Pappajohn Sculpture Park
4.4 acres of awe-inspiring art and selfie opportunities await at the crown jewel of downtown Des Moines. Pack a picnic and frisbee and explore the 30+ sculptures including:
- Nomade by Jaume Plensa – one of the most selfied spots in the whole state.
- LOVE by Robert Indiana – so famous it got its own stamp.
- Panoramic awareness pavilion by Olafur Eliasson – this circle has 23 panes of colored glass that make for a cooler filter than any Instagram filter.
- T8 by Mark di Suvero – the red, skyward-facing beams are the perfect complement to the Des Moines skyline behind it.
It’s FREE, it’s fun, and it’s open every day, from sunrise to midnight. Ample metered street parking is available surrounding the park. Check out more ways to explore the park here.