Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park


Exhibition Type

Permanent

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The museum's 30-acre campus is developed as the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park. The park celebrates the Danish immigrant who designed elements of the Chicago Park system and who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright. Jensen pioneered "the prairie school" of landscape architecture that focused attention on using native plantings to emulate natural environments. This outdoor venue provides picturesque landscaping, picnic areas, walkways, and outdoor interpretive stations for a more meaningful museum experience.

The Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park is open for public use. A paved pedestrian path, the Friend's Trail, runs through the park to connect the museum's main building with Bedstemor's House in the heart of Elk Horn.

Pictured here: conceptual drawing of the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park. The red-roofed building is the museum's current facility.

Major support for the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park is provided by Iowa Great Places. 

Jens Jensen Heritage Path

As part of the park, the museum has installed a heritage path made entirely of commemorative bricks. The bricks may honor the memory of a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or recognize a club or a business. Three sizes of bricks are currently available for engraving. To place an order please click here.