Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The mission of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, as part of the University of Minnesota, is to provide a community and a national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education; to develop and evaluate plants and horticultural practices for cold climates; and to inspire and delight all visitors with quality plants in well designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.
Gardens and Collections
Andersen Horticultural Library.
We had a great time playing Ingress here. The place is gorgeous. So much to see. Some of the places are just breathtaking. It's a perfect place to go for a date. Definitely plan on being there all day, and even then you probably won't get to everything
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this whole place soooo much! We got our first membership this year after coming here for years with family and friends and we just love using the trails to observe wildlife like owls, wild turkeys, deer, raccoons, foxes and more! (Yes I’ve seen all of those in a matter of just a few visits) The gift shop has a phenomenal and wide selection of decor, clothing and garden supplies and gifts to choose from. The extensive trail network offers options to make trips that aren’t 100% just like the last visit, and the holiday light show is a fun sight to see too. I also highly recommend visiting the Apple House store in the fall- delicious apples and more wonderful gifts are there too! (It’s at a location separate from the main arboretum grounds though)
This is a must see attraction in Minneapolis - whether you live here or here as a tourist during fall. Quiet spectacular and huge. Fall colors really show well across various types of plants and trees. Bringing camera is a must and keep a spare battery! You will not get tired of taking pictures. A slow drive around the 3 mile loop is a great finale once you walking tour is over.
We are always amazed at the beauty of the arboretum. Whether it's fall or summer, the place is great for a long walk, a picnic or just to reconnect with family and get away from technology. It's not the cheapest place to go and for those of us who don't live in the Western suburbs, it's a haul. If you live in the twin cities, you should definitely make the trip.
Love that place. Endless gardens and paths! Beautiful nature! If you live close by, I would look into getting a membership instead of paying entrance fee. Or wait for one of the free days.