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House of Balls

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Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An unusual genius artist's playground

Our 20 year old son found this place on Trip Advisor. We have visited family north of St. Paul for... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
beerfan62
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DeKalb, Illinois
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Quirky enough to be in New Mexico (We are from New Mexico!)

Funky, thoughtful art. My wife says "Absolutely fantastic and amazing." Agree with the other six... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
hahnecho
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Albuquerque
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Jan 3, 2019
“An unusual genius artist's playground”
Sep 17, 2018
“Quirky enough to be in New Mexico (We are from New Mexico!)”
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The House Of Balls is three decades old art institution in Minneapolis. Come see the sculptural oddities out of repurposed artifacts.
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1504 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1103
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Our 20 year old son found this place on Trip Advisor. We have visited family north of St. Paul for years and are always looking for something unique to see and do. This place certainly fits the bill! A unique and bizarre skill of repurposing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Funky, thoughtful art. My wife says "Absolutely fantastic and amazing." Agree with the other six comments, all good. Worth spending some time to discover features of these "sculptures" that are not evident at first. Allen is low key but/and very nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank hahnecho
Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you kind sir. Pleasure to meet you and Alice, and thanks for the travel advice.

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

What a cool place and so unique. Creativity is well displayed at this place. You don’t want to miss this

Date of experience: August 2018
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Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thanks for visiting Rita. You’re welcome to stop in anytime you’re in the neighborhood.

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy quirky attractions or seeing found items repurposed as sculpture, this is your place. The pieces range from whimsical to political to vaguely disturbing. The artist is accessible and easy to talk to. I left feeling very much inspired to see with new...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thanks for coming to the studio Lauren.

Reviewed May 29, 2018

What a wonderful treasure. Amazing artwork created from unusual items...from wrenches to bowling balls and everything in between. Admission is free...donations accepted. Give something...need to keep this little jewel in operation. Kids will love it as much as adults. Not to be missed!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Thanks for coming to the studio. Glad you enjoyed it and hope it was provocative.

Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I loved every minute of our visit. What a beautiful and bizarre collection of unique art. There was something wonderful everywhere that you looked. Allen made us feel welcome and took the time to tell us about a lot of the pieces. Even demonstrating some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

So glad you enjoyed it Angie. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Reviewed March 10, 2018

My daily commute takes me past this place 2x/day. For months, I've wondered what the building was with its murals, sculptures, and so forth when finally a sign appeared announcing it as the House of Balls. I had heard of this spot & a visiting...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thanks for stopping in. Pleasure to meet you.

Reviewed August 17, 2017

Currently only open on Saturdays (12-4) - however artist is retiring from regular job in the next year so maybe it will be open more in the future. It is right off the bike path and around the corner from a light rail station. Fun...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MilwaukeeCraig
Allen C, Owner at House of Balls, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thanks for stopping in. I’m now open Monday through Saturday from noon until 4 PM.

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