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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1139
612-375-7600
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Ranked #16 of 113 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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Bronx, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The garden has a lot of nice sculptures in it. It also has a sculpture miniature golf course, Worth a trip if you are into sculptures. Although the sculpture garden is free, there is a charge for miniature golf.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First recommendation--wait until July to visit (this is Minnesota, afterall). The highlight of the swculpture garden is the spoon with a cherry precariously placed, but there are beautiful sculptures, lovely grounds, a conservatory with more fragile plants, places to sit and ponder or get a view of the Downtown Skyline. Across the street in one direction is the Walker Art... More

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Rochester MN
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21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My children loved going here for a few hours the first days of spring. They also liked the passenger bridge across the interstate with the interpretive poetry.

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Elmer, New Jersey
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79 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Just a very fun experience! There are photo opportunities wherever you walk throughout the MSG. It is a well maintained area. Beautiful gardens (which are seasonal) to see and enjoy. Usually home to many special events (check the calendar). But events aside this is a fun place for entire family to enjoy together. Involves a lot of walking but try... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Interesting way to present large sculptures in an outdoor park setting. With the exception of the Mpls landmark Spoon Bridge and Cherry, I wasn't overly impressed with the other sculptures. However, it was a really nice stroll around the park (it's not too big) on a sunny warm day. It's free. I would do it just to see the Spoon... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is at the outer edge of the downtown area (across from the Walker Art Museum), but walkable in nice weather. Set in a park like setting, the sculptures are set up off of a walking path with easy to find explanations of the Title, Artist and Medium. Take the pedestrian bridge across the 16 lanes of traffic below--it gives... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The sculpture garden was an unexpected treat. My husband and I were on a weekend get-away and decided to rent one of the bikes around downtown Minneapolis to explore the city . We ended up at the sculpture garden. It was an unexpected highlight. Lovely to explore, manageable size, fun to walk or ride through, good place for a picnic,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had it not been for highways running next to it and all those highway exits and traffic noise, the MPLS sculpture garden would have been a great little place for relaxation and hanging out. The fact that it is a part of Walker Art Center deosn't help it much, since Walker, as we know, is a bastion of middle-brow (and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

So I'm a little biased, since Minneapolis is my home and I love this city. Having said that, this sculpture garden is fabulous. A giant cherry in a spoon? I'll take it! I love it and I love seeing it and I love knowing it's close to my home. This is just an overall great place to visit when you... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The sculpture garden is a nice 15 min walk from downtown Minneapolis. It's fantastic that there exists places where large pieces of sculptures (all modern) can spice up a park. Lovely that its open all hours (though I imagine it's closed at night), and free. Beware of the duck poo!

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