Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, originally a 250-acre sculptor park, opened May 2, 1997, with 17 sculptures and added almost 40 within six years.
It was developed by Harry Wilks on his hilltop estate west of Ohio 128 (1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road) in Ross Township. In the August 1996 issue of Atlantic Monthly, a New York art dealer described the tract, "in the midst of rolling hills" as "surely the most beautiful natural setting of any art park in the country." The City of Sculpture web site said: "In 1984, Hamilton businessman Harry T. Wilks acquired the core 40-acre property of what has become Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum. Pyramid Hill is an outdoor museum focusing on contemporary, monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, lakes, streams, and gardens. It is one of only three such facilities of its scale in the United States." The Pyramid Hill web site said it "is a 265 acre sculpture park and outdoor museum combining the lure of nature with the dynamic presence of monumental art . . . overlooking the Great Miami River . . . ."