North Minneapolis Art Tour

See many of the amazing monuments and landmarks around town on this simple route.

Where to ride

Check out the Nice Ride station map for additional locations and remember that the Single Ride and Day Pass are good for 30 minute rides at a time (one 30 minute ride, if you have a Single Ride pass; unlimited 30 minute rides in 24 hours for the Day Pass). Purchase a 30 Day Membership or annual membership to extend ride lengths to 60 minutes before accruing additional costs.

TIME: 0 hr 57 min
DISTANCE: 9 miles

A. Venture North Nice Ride Station

Pick up your Nice Ride at the Venture North Bike Shop. Be sure to stop in and have a coffee while you are there!

B. The Finnish American Monument

The Finnish American Monument is dedicated to Finnish pioneers who came to Minneapolis in the early 1860s.

C. Theodore Wirth by Bill Rains

Nestled in Theodore Wirth Park, the statues of Theodore Wirth and five children were designed by Wirth’s grandson. The five children surrounding Wirth represent the diverse population of Minneapolis and his role in creating access for all residents.

D. Aqurbane by Christopher Harrison

The vision for Aqurbane was to create a local landmark, The unique shapes were inspired by the Mississippi River and its surrounding natural elements.

E. Big Book by Christopheraaron Deanes

This sculpture is of a large book depicts short stories written by students of Nellie Stone Johnson School.

F. Purple Raindrop by Esther Osayande

This sculpture honors Prince, and his signature song “Purple Rain”, as well as his major contributions to the music industry.

G. Five Children Playing by Unknown

These figures, found at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, were a way to celebrate the new office.

H. Heart of the City by Caprice Glaser

This sculpture represents an animal tag, and is designed to capture the Animal Control Center’s purpose.

I. Fair Housing Overlook by Seitu Jones

This overlook highlights the history of housing in the Heritage Park area. Seitu Jones left a blank space at the end of the timeline to acknowledge that history will continue to change.

See our interactive map below for more information.