Schedule and Location
Through June 21, 2018 - Artist in residence (on weekdays, you can watch Thomas Dambo and his team build, crews will not work on Memorial Day, May 28).
June 22 - The hunt begins!
The sculptures, each created especially for its Arboretum site, will remain indefinitely.
Journey through our far-reaching forest to watch as Danish artist Thomas Dambo creates six whimsical trolls from reclaimed wood. See how these 15- to 20-foot-tall sculptures are crafted one by one, each a protector of our environment.
To discover where the weekday work is taking place, stop by the Visitor Center to see the Artist Sighting board.
All trolls are located between 2 feet and 3/4 of a mile from the nearest parking area on a variety of path surfaces (pavement, wood-chipped, and mown grass).
4 of the 6 trolls can be observed from your car on the main driving route.
Fees and Admission
Included in Arboretum admission
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency