Gianna from FamilyFunTwinCities.com has a great idea on how to make the most of this beautiful weekend:
The forecast for this week sounds fabulous! So this may be a great weekend to get outside and explore the various sculpture parks in the metro.
I have counted five different sculpture parks in and around the Twin Cities that I personally know about. There are probably more out there that I missed.
From Taylors Falls down to Eagan, there are options to check out.
Franconia Sculpture Park
In its 25th year, this park is located just outside Taylors Falls. With 45 acres of open space, there should be plenty of room to spread out and enjoy nature, art and the park.
Some of the sculptures are huge and if you are interested, you can find a scavenger hunt on their webpage to print out and enjoy.
Caponi Art Park:
Travel to the southern metro, and you will find Caponi Art Park in Eagan Minnesota. 60 acres of wooded trails including both the nature trails and the not-to-be-missed Sculpture Trail, you will enjoy a day out with your family.
Walker Sculpture Garden and Gold Medal Flour Park (next to the Stone Arch Bridge):
Both of these parks are located in Minneapolis featuring large sculptures to admire as well as beautiful water features and lots of history. These two parks may be the busiest of all the parks I’m mentioning because they are the most well-known and loved.
Located in St. Anthony, Silverwood Park is a part of the Three Rivers Parks system. It’s a relatively new sculpture park featuring both sculptures and poetry along the 1-mile walking loop. As you walk on this trail, you will see woods, a lake, wetlands, and prairie grasses. And with the added bonus of looking for sculptures and poetry, it’s a fun walk around.