Some days just call for a road trip adventure. The skies are beautiful blue and the temperature is in the high 60s. That’s when you call a halt to life, load the van and go exploring. A visit to Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Kentucky is the perfect place for a free family adventure.
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The Josephine Sculpture Park has been open to the public since 2009 and offers a place to get outside and enjoy art installations from artists of all ages and styles.
Located just minutes south of I64 and US 127, the Sculpture Park is easy to find. Just follow the directions on the GPS and get ready for an adventure.
There are sculpture pieces lining the drive as you enter the property.
You can stop along the drive, take pictures and read all about each of the sculptures.
At the top of the driveway, you will enter the free parking area and get ready for the on-foot adventure. **Note: there is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged.
Make sure you wear your walking shoes because the path is not paved. They keep the area mowed and clear so you can wander from one piece of art sculpture to the next. There are benches positioned along the trail so you can rest and enjoy the day.
Some of the exhibits invite you to “touch with respect”; others invite you to climb and get inside the exhibit.
We loved exploring Kentucky Stonehenge in Munfordville, but we did not know that Frankfort has its own unique artistic version called GraphologyHenge. This art exhibit was created in 2018 and is a growing work of art in Frankfort. You are encouraged to write, paint and make your mark on this exhibit. *Just remember to always treat art with respect (and don’t climb)
Visit JSP every day from dawn until dusk…FREE! Interact with nearly 70 works of art as you explore our walking paths through 30 acres of native meadows and newly forested areas. We are 2 miles south of I64 and US 127 S in Frankfort, KY. Enjoy picnic areas, native plants, wildlife habitat and a rotating exhibit of contemporary art that is all hands-on and fun for the entire family!More info
When we explore a place like this, we all take pictures with our phones. We want to capture the experience from our own perspective. We may not all agree on what the sculptures are trying to say, but we love the conversations that come from each adventure.
Things to Know
- Admission is FREE but donations are encouraged.
- Parking is FREE.
- Wear walking shoes because you are going to be walking through the field.
- The path is pretty level but may not do well with strollers or wheelchairs. If you need mobility assistance, call ahead and they may be able to help you with a golf cart (based on availability).
- There are picnic tables and restrooms available.
Find Josephine Sculpture Park
3355 Lawrenceburg Rd
Looking for more Sculpture Parks? Don’t miss Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, Iowa!