Everybody loves to hear about hidden gems (which we are always on the hunt for), but we also love to cover places we like to call “Triangle Allstars.” These are the places you’ve heard about repeatedly and are 110% worth the hype. The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park - the large outdoor extension of the North Carolina Museum of Art - definitely falls in this category.
Spotted along the wide open fields are multiple giant art installations that have the uncanny ability to make even the tallest adults feel small in their presence.
The park has multiple paths, both paved and unpaved, that wind through the park, and even provide access to the Capital Area Greenway that crosses Interstate 440.
We found there to thankfully be abundant parking at the park, and we parked in the area marked “P3” on the map (swipe left to see the map after photos) close to The Ellipse.
Because a large part of this park is big open fields, we highly recommend sun block, hats, and lots of water for this outing, especially since we’ve officially hit summer and the temps are showing it.
We’re definitely looking forward to heading back to this park in the future, especially considering we didn’t make it to all 32 art installations.
Peter’s favorite piece of art was the Sculpt C. pig by Jaime Hayon. What is your favorite piece of art at the park? Let us know in the comments!
(Note: We're currently working on updating our website with our reviews. This review was originally posted on Instagram and Facebook on June 26, 2020.)