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Patterson Park has some of the most beautiful landscapes in a city in the U.S. The Pagoda, a Victorian-era observation tower, is perhaps its best known attraction. The park hosts many festivals every year. The majority of the area is open with low plantings and flowers. There are many walkways and bike paths. Visit in May to see the iconic Kinetic Sculpture Race, an annual competition of human-powered amphibious sculptures, and the Bike Jam, a cycling festival.