Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
4.5
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is closed for renovation, and will reopen in June 2017. One of the crown jewels of the city’s park system, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden unites two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources—its greenspace and its cultural life. A partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the Garden is a top destination for tourists to enjoy art like the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry in an outdoor park setting.
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  • Douglas
    4 contributions
    Great strolling!
    If you've never been, the Sculpture Garden is a nice place to stroll after you've been to Loring Park or the art museum across the street. Some wonderful sculptures and nice views of the cityscape in the background. Highly recommended if you visit Minneapolis.
    Visited November 2022
    Written February 5, 2023
  • NorthernGC
    Thunder Bay, Canada120 contributions
    Great way to spend an hour or so outside
    We visited with our 12 and 14 year olds. While not exactly their cup of tea, they were entertained for about an hour. The parents however thoroughly enjoyed this park! Really cool sculptures, the grounds are beautiful and there’s covered picnic tables for a picnic. The bathroom were also very clean for a public park! Parking is $4 flat fee unless you can find a spot on the street.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
  • NemoTraveler
    Aarhus, Denmark682 contributions
    Art Center
    The Sculpture Garden is part of the Walker Art Center and is located close to downtown Minneapolis. The garden is open from 6 in the morning to midnight every day and admission is free. Paid parking is available nearby. A number of artworks are on show and it is possible to download an app with a free guide. The area is quite nice and worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Stay799816
    Aurora, Illinois1 contribution
    Make time to visit this fantastic garden
    This garden was a great experience especially on a sunny day. Parking in from of so called main entrance and there was plenty of spaces. Food was scarce but close to restaurants about a half mile walk over the bridge to another park. Sculptures were great , just take your time reading about them
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,119 contributions
    More than just the cherry sculpture
    The giant cherry on a spoon in the middle of a small pond is probably the most famous sculpture here, but there are many of them scattered around an area of a few square blocks. There is very little shade, so on a hot August afternoon, it was pretty warm, but we still enjoyed spending about 45 minutes wandering around looking at the many sculptures, and reading more about them from the signs. Entrance to the garden itself is completely free, although we did have to pay for parking (we parked in the underground parking at the associated museum across the street). This is definitely a somewhat signature sight in Minneapolis and easy to see and enjoy in a relatively short amount of time.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,372 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a special treat for anyone that enjoys art and walks. The thing I think I like best is that the garden looks different during each season of the year. Even if you have visited before, it will look different depending on the seasonal backdrop.

My most recent visit and the impetus for this review was during the spring when the forsythias are in full bloom. Their golden framing of most of the sculptures is my favorite.

This is a great free thing to do with a little exercise thrown in to burn off some travel blahs.
Written April 12, 2021
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Terrence T
6 contributions
Aug 2019
If you have time this place is so cool. Located near the Walker Art Center the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a fun place to see. Not only will you fall in LOVE with the cherry there are other LARGE art work to like the Blue Rooster and much, much more.
Written January 6, 2020
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TheVacationingAiyars
22 contributions
Apr 2021
In good weather, this is one of the Minneapolis attractions that is a must see for all visitors. Good number of outdoor sculptures in an expansive outdoor setting offering plenty of opportunities to walk around, sit and enjoy natural surroundings in the middle of a very urban setting (right next to freeways!). Recommended in a pandemic!
Written April 10, 2021
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Carlos Hernández
Venezuela3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Awesome place to go and appreciate the sculptures.
If you have good taste and you like to appreciate simple but iconic things you should come here.
It is close from downtown is placed in a strategic spot so anyone can have the chance to visit this must see in Minneapolis.
You also have the Walker Art Center right next to it, a museum of contemporary art wich I have heard good things about, but when I went there it was closed.
I would recommend any traveler in the Twin Cities to check out this area take some nice photos and maybe have a picnic.
Written July 28, 2022
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Nostalgiyeah
Bothell, WA1,891 contributions
Apr 2021
This park is centrally located in Minneapolis and is a good place to take a stroll. It has multiple interesting sculptures and works of art and each of them is accompanied by a description of the art itself and the creator. The famed Spoonbridge and Cherry is located in the middle of the park and makes for some interesting viewing. There are some additional sculptures too that I found interesting, including the giant blue rooster (which is described as being lifelike and unreal at the same time), Black Vessel for a Saint (which was constructed using leftover materials from the process of brick-making), Arikidea (which is a huge metallic swing) and many more. Strolling around the park was a good experience. There were a few folks taking a jog or stroll in the park when we visited but it wasn't crowded at all. When we visited in spring, the grass was still growing, I expect the greenery to be much more lush in summer. This park is located close to the Basilica of St Mary which is another beautiful structure worth visiting. Walker Art Museum is located across the street from the Sculpture Garden as well.
Written May 15, 2021
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Francis O
New York City, NY30 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
It’s quite uncommon to find outdoor museums and pieces of art. At Minneapolis Sculpture Garden you will find, for free, a whole block full of beautiful sculptures incorporated in a garden which makes the whole experience of wondering around much nicer. I have visited during the summer and it was a very charming walk alongside such different and imaginative sculptures. Definitely recommend for anyone visiting Minneapolis!
Written August 6, 2020
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Jeff B
Davenport, IA413 contributions
Jul 2020
If you are looking to get some fresh air and spot a few cool sculptures, this will suffice. The wind chimes in the summer is the best exhibit. It is free; although, parking does cost. There is limited shade so plan accordingly. They are conscious and promote social distancing. I wouldn't plan on more than a half an hour. I've seen better outdoor sculptures elsewhere. Not a cohesive theme.
Written July 26, 2020
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Savannah N
29 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Went here in July for a first date, the atmosphere was incredible. It was a beautiful day and the art sculptures give us something to talk about while enjoying fresh air and social distancing. I paid to park underground at the parking ramp, but have heard there is reliable street parking to the west of the garden.
Written November 8, 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,056 contributions
Sep 2019
This iconic park/outdoor museum is part of the cultural landscape of Minneapolis, due in large part to the spoon-with-cherry sculpture that's in the middle of a lake. This whole park has a bunch of different fascinating sculptures for enjoyment - so walk around, look at the sculptures, enjoy some nice weather and fresh air, and hang out. Minneapolis is good with parks and the outdoors, so it. makes sense for this museum to be outdoors in a park.
Written August 31, 2020
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Darryl C
Seven Hills, OH26 contributions
Feb 2021
Some very interesting pieces spread out, with the headliner being the Spoonbridge and Cherry. We visited in the dead of winter which gave some of the pieces a more eerie feeling. It's definitely a worthwhile attraction, and even if you do not appreciate the art, it's a great way to enjoy a good with with visuals.
Written February 22, 2021
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