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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Address: 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1139
Phone Number: 612-375-7600
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Ranked #15 of 94 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the city’s park system, uniting two...
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Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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.

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Yorkville, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Another great park full of sculptures and an amazing mini golf course based out of artistic "sculpted" design. Much fun to be had in Minneapolis at this location walking around.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Everyone's taste in art is different, so not everyone will like all of the pieces, but they are interesting to wander through, and you can see (and photograph) the iconic poon with a cherry. Parking on the street was relatively easy, even though a wedding was going on. We were there as the sun was getting ready to set, which... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a really cool sculpture garden but we went in March and we kinda forgot that its slightly cold in MN. When we went there, the park had tons of snow and the pathways were extremely icy! I got to take tons of great pictures but the snow and the ice made it harder to get to all the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Overgrown gardens, average sculptures, dicey people, yuck, what a disappointment. The cherry on the spoon...you can skip it.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Near the Walker Art Center, this garden of sculptures receives magnificent works in a green environment in full city. It is a another must to visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Your experience at the sculpture garden depends on (1) how you feel about contemporary art, and (2) the temperature/weather outside. The larger, more well-known pieces are cool to see, regardless. You will be one of 70,000 people trying to get a photo of you trying to "eat" the Spoonbridge & Cherry sculpture (HINT: the further from the sculpture you are,... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are into classical sculpture, probably be disappointed. And as for the modern works, anybody's guess -- a matter of taste. Long walk from Downtown, and that might be all a casual visitor, gains from the experience.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When I lived in Minneapolis I took every visitor here; I'd also visit with local friends. Every time I travel back to the city, I go back. The art is beautiful and the gardens around it are gorgeous throughout the year. Grab lunch in Loring Park and walk across the pedestrian bridge spanning the freeway. There is such a gorgeous... More 

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Innsbruck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Outside just over the bridge from Loring Park you can get a faboulous downtown view with the cherry and the spoon. Nice walk wiyh many renowned artist works.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place all year round. Some very interesting sculptures, plenty of room for kids to run and hide without being lost, and a great view of the Minneapolis skyline. The spoon and cherry have become a symbol for Minneapolis, The fish is a wonder to see. Definitely worth the time.

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