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“Hidden gem in Eagan”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Caponi Art Park

Caponi Art Park
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Eagan
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Eagan, Minnesota
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165 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in Eagan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My father came in from the East Coast for a visit so I took him to this Art Park over the weekend. The grounds are immaculate and it really feels like you are in the middle of a secluded wood when you are on some of the paths, rather than a few feet from a major road.

The sculptures are interesting and thought provoking. I wish there was more information included on some of the pieces but many of them need no explanation.

I will say that some of the paths are a bit hilly and my father had some difficulty walking on them, so if you visit, be prepared for a slightly difficult walk and bring good shoes, but this is definitely a place in Eagan I would recommend visiting

Visited August 2013
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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Caponi Art Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a laid back, pleasant destination. Tony Caponi was an art professor at Macalester College. The park was originally his playground for sculpture design and is now part of the Dakota County Park system. You will find winding trails decorated with stone sculptures. Various scheduled activities take place during spring, summer, and fall including musical performances, creative classes, medieval demonstrations, and acting performances. It's a fun family place or a good place to connect with nature.

Visited September 2012
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22 reviews
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“A peaceful place in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Caponi Art Park is like a surprise package. You never know what you'll find when you wander around. There are sculptures set among the beautifully forested property, as well as an outdoor amphitheater (on the ground seating), with a variety of performances available to the public at a small charge, including Shakespeare in the Park series.

If you like nature, seeing this beautiful property is worth the trip.

Visited August 2012
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Thank AddiefromMN
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Eagan, MN
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Less than you think”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live little more than two miles from the art park. I won’t argue about the quality of the art or the idea of having an outdoor art park. Some people may love the place because it is open air. My beef is the lack of help interpreting the art. Many of the pieces just sit there with virtually no information about them: why and when they were created and what message was the artist conveying. The people who manage the art park should spend some time creating a history and story for each piece. With that completed I'd rate it a 'three' or a 'four'.

Visited September 2012
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Thank JSpartz
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St. Paul, MN
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great place for kids, outdoor art wlaks, love the theater outside with the actors and musicians. Fantastic.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Frank G
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