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.
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Heritage Days - Get Hooked on History
May 20, 2017
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, Ojibwe arts, history, traditions and culture, ethnic food booths by area churches, traditional music, singers, a blacksmith shop, and heritage food production. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage! A great event for the whole family.
Admission is $5.00 per vehicle.
Celebration of Arts in Action
September 23, 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Everyone is invited to participate in this Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience offering an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different art mediums: Painting on a life-size mural, glazing and firing raku pottery, decorating the park garage with mosaics, and open-air painting of postcard-sized landscapes. All materials for each medium will be provided. Plus tour the 200+ statues made by retired lumberjack and self-taught artist, Fred Smith, and enjoy the works of art from the local quilt clubs hanging in the park pines. Live music, a silent auction, and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way to or from the Phillips Fall Harvest Festival. For the location of other Wandering Roadside Art Experience sites, visit https://www.jmkac.org/explore-discover/wandering-wisconsin.
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The Wisconsin Concrete Park has been named one of Seven of Wisconsin's Man-Made Wonders