Minnesota is filled with places to enjoy art outdoors. Find out about some of our favorite outdoor sculpture areas throughout the state!
Now that the weather is bright and beautiful, we’re thinking again about all the places we can get outside and enjoy the outdoors. What’s a big bonus is when you can combine it with something like viewing art!
One idea, is to check out a local outdoor sculpture area. There are four places I know of, there might even be more and we would love to hear about others so we can check out other Minnesota sculpture parks this summer.
One of the more well known outdoor sculpture areas is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The Spoonbridge and Cherry is a recognizable piece that many of us know about. This is only one of the 60 pieces of art through the garden.
The Sculpture Garden is a partnership between the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.
North of the Twin Cities is a place called Franconia. We’ve mentioned Franconia Sculpture Park before but it’s worth mentioning again. It is a wide open space and although not close to any large towns, that’s part of what makes it a place to add to your list.
Tower View Sculpture Garden is a place we just recently discovered this past winter. Located near Red Wing on the grounds of the Anderson Center, just on the edge of town.
Caponi Art Park is tucked away in Eagan and is a little different than the others we’ve mentioned but very much worth adding to the list. It’s difficult to explain how it’s different but it’s a bit more woodsy and park like, compared to the others and a great place to explore and wander.
Have you discovered other areas with few sculptures that would be worth adding to our list? Maybe place that brings back memories of visiting as a kid and then going back as an adult?