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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1139
612-375-7600
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Ranked #15 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live in Minneapolis. I always take visitors from out of town here. This represents the personality of my city. I also recommend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts since it is close by.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The sculpture garden is an iconic place in Minneapolis. Our first visit there was on a gorgeous day. It isn't a very large park but great for a walk and interesting art. The spoon with the cherry is pretty amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This garden is fantastic, with elegant and unique art around every corner. A definite must see for any tourist or resident of Minnesota, so calming and interesting. Walker art center and tons of parks are nearby too so you can definitely spend an afternoon in the area. Love the cherry!

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Cancun, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I was ther on septembe and I thought it will be bigger with more sculptures... actually when I was there the sculptures was in maintenance and the greenhouse was closed..., I liked the little cover garden...

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped here to get the iconic picture with the spoon. There are more sculptures to look at but the spoon is obviously the most noteworthy. We did take the bridge across the freeway & walked around the park for a bit but there isn't much more to do in the area unless you go into the Walker Art Museum,... More 

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