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Franconia Sculpture Park

29815 Unity Ave, Shafer, MN 55074-9661
+1 651-465-3701
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Always a fun place to go kids or no kids , I have been here many times . So very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blaine, Minnesota
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More than you see from the road.

Went on a Saturday & it was really quite interesting to see. Speaking with workers we got good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbia, Missouri
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29815 Unity Ave, Shafer, MN 55074-9661
+1 651-465-3701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a fun place to go kids or no kids , I have been here many times . So very interesting . The kids love it , climbing on the sculptures and running around . This last time I was here last week , July...More

Thank Queenswan1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday & it was really quite interesting to see. Speaking with workers we got good information on a nasty plant, wild parsnip. A great place for kids to get to run off some energy. Golf carts available for people who need them....More

1  Thank Mumzie9196
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have driven by this park before. We finally decided to stop in, wow. They except donations , no suggestions given. There is also a fridge for pop and water donations excepted. We started looking around and thought we saw most of it then we...More

Thank Bigdog77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part about this place was coming a little before sunset. The unique lighting really made some of the sculptures come to life. We just passed this on the road and decided to stop. I had no idea what I was in for. I...More

Thank Erin T
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

So glad we stopped here. Only had a little over an hour but wish we could have spent more time here as we didn't get to see a lot of the sculptures. The sculptures are all very unique and some the kids can play on....More

Thank JenH_10
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I really enjoyed looking at the sculptures. I was delighted to see how family-friendly it was. They had a couple of playpark sculptures. It was a great way to help interest kids in art.

Thank lbhtd
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I like a good sculpture as much as the next guy, but thus place didn't have any. There was a particularly creepy one of doll heads on stakes staring at a teddy bear...I'm sure it was making an important statement somehow, but it was lost...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We didn't enjoy this sculpture garden. The day we visited, most of the paths had some standing water. The sculptures are spread far part and nearly all of them were just strange. Most of the time we wondered what they were or what it trying...More

Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 21 May 2017

An expansive, varied collection of sculptures...and a full schedule of events. I recommend checking their website to see if you are interested in a particular activity and to bring a hat and water for your wandering through the park.

Thank KarenECS
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Franconia is a fun place to go with kids. They have lots of sculptures outdoors and they are available to touch, climb on and explore. Neat place to see!

Thank Amy N
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23 September 2015|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
You've heard of two nice places. There is also the Summit Inn B & B in Center City, the Country B & B in Shafer, and if you want a hotel with pool, there is the GrandStay Hotel in Chisago City.