We welcome well over 1,500 visitors, students and other guests, for guided tours of the collection each year. We hope to see your group in the park soon. Our tours are thorough and age-appropriate. We can accommodate school groups from Grades 4 to 12, college and graduate students, adults and seniors. Tours may be customized to a variety of timeframes and abilities - please contact park staff to discuss your particular needs.
Contact: 815.834.4486 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month in advance of your visit to request a guided tour.
Fees for guided tours: $5 per adult and $3.50 for students. Students who request the "Experiencing the Park" presentation will be charged $7 per student (see below). There is a $75 minimum charge for a guided tour.
Attire: Please dress appropriately for the season. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, walking shoes as extensive walking on uneven paths is required.
Facilities: GSU buildings are open Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm; on Sunday they're open Noon to 6 pm. Our cafeteria is open Monday through Friday (Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday, 8 am to 2:30 pm) The cafeteria is closed on the weekend.
Time Required: We recommend budgeting 2 to 2½ hours for your visit - this will allow bathroom breaks at the beginning and end and a full experience of our unique presentation.
Student Group Specifics:
- We request one teacher and one chaperone for every 30 students (Grades 4 to 12).
- "Experiencing the Park," a PowerPoint presentation that introduces students to important concepts dealing with sculpture and 3-Dimensional design is available by pre-arrangement. This presentation, with a question-and-answer period, is approximately 40 minutes long. There is a fee of $3.50 per student for this presentation for school groups.
- A history of the park Powerpoint presentation is available for adult groups. There is an extra fee of $5 per person for this presentation. Please let park staff know if you are interested in this presentation when you book your tour.
Area Accommodations: Consider staying overnight in the region to enjoy the best the Southland has to offer.