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Looking to visit the Dr. Evermor Sculpture Park in Wisconsin?
I thought I was all caught up on last year’s Wisconsin trip but I forgot about Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park! This was our first stop on our overnight trip to Baraboo and Devil’s Lake State Park.
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It was very cold and windy when we stopped here and while that was unpleasant, we basically had the place to ourselves so it was worth the suffering.
It was a gray cloudy day, a little drizzly, and so cold. Did I mention it was cold? We had a little trouble finding the entrance but managed to work our way around to it.
I think we were the only car there and another one pulled up not too long after us but there weren’t more than two of us there at a time I don’t think.
When we got in, we talked to the lady who was in charge of the place and she told us a bit about Dr. Evermor and his work.
His sculptures are all scrap metal and absolutely huge. Not all of them are huge, but the Forevertron right in the middle is truly impressive.
There is so much to see and walk through, it’s hard to see it all. We went counter clockwise but you can go either way. It’s all sett up around the Forevertron.
My favorite piece was the musical dragon, a lifesize xylophone that looks like a dragon! This is like, directly behind the Forevertron.
I also really loved the bird creatures made from instruments in the back left corner. They felt very Alice in Wonderland.
Not long after the instrument creatures, which was near the end, I decided I was done and headed back to the car. We weren’t done outside, after all. We still had to go do Devil’s Lake where wee did the Tumbled Rocks Trail.
While I wish we had better weather for our visit to Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park, I’m so glad we went! I love sculpture parks and this was such a cool one.
Who is Doctor Evermor?
Tom Every, or Dr. Evermor as most people know him, worked in demolition and would save scraps to later use for what you now see in the art park.
When he retired in 1983, he became Dr. Evermor and built the park you see today. While you’re here, you can see a decontamination chamber from NASA’s Apollo project, dynamos built by Thomas Edison, and scrap metal from an army ammunition plant.
He passed away in April 2020 but his legend will live on in this unique art experience in rural Wisconsin.
What is the Dr. Evermor Forevertron?
The Forevertron, built in the 1980s, is the Crown Jewel of the sculpture park, and for good reason. It’s the second largest scrap metal sculpture in the world at 50 feet tall, 120 feet wide, and a whopping 300 tons.
He created the Forevertron to launch himself “into the heavens on a magnetic lightning force beam.”
Where is Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park in Wisconsin?
Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park is just south of Baraboo, Wisconsin and Devil’s Lake State Park. The official website says it’s in the Town of Sumpter but Google says North Freedom and the map itself is by Bluffview.
It’s 14 minutes south of Baraboo, 24 minutes south of Wisconsin Dells, 45 minutes northwest of Madison, and almost two hours west of Milwaukee.
Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park hours
Dr. Evermor’s is open Thursday-Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s also close December 24-March 31. They’re usually open from 11-5 and 12:30-5 on Sundays.
Is Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park open year-round?
Nope! They are closed from Christmas Eve to March 31, likely due to snow. So you’ll have to plan your visit outside of that. I really liked fall even though it was freezing and cloudy.
How much is Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park?
Free! There is no entrance fee for Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park, but donations are welcome.
Is Dr evermor’s Sculpture Park worth visiting?
100% yes! I love visiting sculpture parks and was very excited I got to go to one on this visit home. While there is a lot to look at, it’s not a huge park.
I would plan to spend 1-2 here, depending on how much of everything you look at. And there’s a lot to look at. But I know some people move through this stuff faster than others.
All that to say yes, visiting Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park is totally worth it if you’re in the area!
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Have you been to Dr. Evermor’s Art Park in Wisconsin? What did you think of it? Do you want to go? Whats’ your favorite art attraction?