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John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Region: Downtown
  • 15th & Locust Streets
  • Western Gateway Park
  • Des Moines, IA 50309

In September 2009, the Des Moines Art Center and the City of Des Moines partnered to open a 4.4-acre sculpture park in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. It features 28 works of art donated to the museum by John and Mary Pappajohn from their renowned collection of contemporary sculptures.

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General Information
  • Season: Year-round, guided tours April - October.
  • Hours of Operation: City park hours: Sunrise-Midnight.
  • Admission Price: Free.
  • Group Rates: Group tour for Sculpture Park and Des Moines Art Center on same day: $30 minimum or $3/person.
  • Guides Available:
  • Tour Length: Varies.
  • Tour Times: Call to schedule group tours. Cell phone tours available by dialing (515) 657-8264, enter the sculpture number for a 1-4 minute description.

Concours d'Elegance

  • September 05, 2014 - September 07, 2014
  • Location: DM Social Club & John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • Address: Downtown, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Des Moines Concours d'Elegance is Sunday, September 7, with auxiliary events planned Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6. This is the firs... View Details


The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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