Jun 23, 2021 - News
Power rankings: Des Moines' Pappajohn Sculpture Park
The Nomade sculpture stands by a grassy knoll at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
Nomade at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Photo: Linh Ta/ Axios

The Pappajohn Sculpture Park is a crown jewel in Des Moines.

Yes, but: This is America. We love competition. Just look at fantasy football season.

So, Axios' Linh Ta ranked some of her top sculptures.

1. Nomade

Yes, it's an unoriginal top choice, but admit it — when you're meeting with a friend, you tell them to go by that "letter sculpture-thing."

2. Gymnast III

It's the one that makes you tilt your head and go, "hmmm."

Gymnast III at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines.
Gymnast III at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios
3. Moonrise, east. january

That one friend in the back who tells you that maybe you don't need another Fireball shot.

Moonrise, east. january sculpture in Des Moines' Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
Moonrise sculptures at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios
4. White Ghost

The face isn't creepy. It's a girl and a dog, which is rad.

White Ghost sculpture at the Pappjohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines.
White Ghost at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

📢 Shout-out: What sculpture makes the top tier of your list and why? Drop us a line by emailing [email protected]

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