Looking over Voyageur Shoulder

Still Room for more.

Chief Black Hawk and Dr. Beaumont

Emma Big Bear and Victorian Lady

Aunt Marianne Labuche will be the next bronze sculpture. She was Prairie Du Chien's first Physician. She rescued and nursed her granddaughter, baby Louise Gagnier who had been scalped and left for dead. Photo is small replica.

Shelter

Dedicated in 2013, the Mississippi River Sculpture Park Shelter will provide families and friends to gather, share a meal, and imagine the possibilities.

Pave the Way


They say that in order to create lasting memories, you must first pave the way.
Each life-sized bronze sculpture in the Mississippi River Sculpture Park at St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien, WI, are created to tell a story. All of the historical sculptures have been visitors of the Prairie du Chien area. Each bronze sculpture was created by master sculpture Florence Bird.
You, too, can help to preserve these stories in the hearts and minds of future generations. You have the unique opportunity to create a lasting tribute. Pave the way with a commemorative paving brick,.  Click here to learn more..
The individualized inscription on each brick can honor your children or grandchildren, an anniversary, or a in memory of a loved one. The lines of personalized text vary with the size of the brick.
The Mississippi River Sculpture Park is a city-owned park and open, free of charge, year round.

The Fire Circle

The central point of the sculpture park is a 6 foot wide fire circle, where stories are told, songs are sung, and the mythical characters come to life. It is built of local stone with bronze plaques attached to the outside rim. The bronze plaques depict some of the mythical characters and symbols of the many and varied cultures that have come together near this confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. So many people from around the world have met here.

DVD available.

Artist Florence Bird has made a DVD featuring each of the plaques on the fire circle. For a minimum donation of $60.00, the Mississippi River Sculpture Park will send you your very own DVD. Supply is very limited. (Donation Link: http://www.statuepark.org/2014/02/make-donation.html )See this link for a YouTube version of the DVD and further information:http://www.statuepark.org/2014/02/the-fire-circle.html