An audio tour by cell phone is available. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free. Reservations are required 3 weeks in advance for guided tours. A fee is charged for guided tours; student tours are free. A combination tour with the Des Moines Art Center is available.
Hours: Daily dawn-midnight.