The iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” and now the “Hahn/Cock” are 2 of the most recognizable sculptures in Minneapolis. Sure, I’ve been here tons of times but its still fun to walk through and see the art with the kids. We went during the middle of the day but I’d recommend early morning or evening in the summer. It’s not very shaded and can be very hot in the midday sun. It is free and open to the public 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. There is plenty of pay parking on the West end or biking would be a great destination too.
If you enjoy outdoor art here are a few more places to check out.
(You can read my full post about Franconia HERE)
Playing with my Lensbaby to create the blur effect.
The field of prairie flowers are humming with pollinators and are very pretty to look at.
According to their website the decision to turn this into a prairie was because this land sits in a drainage field and was always flooding.
So instead of fighting it they are embracing it and letting the area go back to its natural state as a wetland and prairie.
Listening to wind chimes in the park. Such a relaxing sound.
Loring Park sits just across the freshly painted Siah Armajani Bridge to the North of the Sculpture Garden. There are easy walking paths throughout the park that circle around a little pond. On the North End is a small children park with wading pool and the Berger Fountain that is in the shape of a huge dandelion. (as of right now July 2020 , it is under repair) This is also the site of the Holidazzle in Winter. You can see my full post about that HERE.
Looking at the Spoon from the entrance to the Walker Museum. There are public restrooms located just a few steps from the front door and a small cafe welcomes you as you enter. (Very important things to know when traveling with children)
We just plopped down by the Spoon and Cherry to let the kids take off their shoes and run in the grass a bit before heading out. With the Minneapolis skyline in the background and the sound of water from the fountain it is quite breathtaking.