The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has 40 permanent installations and regularly changing temporary pieces for the public to enjoy. Its 11 acres are not just a place to experience and enjoy great art but also serves as a relaxing green area to retreat from Minneapolis City for a moment and take a breather.
Things to Do
- The Spoonbridge and Cherry is undoubtedly the park's most iconic piece. However there is much more to enjoy from a leisurely walk around the grounds.
- Consider stopping into the Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor and Flower Garden as well as the Cowles Conservatory to see some beautiful natural displays.
- There are free guided Garden Tours on offer Saturdays and Sundays from May through to September. To take part simply show up at the Garden's Vineland Place entrance at 11:30 am.
- From May 22nd to Labor Day the Garden also sets up a special artist designed 18 hole mini golf course made up of two 9-hole courses. The courses are creatively designed and the activity can be a popular one. Evenings and weekends are generally busiest so try to come outside those times is possible and remember that course time is give out on a first come first serve basis so it pays to get there early!
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Insider Tips
- When you visit to the Sculpture Garden you should really make the effort to see the Walker Art Center too. One of the top Contemporary Art museums in the United States this impressive facility has a large amount of space dedicated to an impressive variety of exhibits. It also hosts talks, films and educational programs for children and adults. Check out their website here.
- The Garden is connected by walking bridge to Loring Park. A walking bridge connects the two from which you can get a great view of the city.
- Admission is free for everyone!