In the quiet Wisconsin town of Phillips lives one of the greatest collections of American sculpture and folk art recognized around the world.
Situated just one mile south of Phillips on Highway 1 is the Wisconsin Concrete Park. Here, you’ll find more than 200 sculptures build by the retired lumberjack Fred Smith in 1950. Utilizing wooden frames wrapped in mink wire, Smith created beautiful sculptures of hand-mixed cement. These stunning folk art creations feature various materials—like glass, wood, mirror, metal and stone—to add extra flavor and texture to the collection.
With recognizable sculptures of Ben Hur, Sacajawea, Paul Bunyon, Iwo Jima and the Lincoln Todd Monument, Smith’s hobby work quickly drew the attention of artists and critics alike. Today, the Wisconsin Concrete Park is maintained by the Price County Forestry and Parks Department as well as the Price County Tourism Department.
Be sure to stop by and check for the regular art workshops and events offered at the Wisconsin Concrete Park when you visit Phillips.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Phillips, Wisconsin, you’ll arrive at the Price County Airport. This county-owned public airport is the perfect starting point for your trip to Phillips and the Wisconsin Concrete Park. Operated by Park 135 Air Carriers, Price County Airport welcomes a wide range of private aircraft to accommodate all travel preferences.
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