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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Address: 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1139
Phone Number: 612-375-7600
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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the...

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the city’s park system, uniting two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources—its greenspace and its cultural life. The 11-acre site showcases more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s renowned collection. A partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the Garden is a top destination for visitors, who enjoy not only the art but also the seasonal displays in the Cowles Conservatory and the Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor and Flower Garden.

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Beautiful and fun!

We arrived early to the Walker Art Center and they hadn't opened yet so we went for a walk through the next door Sculpture Garden and enjoyed that too

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early to the Walker Art Center and they hadn't opened yet so we went for a walk through the next door Sculpture Garden and enjoyed that too

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique park just outside downtown. Nice spot to take a walk or have a picnic. Well maintained. Iconic "spoon bridge and cherry" is centerpiece, but many other notable sculptures.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places you want to visit in Minneapolis during summer time. The garden is free but you need to pay if you want to do the mini-golf. I really enjoy walking around and appreciate the sculptures. Kids are having fun and be part of the great art pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove just to see the spoon and cherry. It was really cold and windy so we stayed just long enough to get pics. It was very neat to see and nobody was there so was able to get nice pics. There is parking all along the road as well. Worth a trip to stop and see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to the Sculpture Garden and skip the art museum next to it. not only is the garden free entry but you do not have to deal impolite staff who seem snooty and brutish at the same time. The garden offers various mediums in art form itself and something for all ages to enjoy. the walk is relaxing with many... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it!!! Kids can enjoy the art and you don't have to worry about them being loud or running since it's outdoors. Overall a great way to spen the day.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited the iconic spoon and cherry were undergoing a paint scraping, but it was fun to see it. This is another of a number of wonderful outdoor activities available in the Twin Cities that really impressed us. There is an indoor botanical garden as well with a giant carp by Frank Gehry which was also worthwhile. There was... More 

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St Kilda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Minneapolis icon surrounded by a great city. I recall when it was merely a field and snow adds to the sculptural display.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 90 degrees, and we walked to the garden from downtown. (maybe 1/2 mile). The sculptures are amazing with lots of benches in the shade. The pieces are nicely integrated into the gardens. Worth a visit!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each and every time I go and visit Minnesota this is my first stop. I love the art sculptures that are surrounded in the park. They change the smaller sculptures throughout the year but the scenes and nature in general are so peaceful and it's honestly a great escape from the city.

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