Andrea Cooley September 26, 2009Des Moines Sculpture Garden Des Moines continues to impress me and make me proud to call it home. The latest addition that I’m bragging to everyone I know is the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Garden in Western Gateway Park. It includes 24 pieces and is said to rival similar parks in St. Paul and Seattle. Des Moines is definitely making a place for itself culturally (In other news, Wicked is opening at the Civic Center this weekend!).I wandered around and snapped some photos at dusk but I’ll definitely be going back to see how the park looks in all seasons and lights. With plenty of open grassy areas it’s a great place for a picnic or even studying!Some of my favorites include: Juno & Ancient Forest, Thinker on a Rock and Nomade.Take a virtual tour of the park here.What’s your favorite sculpture?What is your favorite cultural destination in Des Moines? 2 responses to “Des Moines Sculpture Garden” Well I haven’t visited but only seen these lovely pix on the site. My favourite? It would have to be the wonderful aluminium tree. All the best to this sculpture garden.Log in to Reply Nice post Andrea.My favorite cultural pace in Des Moines I’d say will be Adventureland Park. If you haven’t been there before – it’s must be! Very very beautiful place.July. Garden Kneeling PadLog in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.