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Blured image of people standing in a sun and shaded grass feild with stone pillar-like sculptures.

ABOUT PYRAMID HILL

Pyramid Hill is a three hundred acre nonprofit sculpture park founded in 1997. The Park is home to over 70 monumental outdoor sculptures nestled into a landscape of rolling hills, meadows, lakes, and hiking trails. The Park also features rotating contemporary art exhibitions, and ancient Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian antiquities dating to 1550 BCE displayed inside the iconic Pyramid House. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually, Pyramid Hill serves as the premier cultural tourist attraction in Butler County. Pyramid Hill is unparalleled in the region as a place where art, culture, education, and nature intersect.

 

The Park provides summer programs for children, as well as numerous special events throughout the year. that are traditions for many families and our community. The stunning landscape and unique architecture offer ideal backdrops for weddings, corporate retreats, meetings, family reunions, and celebration of life ceremonies.

Our Mission: Bringing people to art in nature.

Our Vision: To inspire and educate our diverse visitors in a world-renowned setting of art and nature and to be a catalyst for dialogue, collaboration, and contemplation.

The History of Pyramid Hill
 

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum was founded

on 40 acres of land and one man's vision and unwavering support. Harry T. Wilks (1925 - 2014) purchased the land in 1987 to build his home, the Pyramid House, and slowly began acquiring adjacent parcels of land, clearing space, building roads, hiking trails, and small lakes. Harry wished to preserve the land for future generations, which inspired him to create a nonprofit sculpture park that would be accessible to the public and combine the beauty of nature with that of artwork. To protect the land from private development, Harry created a nonprofit organization in 1997.

 

Annual traditions include the Pyramid Hill Lights, which has lit up the Park every holiday season since 1999, Art Fair, which has drawn more than 60 artists from across the country each September since 2003, Art & Earth Day, and Founder's Day. Read more about the Park's annual signature events!

 

Today, Pyramid Hill is open for daily visits and hosts family-friendly events, workshops, and more throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming our regional, national, and international visitors and continue to bring people to art in nature.

Bronze sculpture of a man sitting on a bench with the glass pyramid shaped skylight of the Pyramid House Museum visible in the background

Gardens & Grounds
 

Pyramid Hill's three hundred acres of rolling hills, meadows, lakes, gardens and miles of hiking trails provides the perfect backdrop to experience art in nature during every season. In addition to the 70+ outdoor sculptures, the grounds also feature a pioneer house dating to the 1820's with an unusual arched ceiling. Specific detailed information regarding wildlife is available at the site of the Park, and we offer several educational programs for kids that revolve around nature (see Summer Series: For Kids!) We suggest renting an Art Cart during your visit for the ultimate Pyramid Hill experience. Pets are welcome at the Park as long as they remain leashed and owners are sure to clean up after them.

Large wooden sculpture stands in a natural garden surounded by trees with purple blooms and green grass.

Fortified Hill
 

The 2,000 year old Hopewell cultural site known as Fortified Hill was purchased and then donated to Pyramid Hill by the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation in 2019. A groundswell of community support is helping Pyramid Hill in its efforts to prepare the site for the public, with hiking trails and educational signage. 

Call (513) 868-8336 for volunteer opportunities. Donations can be made to the Fortified Hill Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation.

Historic native land called Fortified Hill surrounded by large forested area.

Team Members​

Our bright and motivated staff members are dedicated to Pyramid Hill's mission of bringing people to art in nature. We work daily to expand program offerings, maintain our beautiful park, and spread the word about everything Pyramid Hill has to offer.

Sarah Templeton Wilson

Executive Director

Kim Tepe

Accounting Specialist

Sacha Gambill

Events & Rentals Manager

Ray Marshall

Grounds Crew Member

Patrick Walkenhorst

Associate Director of Operations

Liz Eversole

Signature Events Liaison

Caitlyn Kodel

Guest Experience Lead

Greg Williams

Grounds Crew Member

Grace Bornemann

Assistant Director of Guest Experience

Delaney French

Marketing & Sales Manager

Kris Hayes

Guest Experience Lead

Travis Moore

Grounds Crew Member

Maria Jenkins

Education & Programs Manager

Emily Cox

Education & Communities Liaison

Gary Taxis

Foreman

Board of Trustees

In 2023, Pyramid Hill's Board of Trustees welcomed new and returning members to complete our leadership team. Each board member brings specialized knowledge and invaluable insight that helps pave the way for the future of Pyramid Hill.

Heather Sanderson Lewis

President

Gregory T. Hyland II

Vice President

John Fabelo

Treasurer

Aaron Hufford

Secretary

Rajan Bawa

Deborah Emont Scott

Jack Whalen

Patricia K. Beggs

Steve Timmer

Barbara Wilks

Ebony Brock

Cecelia Tio

Nanci Lanni

Griffin B. Weyler

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