We are thrilled to have Rebecca Nutter back to share another great family destination in the Twin Cities area.
The Caponi Art Park is a outdoor sculpture park that includes many walking trails and an outdoor theatre. The founder of the park is a retired art professor and he has created (by hand) all the pathways, sculptures and any brick wall that you see on the grounds. It’s a 60 acre lot, so it’s very big!
The park hosts family fun Tuesday events throughout the summer. Each event provides attendees an opportunity to learn about a new art form or cultural experience. They are free to the public and generally very well attended, so get there early.
The grounds are fun to explore as well. There are sculptures all over, one is a giant snake built into the ground and you can see what the snake ate if you look closely. The founder actually lives on these grounds, so the buildings are closed to the public. Otherwise all of the grounds are open to the public. They are mostly gravel trails, so it works with a stroller, but can be a workout!
*We visited for Family Fun Tuesday. I liked that the events were varied, they offered (music, animals, dancing) and that if your child wasn’t interested you could get up and roam the grounds.
*Bring a blanket for the Family Fun Tuesday events or even if you come a different day. There are no rules about food, so bring a picnic lunch. Just pick up when you leave.
comments powered by Disqus