About Pyramid Hill
Mission: Bringing People to Art in Nature.
Vision: To inspire and educate our diverse visitors in a world
renowned setting of art and nature and to be a catalyst
for dialog, collaboration, and contemplation.
Pyramid Hill is a 300+ acre sculpture park with 80+ monumental outdoor sculptures displayed in a landscape of rolling hills, meadows, lakes, and hiking trails. The park also features an Ancient Sculpture Museum that displays Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian sculptures dating to 1550 B.C. The Museum Gallery hosts exhibitions by local, regional and national artists. Pyramid Hill is also the only museum you can experience in an Art Cart! Attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually, Pyramid Hill serves as the largest cultural tourist attraction in Butler County.
The park is open 365 days a year (weather permitting) and provides summer programs for children and two week-long summer camps, as well as numerous special events throughout the year. Pyramid Hill is known for our popular Holiday Lights on the Hill annual drive-through light display.
The stunning landscape and unique architecture offer ideal backdrops for weddings, corporate retreats, meetings, family reunions, and celebration of life ceremonies.
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 non-profit 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 non-profit
organization in 1997.
After the founder's passing, the Board of Trustees
conducted a nationwide search for a new Executive Director. They appointed a new leadership team of co-directors, Shaun Higgins and Jeni Barton, in 2015.
Annual traditions include Holiday Lights on the Hill, which has lit up the park to the delight of visitors every Christmas season since 1999, and the Art Fair, which has drawn more than 60 visual artists from across the country since 2003. A new annual event to attract young professionals is the Dance of the Undead at Pyramid Hill, or "Zombie Ball," added in 2015, and the new Blues, Brews & BBQs celebrates the long tradition of the crafts in this region.
The 10,000-square-foot Ancient Sculpture Museum opened in 2007. The museum models a traditional ancient Roman home and houses the founder’s ancient sculpture collection. A newly created exhibition space dedicated to local and regional artists opened in 2016 with ten shows.
The History of the Park
Children (6 – 12): $3.00
Children (5 and under): FREE
*Special event admission varies.
Pyramid Hill can be toured by Art Cart! Explore our 300+ acres in a golf cart that allows you drive up to the sculptures! Art Carts can be rented on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to reserve carts.
Art Cart Prices:
Non-members: $20 the first hour and $15 each additional hour.
Members: $15 the first hour and $10 each additional hour.
Gardens and Grounds
Pyramid Hill features 300+ acres of rolling hills, meadows, lakes, gardens and 3 miles of hiking trails. The park is open 365 days a year (weather permitting) and provides the perfect backdrop for experiencing every season. In addition to the 60+ monumental outdoor sculptures, the grounds also feature a pioneer house dating to the 1820's with an unusual arched ceiling. Specific detail information is available on the site of the park, regarding wildlife, and we also offer several educational programs for kids that revolve around nature (see Summer Series: For Kids!) We suggest renting an Art Cart, so you can create your own path through the park! Pets are welcome at Pyramid Hill as long as they remain leashed.