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Laumeier Sculpture Park

Being thrifty — or broke — doesn't have to turn you into a Netflix-swilling homebody. Not when there are places like Laumeier Sculpture Park, a 105-acre open-air museum that features some of the world's most renowned modern and contemporary artwork, all for the price of nothing, zilch, nada. And the best part of Laumeier is that it's interactive. Technically, you're not supposed to shimmy up (and slide down) the huge red legs of Laumeier's signature sculpture, Alexander Liberman's The Way. But, hey, everyone else is doing it! Same goes for artist Beverly Pepper's massive earthen spiral deep in Laumeier's forest. No one ever goes back there to get high, and climb up and down the steep slopes of the artwork. Never. So stop being the friend who doesn't go out. Instead, become the cultured, outdoorsy type who doesn't have to scramble when someone asks: "So, what do you want to do?"

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