Explore the expansive gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Located in the south metro of the Twin Cities, Minnesota the landscape arboretum is 1,100 acres of gardens, trees, ponds and educational tours.
Right now you can go and see the Nature in Glass exhibits by Craig Mitchell Smith. 32 art installations placed throughout the park that enhance the beauty of the gardens.
Go in the early Spring to learn about the art of collecting and making maple syrup. In the fall the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the trees and prairie grasses are a must-see.
Take a snowshoeing tour in the winter out to the sculpture garden, for a truly "Minnesotan" experience.
It's $12 per person to enter and no pets are allowed, but they are open 363 days of the year, so plan a time that works for you and enjoy the whole day walking. Or bring a bike and explore the park on two wheels.