Franconia Sculpture ParkHwys 8 & 95
29836 St Croix Trail
Franconia, MN 55074
I-35 to Hwy 8 (exit Taylors Falls) - 19 miles east on Hwy 8 to the intersection of Hwy 95 and Hwy 8. (just two and a half miles west of Taylors Falls, MN)Get Directions
Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming. Franconia was founded in 1996 by a small group of professional artists who envisioned a supportive artist residency community and outdoor museum. Today, this vision has been achieved through an active artist residency program that serves over 40 artists each year and arts learning programming that serves over 150,000 annual visitors. Franconia provides an intriguing and exciting place to discover an ever-changing exhibition of contemporary sculpture, and the opportunity to meet artists-in-residence who invite you to engage with their creations.
With a commitment to arts learning and providing access to the arts, Franconia enhances its ever-changing exhibition with educational and outreach programming, including weekly artist-led guided tours, installation summer camps, customized programming for under-served and homeless youth, the Annual Hot Metal Pour, Franconia Dinner & Discussion series, Music @ Franconia concert series, and unique performance, film, and community events.
Franconia offers fellowship, internship and workshop programs that provide a combined residence, work, and exhibition environment for visual artists at all levels of their careers as they create work to be sited specifically at the park. Artist programs serve 40+ artists annually.
Visitors interact directly with art and artists-in-residence through guided tours, arts learning programming, symposia, and informal learning that happens each day on the exhibition grounds. Franconia demystifies the creative process.
Visit our website www.franconia.org to learn more!
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Free entry, some free events, free Sunday tours at 2pm May - October. Call to schedule a guided tour on request for your school or organization.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Transportation-related policies or programs
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 125 reviews
The late spring heatwave broke just in time for our vacation, perfect weather to spend the morning wandering Franconia. Some art is created in reaction to thoughts or feelings; sometimes the thoughts...
— corya675, June 11, 2020
We've lived in the Twin Cities area since the early 1950's. Not that this attraction was there then, but we'd never even heard of it--until we went for a drive to get out of our condo during the...
— Doug B, April 18, 2020
We discovered this place by accident when visiting Lindstrom. I'm not a person that likes traditional sculpture anyway (I think a lot of it's pretentious), so I wasn't sure what to expect. This place...
— StephanieMDNT, February 14, 2020
This place is free and the sculptures are sooo cool...dont think we saw every one because of how big the place is to walk around!...also had freezies in a freezer for hot days think they were 50...
— Taya H, January 15, 2020
My 13 year old triplets, 2 boys, 1 girl loved this park. we were there on a day you could create a sand mold that could receive a pouring of molten metal to create a metal casting of your design...
— tazziazan0812, December 10, 2019