Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park © Joel Krauska
The mission statement of Laumeier Sculpture Park - an open-air museum containing more than 70 outdoor sculptures dotted along a 1.4 mile (about 2.3km) walking trail - is to enrich lives and inspire creativity by expanding the context of contemporary sculpture and allowing people to see it in a natural setting. Visitors to the Laumeier Sculpture Park are unanimous in their approval of this goal, with well over 300,000 people visiting the park every year. Laumeier also boasts outdoor movie screenings and a more traditional indoor gallery housed in an 1816 Tudor mansion. Over and above being a wonderful picnic site, Laumeier Sculpture Park offers visitors a fresh and exciting way to engage with the arts, and should not be missed.
The park is open year-round and entry is free, but admission to special exhibitions usually requires tickets.