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Franconia Sculpture Park

29836 St Croix Trail, Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074-9743
+1 651-257-6668
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This visit was with my husband and I and our two girls ages 10 and 12. There is a lot of sculptures... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RebeccaJA444
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Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
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Only one sculpter that I felt I could relate to

Interesting place to visit if you are into quirky art. I did not get much out of the various... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard H
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Tucson, Arizona
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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29836 St Croix Trail, Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074-9743
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This visit was with my husband and I and our two girls ages 10 and 12. There is a lot of sculptures here ! A lot of them are very large. And a number of then you can actually play on ! I think the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit if you are into quirky art. I did not get much out of the various sculptures even after reading the blurbs that went with the work. There was one that was meant to honor the tsunami victims of Japan in 2011(?)...More

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on the way to Taylor falls and saw a few sculptures from the road, so we decided to take a look. We thought this would be 1 hour tops, but we were there for about 3 hours, there was so much to look...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my kids (11,10, 7) and it was much better than I had anticipated!! If you can enjoy quirky art, I highly recommend a trip here. Pack some snacks, bring drinks, have bug spray as there's long grass everywhere (trails nicely mowed though), and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I am one of the lucky people that get to drive by this unique, open exhibit every day on my way to and from work. They occasionally have music or hot metal pouring events but I usually avoid these as the parking lot is always...More

Thank Cathryn G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were in the area on a beautiful day. It was quite busy, but we found a place to park. The trails are handicap accessible and you can also rent a golf cart for people with mobility issues. The kids liked climbing on some of...More

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My grandkids (all under 9) loved this sculpture park. Everything is kid friendly and they loved climbing on the different sculptures. A very large area to cover and something new and different around every corner.

Thank matt100299
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

On our way to a hike along the St. Croix River, we stopped at this amazing sculpture park that was a pleasant surprise for the size and quality of the work exhibited outdoors. Filled with up and coming works by artists from Minnesota and the...More

Thank artsub
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is a wonderful place to take the family, your friends, or a date. This non-profit organization is a fantastic place that nurtures artists and provides hands-on activities. Always fascinating to contemplate the what the artists have created. Lovely walk on a warm day. Check...More

Thank ethanabby1
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Made a short visit. Rain hit shortly after arrival, cut our visit short! Looking forward to returning to view the entire park!

Thank mattwcgd
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wally26
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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.
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