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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Celebration of Arts in Action

September 24, 2016
The park will be hosting a Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience, one of five special events at art environments statewide hosting art-making activities. Attendees to the event at the Wisconsin Concrete Park in Phillips will be offered an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different 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 art opportunity will be provided. Tour the Keepsake Quilting Challenge Quilts on display in the studio along with works of art from the Helping Hands Quilt Club hanging in the pines, and the 237 statues made by Fred Smith. Live music, a silent auction, and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way between the Phillips Fall Harvest Festival and the Ogema Christmas Tree 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


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