Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis is a city that knows how to do it up right. Since they have some brutally cold winters, they have installed heated and enclosed walkways throughout the downtown area so you never have to go outside. They have been voted the #1 Urban Park System in the United States by the Trust for Public Land. And they have a thriving arts scene including The Walker Art Center, a center for contemporary art.



And next to The Walker Art Center is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a free sculpture garden open from 6am to 12am most days of the week. It's an 11 acre sight with more than 40 works of art plus a memorial arbor and flower garden.



It took Mr UR and I about an hour on a cool summer morning to tour the garden and grounds. The first exhibit we came to, and one of my favorites, was an interactive exhibit officially titled "Two-Way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth"  Which is the technical  way of saying "goofy face weird mirror exhibit".





The next exhibit we came to, and another one of my favorites, is The Spoonbridge and Cherry. This is the bread and butter exhibit for the garden - the most famous and iconic sculpture of the garden. It is a cherry resting on a spoon in what the museum calls "humorously gigantic proportions", which I took way too many pictures of. But hey, it's The Spoonbridge and Cherry!



We wandered around seeing all there was to see including:











The sculpture garden is the perfect place to take kids. It's outside, they can run or walk around and they don't have to be quiet. In fact, a group of preschoolers was touring the garden and a little girl walked up and hugged the snow woman, so I decided I needed to also.



And if you have the time, you can play a round of miniature golf at the artist-designed golf course. It looked really cool - maybe the most unique mini golf course I have ever seen. Once again, something saved to do next time.


For all the information you need to visit The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, go here


I'm linking up with Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox , Weekend Wanderlust at A Brit and A Southerner, Weekend Travel Inspiration at Reflections Enroute and Friday Postcards at Walking On Travels  so go check them out!

6 comments:

  1. This is a place I will definitely like to visit. I have seen The Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture but didn't know it was part of a garden. The photos in front (I guess) of the "mirror" are so cool.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Ruth! It's a very cool place to visit - hope you make it there. The photos of us and the mirror are behind and in front of it - I know it's really hard to tell.

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  2. Everything about this sculpture garden is really cool. Love the giant spoon and the virtual images. Thanks for linking up with Weekend Travel Inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments Rhonda!

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  3. Loving the huge cherry on the spoon, looks a great place to visit #wkendtravelinspiration

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    1. It's a fun place! Thanks for visiting Stephanie!

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