As Clyde Wynia tells it, these are extinct creatures he dug up from the surrounding marsh. Explore this outdoor sculpture park and you’ll discover a fantasy world of creatures roaring to life, crafted from rusted metal. The park has to be seen to be believed and every year draws visitors from around the world. Be prepared to be amazed, and if Clyde is around, be prepared to laugh—he has stories and one-liners that make kids of all ages smile.
In addition to the metal sculptures, Clyde’s wife Nancy has a studio/shop, the Hobbit House, exhibiting her hand-blown hot glass (beads, flowers, sculpture), fiber (processing natural fibers-knitting, spinning) and life-size soft sculpture works. Visitors will find jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, pins and hairpieces made from handmade glass beads.
Jurustic Park is usually open most of the spring, summer and fall from 10am-4:30pm. There is no admission charge to the public, but a fee is charged for guided group tours. Group tours are available by appointment.
Jurustic Park is located five miles north of Marshfield. Turn off Highway 97 onto Highway E on the north edge of Marshfield at the Walmart stoplight. Go north past Menards 3.5 miles to Old Sugarbush Lane for .5 miles until sculptures appear on the right. Families and groups are welcome.
Discover more of Wynia’s amazing creatures on the Downtown Jurustic Trail, a self-guided walking tour in Marshfield. The trail starts at the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and will take you past sculptures located throughout downtown. Learn more here.