Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis

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#2 of 17 in Parks in Minneapolis
With more than 40 different works of art on display from the celebrated Walker Art Center's collection, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an ideal stop for both art enthusiasts and those who just want to enjoy the local park system. The 4.5 ha (11 acre) garden offers a glimpse of several artistic styles portrayed in sculptures by some of the city's most famous artists. Be sure to visit the giant Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture that has become a beloved landmark of the city. You also can visit the property's Cowles Conservatory and the Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor and Flower Garden. See Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and all Minneapolis has to offer by arranging your trip with our Minneapolis tour planner .
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  • I love going to the sculpture garden when I am in Minneapolis! It is so easy to get to and park. They have some fun, whimsical & beautiful sculptures to see. Who doesn't want to take a photo with the ...  more »
  • I arrived at my hotel way before check-in and this famous cherry spoon thing was only a mile away so I took a walk over there. I enjoyed the walk from the Loews, spent about an hour marveling at the s...  more »
  • Great cultures, great space. Open all year. If you like cold weather, visit it in the winter, it has a whole different atmosphere with snow and clear blue skys (but dress appropriately and visit at a ...  more »
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  • Great place to walk and explore the grounds. Beautiful and whimsical sculptures. The newly renovated location is fantastic!
  • Really fun to walk through during nice weather, even if you're not a person that particularly enjoys art. Had fun just looking at the different unique sculptures and cracking jokes and puns about them.
  • After being closed for renovations since last spring, it is good to be back on the grounds. Those that are familiar with the place may experience mixed emotions upon seeing the revamped space. I miss a few of the older sculptures, especially those I had happy memories with my family. It is nice to see some familiar older sculptures, like getting reacquainted with old friends. There is some excitement and wonder with the new sculptures, and I look forward to forging new experiences and memories with them. The removal of some foliage makes the place feel less cozy, but also opens things up. I like that you can see more of the garden from any vantage point. It will be fun to see how the new plants and trees change the feel of the place as time marches on.
  • A nice place for a walk. Many different sculptures to look at. It has been recently renovated and as nice as it looks I liked it better back then with all the trees. It's still a nice place to visit and get some pictures of the Cherry on a Spoon.
  • Excellent place to spend the afternoon with your family, or friends if you are visiting Minnesota. A lots beautiful art work and all just steps from downtown Minneapolis

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