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This 19-acre green space, studded with contemporary works such as the oft-photographed Spoonbridge & Cherry by Claes Oldenburg, sits beside the Walker Art Center. The Cowles Conservatory, abloom with exotic hothouse flowers, is also on the grounds. The garden is bigger, better and more strollable than ever thanks to a multi-month expansion and spruce up that took place in 2017.
In summer a trippy mini-golf course amid the sculptures adds to the fun ($19 for adults, $15 for kids, which includes Walker Art Museum admission).