Admission: $8 for Adults, $4 Ages 13-17, Ages 12 & under free.
Porter Sculpture Park is a unique roadside attraction that isn’t afraid to get a little dark. The collection of over 50 welded metal sculptures is the vision of artist and farmer Wayne Porter.
Wayne has never taken an art class. Except for the basic blacksmithing he learned from his father, Wayne’s art skills are entirely self-taught.
The various sculptures are comprised of old scrap metal and disused agricultural and railroad equipment. Many of Porter’s pieces are painted an array of bright, cheery colors which often conflict with the left-of-center sculptures themselves.
Visiting the Porter Sculpture Garden is a bit like stepping into a surreal world dotted with evocative artifacts that remind you of our world, yet are somehow not entirely of it.
Many of the sculptures, in the style of industrial art, were made with scrap metal, old farm equipment, or railroad tie plates. The largest sculpture in the park is a 60-foot-tall bull head. This sculpture took three years to build, weighs 25 tons, and is equal in size to the heads of Mt. Rushmore.
This isn’t your average Art experience. Feel free to touch the art and take as many photos as you’d like!
The park is pet-friendly. There are golf carts for those who are walking-impaired.
Learn more: Porter Park
Contact them at (605) 204-0370