Attractions in Minneapolis, MN
Amongst the other various things to do, Minneapolis features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Minneapolis and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
Featuring some of the most recognizable art installations in the country, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden sits on 11 acres across from the Walker Art Center. The garden is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country and has 40 permanent installations as well as temporary pieces. The most recognizable work and centerpiece is the whimsical Spoonbridge and Cherry. Designed by husband and wife Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, the sculpture is about 7,000 pounds and a beloved Minneapolis icon.
From highbrow arts to classic baseball, Minneapolis has plenty for residents and visitors to see. Theater Minnesota may be far away from New York, but geography doesn’t dictate the theater. Minneapolis brings Broadway to the Midwest as the third largest theater market in the country. The city is second only to New York City in the amount of live theater per capita. Six big venues bring world-famous recording musicians, plays and musicals to Minneapolis, and the Hennepin Theatre Trust ensures the theater culture in Minneapolis will endure.