Friday, October 21, 2011
Wisconsin Concrete Park
We almost missed this one! I spotted all the concrete figures as we went speeding along and knew that it was too good to pass by – time to turn around! There are over 200 life size and larger concrete sculptures that were built by Fred Smith ,a retired lumberjack. He worked on them for 16 years from 1948 until 1964.
The sculptures are in a park like setting so getting around is a little hard. Most can be seen from the paved parking lot but getting closer involves pushing through the grass. A brochure with explanations about all of the figures can be found on the informative bulletin boards. The box holding the brochures is mounted a little too high to be easily reached. The gift shop has a ramp to the entrance.
There’s a larger parking lot for RVs just past the first one which is pretty small. Concrete Park