7 Incredible Sculpture Parks

These amazing sculpture parks not only offer much-needed nature therapy, but a healthy dose of culture and beauty as well.

1. Pappajohn Sculpture Park (Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.)
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Located at the Des Moines Art Center, this open-air gallery is over 4 acres in size and displays over 20 artists from all over the globe. Photo source: Phil Roeder on Flickr (cc)

2. Yorkshire Sculpture Park (West Yorkshire, England)
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Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here every year to take in the gorgeous installations. Photo source: Toby Drysdale on Flickr (cc)
yorkshire sculpture park

Installations at the Yorkshire change seasonally, so there’s almost always something new to experience. Photo source: Jordanhill School DT Dept on Flickr (cc)

3. Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park) (Vientiane, Laos)
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According to the website visit-mekong.com, this park is home to over 200 Buddha statues and religious works of art. Photo source: Gusjer on Flickr (cc)

4. Jardin du Luxembourg (Paris, France)
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Take a leisurely stroll through this park to admire the beautiful statues accented by their richly colorful surroundings. Photo source: Loris Silvio Zecchinato on Flickr (cc)

5. Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.)
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This 2-mile park has been around since the late 1980s, and since then, it’s lured countless artists to come share their thought-provoking sculptures. Photo source: Keith Cooper on Flickr (cc)

6. Sala Keoku (Buddha Park) (Nong Khai, Thailand)
sala keoku buddha park

This sculpture park is home to works of art that honor both Buddhist and Hindu belief systems. Photo source: Nick Hubbard on Flickr (cc)

7. Parque da Catacumba (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
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Mesmerizing outdoor art dots the lush green landscape, waiting to further awaken your senses. Photo source: Rodrigo Soldon on Flickr (cc)