It was kind of funny though… the address was on Hennepin Avenue across from the art museum in Minneapolis. I put the address in our GPS and I got three choices: Hennepin Avenue north, Hennepin Avenue south and Hennepin Avenue. The address didn’t indicate a direction, so I chose Hennepin Avenue. We got to our destination and there was no art museum and definitely no sculpture garden! This isn’t the first time our Garmin GPS has failed us.
This is such a beautiful area. There’s a conservatory next to the garden that was closed for a wedding. We saw at least three different wedding groups (aside from the actual wedding that was there) come to the garden and take pictures. We took plenty of pictures ourselves!
Allie definitely enjoyed running around. She didn’t care too much for the sculptures, but she did enjoy looking at the flowers.
I had to explain to Allie that we just look at the flowers and smell them, but we don’t pick them. I had to tell her several times, but she didn’t pick any flowers!
We got a nice family picture with the iconic spoon and cherry sculpture in the background. We spent close to two hours there just walking and running around the sculptures. It was definitely a good place to let Allie run, she had a blast. After we saw everything, we decided to go downtown to the stone arch bridge.
Allie really liked the bridge and watching the waterfall. She was a little too eager to climb up next to the railing though, and that made Mama nervous. Allie was getting pretty tired anyway, so we decided it was time to go back in the stroller.
We had a nice walk across the bridge. Of all the stuff we did this weekend, this is the only thing we did both times we went to Minneapolis.
When we were walking back to the car, we discovered Mill Ruins Park. This former industrial powerhouse was the leading international producer of flour back in its heyday.
We were getting tired, but it was worth it to walk down the hill and see the restored ruins.