US News & World Report said, “Even if you’re not incredibly passionate about art, a spin through the Walker Art Center is worth a few hours.”

The article went on to rank the Art Center the 5th best thing to do in the Twin Cities region.

Let’s find out why – and why it’s an ideal charter bus trip destination.


The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis offers a blend of contemporary art, innovative exhibitions, and engaging visitor experiences. Some specifics on why it stands out as an excellent choice for tour groups:

  1. World-class contemporary art. The Walker Art Center houses an impressive collection of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, installations, videos, and performance art. It features works by renowned artists from around the world, and always sparks thought-provoking conversation among visitors.
  2. Innovative exhibitions. The Art Center consistently presents innovative and cutting-edge exhibitions that showcase and explore relevant social, cultural, and political themes. Tour groups can engage with contemporary art that challenges traditional notions and encourages dialogue.
  3. An architectural marvel. The building itself is an architectural phenomenon designed by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Its sleek, modern design and striking exterior make it an intriguing attraction by itself.
  4. Educational programs. There’s a wide range of educational programs and guided tours tailored specifically for tour groups. These programs provide in-depth insights into the artworks, artists, and the artistic process, enhancing visitors’ understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. And the tour guides are knowledgeable.
  5. Multidisciplinary approach. The experience transcends traditional art forms by incorporating live performances, film screenings, lectures, and interactive events that bridge the gap between different art forms. This multidimensional approach appeals to a broader, more diverse audience.
  6. Sculpture garden. Adjacent to the museum is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which is managed by the Art Center. The garden features a collection of contemporary sculptures, including the iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The outdoor space features beautifully landscaped gardens and a serene atmosphere. It’s a great venue for photography.
  7. Accessibility and amenities. You’ll find wheelchair access, audio guides, and other accommodations to ensure that everyone can fully enjoy the museum. Plus the Art Center has a restaurant, café, and a well-stocked gift shop, providing convenient amenities for tour groups during their visit.

If you’re planning a trip or just doing research, please feel free to contact us at Lorenz Bus Service for a no-obligation, no-pressure conversation with one of our planning professionals.


Heather Morvari

  • Heather is a Lorenz Bus Service Charter Coordinator and an expert in group and luxury travel.
  • She has extensive technical and operational credentials.
  • In the words of one client, “Heather is passionate about connecting with people. As a result, she has exceptional customer service skills.”