Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden/Museum

In 1959, Herman Rusch, 74, a self-taught artist, built his first concrete and stone planter. By the close of 1974, Rusch had created nearly forty huge concrete, stone, and rock sculptures, using inventive fabrication techniques and materials including bricks, iron wheels, old grain drills, crockery, glass, and seashells; plus related flower beds. A colorful folk art tour d'force, thegardens are a preservation project of the Kohler Foundation, Inc. Donations appreciated.

Hours of Operation

Garden open year-round dawn-dusk. Museum open by appointment.


Highway 35 northwest from Fountain City about 6 miles. Just past the Cochrane-Fountain City School, turn left onto Prairie Moon Road; the site is located 1/2 mile on the left.

State Historic Sign Site

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