This Acrylic Fridge Magnet Shows One of Minneapolis' Most Distinctive Sights: The Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis and St. Paul are cities built around water. Three rivers and numerous lakes, streams and creeks mean that they are also cities of bridges. However, there is one "bridge" that is particularly beloved by citizenry and visitors alike which no-one ever crosses: the Spoonbridge and Cherry. Depicted on this souvenir fridge magnet, the "Spoonbridge and Cherry" are in fact a scultpture located within the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and set within a fountain. Quirky, fun and bizarre, this sculpture was created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, a husband-wife team from Sweden and the Netherlands, in 1988 specifically for the Sculpture Garden and has delighted generations of Minnesotans since. Nearby is the glass house of the Cowles Conservatory which features a scultpture by architect Frank Gehry entitled Standing Glass Fish.
Things to Do in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Fitting of a major metropolitan area, the Twin Cities have numerous attractions for visitors. Professional sports fans can stop by a game of the Minnesota Twins (named for the cities) baseball team, the Minnesota Vikings football team (named for the state's strong Scandinavian traditions) or the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team (named for the state's rare native wolves). The area is also a center for the arts, including the famous Guthrie Theater and is also home to the national radio variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" played on National Public Radio. The Minneapolis Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are nationally-renown organizations. The area is home to many lakes (Minneapolis' nickname is the City of Lakes), giving numerous opportunities for watersports, as well as beautiful places to hike around. Overall, the Twin Cities are well-worth a visit.