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Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum

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Over 100 sculptures are spaced along wooded trails here - most are metal. Represented here is a variety of art themes!


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1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

687' 209 m

High

625' 190 m

Low

91' 28 m

Up

111' 34 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Family Friendly While a few sculptures are anatomically mature, and a few morbid, many are family friendly. I'd suggest scouting ahead if you are concerned and simply walking by any you deem "too much" for kids.

Open seven days a week from 9AM - 5:00pm.
Sculpture Trails Location:
N 39° 07.142'
W 086° 47.045'
Elev. 640ft

Need to Know

There is (well, when we visited there was) a porta potty past the barn. On the barn's side are some informative signs.

Importantly, there are at least two friendly loose dogs in the area. As such, based on a sign on the barn as well, not even leashed dogs are allowed - though the exception is guide dogs. I assume this is to protect the loose dogs from less friendly visitors, and official guide dogs are truly well-trained and therefore it makes sense (to me) to allow 'em. I'll edit this later if this changes. And not to worry, the loose dogs are not always there, but they are always friendly. Downright polite. As far as I've experienced.

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Do not climb on or touch the sculptures. A few of them really look like you could climb on them. Don't do it.

Admission is free and self-guided. There are some scheduled activities, see website: sculpturetrails.com/programs/

The trail itself is fairly short, but the doubling back you'll likely be doing on the various small loops will easily gain you about 3 miles of walking, if not more.

Park in front of the barn in the obvious open area, as indicated by signage.

More about the sculptures/artists: sculpturetrails.com/about/m…

Flora & Fauna

Wild ginger grows nearly everywhere on these slopes. There are several beautiful and mature hickory/oak/other trees along the path. Currently, there is a jack-o-lantern mycelium established in a stump behind the "Fire Goddess" sculpture, one of the first galleries. Of course, there's many other mushrooms here, I suggest visiting after a rain to maximize viewing of both sculptures and nature.

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Wild ginger at base of oak tree, one of many sculptures beckons in the background.
Oct 4, 2021 near Worthin…, IN
An impressive arch by artist Jack Gron. Not by the public parking lot, but close enough. GPS = 39.12152, -86.78441
Oct 4, 2021 near Worthin…, IN

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