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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis

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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. A visit to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Minneapolis trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • This Garden just reopened the day before we visited it. It is wonderful! Lots of really cool sculptures and great photo ops!  more »
  • It was just reopening so lots of contruction and parking was confusing but the whole place is very neat. Wait until maybe July when the contruction and new grass is all set.  more »
  • We just visited the newly revamped Sculpture Garden. Lovely. But where did the gorgeous giant fish go?  more »
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  • 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.
  • The newly reopened sculpture garden is beautiful. The Spoonbridge and Cherry is still there and still prominent. Along with the spoon are a giant blue rooster and a horse made of sticks that aren't sticks at all, amongst numerous other pieces. The sculpture garden is a great piece of Minnesota, and I hope visitors will make a stop when they are in town. The artist designed mini golf wasn't open yet when we visited for the grand reopening. I think with time the garden will be even nicer. When the grass is all in and the trees mature a bit.
  • They used to have more here. Butterflies, tropical plants. But now just the cherry and a few permanent bronzes left. Great stop during rush hour. But can easily see it all in 25 min. And 4 dollar parking
  • A happening place with art, green expanse for playing, lots of people out on a summer day with the blue rooster a photo shoot hot spot. The south side is shady with seating, to take in the smaller sculptures and contemplate their meaning. (Although all outdoor pieces dwarf the museum ones inside) Many ways to take inn the city view and enjoy the bells from bascillica and nearby cathedral too.
  • I was totally underwhelmed by the revamped sculpture garden. I dearly miss the previous design that provided a sense of privacy and almost a magical otherworldliness. It was a place to ponder and meander. Around each corner was a bit of a surprise. The trees gave a sense of scale for the sculptures displayed. I will make a return visit very soon to give it another go. I hope to find something that maybe I missed on this first visit.

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