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“Art al Fresco”

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Ranked #13 of 213 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: 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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Art al Fresco”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

How on earth could anyone dislike the ability to wander around beautiful landscapes filled with interesting artwork? This garden is amazing... it has a great number of sculptures, and they are all unique from each other. They range in gigantic to small, and the entire place can be digested in a morning or afternoon. Obviously weather can affect your visit, but it is a perfect place to bring out-of-towners and families with kids who appreciate art. Not to be missed!

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Fun place to stroll on summer day”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great place to stroll about on a nice day, get outside after lots of business meetings. Sculptures add a touch of interest, art gallery a few metres away also worth a visit. Do both!

Visited July 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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“Fabulous spot”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

It doesn't take Claude Monet to figure out what the high point of the Walker Art Center is. You are looking at it.

We dropped by the place late on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The place was crowded with people, enjoying the sculpture park (the art gallery had already closed, but this was what we came to see).

There are several striking pieces on the ground, including an iconic work of a spoon with a cherry on the end. (Trust me, it's striking - look at the picture at the heading of this page for an idea.) Walking around the place is a great exprience, a highlight of any visit to the Twin Cities.

While we were there, the museum had a special display as artists used their imaginations to create miniature golf holes. It's a case of imagination gone wild, as pipes and bumpers go in all sorts of directions. There was an hour and 45 minute wait to get on the course - call it a bag line, if you'd like - so we didn't make it.

Buffalo definitely needs to do something like this on a grand scale.

Visited August 2013
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“Very nice walk”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very nice walk in this garden with very nice sculptures, I should add the fact that it is free! You can easily spend 30 minutes to an hour here.

Visited August 2013
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“So Relaxing.... AND FREE!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The best sculpture was the spoon and cherry but there are other good sculptures there as well. The best part of the garden was that I was able to get some awesome pictures of my wife and kids as the sun was going down. There were lots of baby photographers and wedding photographers around and many different backdrops to choose from with the sculptures. Great place for a romantic walk and snuggle on a park bench, or a place to let children run off energy. On a side note, the port-a-potty in the parking lot was the cleanest I've ever been in.

Visited August 2013
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