Wisconsin Concrete Park
Always Open ~ Best Seen During Daylight Hours
FREE Admission ~ Donations Appreciated
N8236 South Hwy 13,
Phillips, WI 54555
One mile south of Phillips on Hwy 13
In 1948, at age 62, Price County native Fred Smith began creating what is known today as the Wisconsin Concrete Park. Smith, a lumberjack, tavern owner, farmer, and dance hall musician, created over 230 figures depicting his vision of the local culture and the world. His work is considered by experts to be one of America’s most unique displays of folk art. Smith’s characters came from local legend and personal acquaintances as well as legendary heroes. His most widely recognized statues include Ben Hur, the Lincolns, Sacajawea, and Paul Bunyan.
Heritage Days – Get Hooked on History
May 16, 2015
What's It Worth? Antique Appraisal
May 16, 2015
Mark Moran, a former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, WI, will be appraising antiques brought to him during Heritage Days: Get Hooked on History! A portion of the $15 appraisal fee will be donated to the Friends of Fred Smith, sponsors of the event, for educational programming. Pre-registration is required. Excluded items are all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; and Beanie Babies. Questions about objects not covered in the list above may be submitted to Mark Moran in advance at 715-281-5060 or email@example.com. Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donation, which require a certified appraisal.
Celebration of Arts in Action
September 26, 2015
Click HERE for more events and hands-on art workshops
The Wisconsin Concrete Park has been named one of Seven of Wisconsin's Man-Made Wonders