Minneapolis, Minnesota: Rock Men - Courthouse Creatures

A giant figure of smooth rocks shapes stands in the U.S. District Court building plaza surrounded by smaller rock humanoids, sculpted in bronze by Tom Otterness.

Government Plaza

Address:
300 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN
Directions:
Downtown. The creatures are scattered throughout the courtyard in front of the U.S. District Court building, which is on the north side of S. 4th St. between 3rd and 4th Aves S.
Admission:
Free
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Otterness creatures.

Mysterious Small Creatures

For the life of me, I cannot figure out what these little guys purpose is. I was driving through Minneapolis and found these little statues all over the front courtyard as you enter the Federal Courthouse. There are little guys mowing the lawn and taking pictures. They are fun to find though -- a couple dozen of them throughout the courtyard.

[Ashley Craig, 09/29/2012]

The sculptures are the work of Tom Otterness, who rose to fame with similar quirky public creatures in New York City.

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