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“Very good, if you do not have what to talk with your teen”
Review of Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center
Ranked #31 of 213 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings. The Walker hosts lectures, classes, and events for visitors of all ages with many of today’s leading figures from the worlds of art and culture.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good, if you do not have what to talk with your teen”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

The art is a very good trigger for conversation with family or strangers. I do not think that many people understand why certain pieces are in a museum- 2 brooms, tires and more non sense- The gift shop is very good, the prices in the cafeteria are more than reasonable. But the best, FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH IS FREE.

Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Mini-golf: artist-designed course at the Walker Art Center”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We just stumbled on the artist-designed mini-golf course at the Walker Art Center while we were visiting the Sculpture Garden (which is fun, free, and includes the Spoonbridge and Cherry icon as well as other interesting outdoor sculputures). They have two 9 hole courses. Each hole is designed by a different artist: one hole looked like a Curling rink, one hole was a urinal, one hole was a giant gum-ball machine, etc. Our family of 20 somethings and 40 somethings enjoyed the mini-golf and the interactive art. This exhibit closes September 1, 2014.

SINGLE COURSE (9 HOLES): $12 adults, $10 students ($9 Walker members, children ages 7–12). FULL COURSE (18 HOLES): $18 adults, $15 students ($13.50 Walker members, children ages 7–12). Free for ages 6 and under with paid adult. Every ticket includes free gallery admission (up to $14 value) for each golfer. Tee times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; no advanced reservations.

Visited June 2014
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I decided to spend a rainy day at the museum, and we were very disappointed. There were so many closed exhibits. It was frustrating to spend so much on admission and only enjoy about half of the museum's gallery spaces. Not only were they between traveling exhibits, but some of their permanent exhibits were also closed. I would make sure to attend on a day where you can enjoy the sculpture garden and the traveling exhibit space is open. Also, come on a free day, as this museum seems much larger than it actually is. Also note, parking is not free, so plan to spend a fair amount just getting in the door.

Visited May 2014
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Arkansas
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“Check on gallery availability”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The day I visited the Walker the only gallery open was the non-permanent Edward Hopper exhibit. The cost to get in was $14 so that is something to consider. They were giving out free passes that would start on the next Sunday, but I was in Minneapolis on business and would not be able to take advantage of that. They gave me a pass that would be good forever, so I just need to put it someplace I can find it if I go back! The Hopper exhibit was actually worth paying to see. The gift store is nice with some really expensive pieces.

Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Better luck next time?”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was strange: we visited the Walker Art Center on a Thursday afternoon and *after* we bought our tickets were told that the entire museum was shut down with the exception of the Edward Hopper exhibit! Then we were handed two tickets for free admission in August (but we are from out of town, so what good are those tickets to us?) At this point – and looking into our dismayed faces – we were offered a refund. We elected to stay for Hopper and to view the sculpture garden. Given what we saw, we’re happy that we did. But… really?

Visited June 2014
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