A visitor and local favorite photo spot, Spoon Bridge and Cherry was unveiled in 1988 at the opening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. This attraction was created by artist Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. The stainless steel fountain is 29 feet tall and straddles a small pond in the shape of a linden tree seed. The bright red cherry weighs in at 1,200-pounds.

Wander the Sculpture Garden to take in all the installations, then walk across the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge to Loring Park, the first plot of land purchased by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Since 1991 Lottery proceeds totaling nearly $6 million have contributed toward 18 Minneapolis Parks & Rec Board projects all across the city.

While you’re day trippin’, stop at a local lottery retailer to gas up the car and stock up on snacks for the day. You might need a bag of donuts or a breakfast burrito, but you’ll definitely need to pick up a few Road Trip scratch tickets. Who knows, you might win enough to ditch the SUV for a hot new convertible. Stop into The Fresh Market, it’s only a couple of blocks from Loring Park. If you’re sightseeing at the Mississippi River, check out the Players Café in the North Loop and, if you’re traveling on Hwy 94, turn into Billy & Marty’s to gas up and go.

While you’re on your road trip, take a few photos and enter the Road Trip Adventure free contest for your chance to win a pack of prizes to take with you this summer. Have a great day!