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 21, 2016
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A look into the past in Price County and all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids,
tools and skills used by early European settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp,
ethnic food booths by area churches, stage performances with five (5) hours of continuous traditional music,
singers, musical instrument makers, storytellers, blacksmith shop, demonstrations of old-time methods of food preservation, heritage food production, and ethnic food traditions. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage!
A great event for the whole family. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle.


Celebration of Arts in Action

September 24, 2016
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Painting Competition Judging starts at 4 p.m.
The Wisconsin Concrete Park is a Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience and one of five special events at art environments statewide hosting art-making activities, including open-air painting, and entertainment in August and September. Arts in Action participants are offered an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different mediums: painting on a life-sized mural, glazing and firing raku pottery, decorating the park garage with concrete mosaics, and painting open-air, postcard-sized landscapes. All open-air paintings completed at the park are eligible for entry into a competition for cash prizes. All materials for each medium will be provided. A quilt display by local fabric artists, music, auction and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way between the Phillips Harvest Fest and the Ogema Christmas Tree Festival; call for more information. For the location of other participating sites,
visit http://www.kohlerfoundation.org/grants/plein-air-painting-competition-wandering-wisconsin/.


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


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