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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1139
612-375-7600
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Ranked #15 of 117 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A huge variety of sculptures everything from a giant snowman to some we did not understand, beautiful peaceful area to walk around, don't forget to look for the giant spoon with the cherry on top!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I just loved this park! It's beautiful, it's fun, and depending on the angle you look at the city, it's quite dramatic! For those who enjoy and appreciate art and the way you can play with it, the Sculpture Garden is a safe bet of a cool place to hang out with friends, family or even a romantic affair. (Been... More

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Mundelein, Illinois
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38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We took our 1.5 and 3.5 year olds and they loved this place. They liked being able to roam the grounds and it was a really nice day to do so. We played artist designed mini-golf and had a great couple hours. The Walker Museum does a nice job of being a great neighbor as well. There was a box... More

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Franklin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I had part of an afternoon to walk around this garden and it was, for me worth the trip. Very well kept, interesting artwork to see, and a place to relax and reflect. Might not be too exciting for small kids but adults who want to have a casual afternoon, a great place.

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I guess I don't really appreciate the modern sculptures that are in this park. There are a few that I enjoyed but most just left me scratching my head.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The spoon and cherry was worth seeing but the rest of the garden has a lot of abstract art which really isn't my thing. Great view of the skyline from the garden.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very nice sculpture park! Neat how they're all spread around so you can stroll around and enjoy them each separately. Definitely see this one! Right up there with the cooler sculpture parks in the country (i.e. Seattle)

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very underwhelmed by this park. The Centerpiece of the Spoon and Cherry was ok. But very lackluster after that.

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Hartford, CT
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited here when our kids were young in about 2005...they loved it and so did we, so we had to go back when we were in town. Avery pleasant walk from downtown on a nice day. The Oldenberg giant-maraschino-cherry-on-a-spoon sculpture is of course a Minneapolis landmark, worth visiting just for that, but there are a number of other excellent... More

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Medford, Oregon
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Although I'm not a huge modern art fan, I did enjoy the park. The spoon and cherry were the best, took tons of photos of it from all angles. The park is well maintained and also has some beautiful flowers. It's an easy walk from downtown.

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