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Best Places In Minnesota To Propose

A wedding proposal is a Kodak moment that no one can put a price tag on. It is a momentous occasion that you and your betrothed will remember for all of eternity and everyone always wants this special moment to be spectacular. Minnesota has beautiful places to plan a romantic proposal. Here are just a couple of those spectacular proposal spots to start your "happily ever after" with the love of your life.

Minnesota Sculpture Gardens and the Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 375-7600

This site is known as the largest sculpture in this country and it is established around 11 acres in Minnesota. So whether you choose to drop down on one knee in front of Frank Gehry's Standing Glass Fish because you may both be marine biologists or the Colossal Spoonbridge and Cherry Fountain, this moment can be the priceless moment that money just can't buy. The best time to ask is during the spring when the garden is absolutely perfect with its fresh blooming flowers. The Sky Pesher underground passage is an ideal but "out of the ordinary" place to propose. This place has lots of privacy for those who are shy and lots of intimate qualities as well. This would be an ideal spot to propose with the passage way lined in candles and your favorite romantic music.

Nicollet Mall
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Nicollet Mall
600 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

If you or your betrothed are looking for a more romantic place to propose, you will have approximately 11 blocks to choose from. The Vincent or Barrio are two great restaurants along Nicollet Mall to consider. What better way to propose to your beloved than at a premiere restaurant over a wonderful meal?

Minnehaha Park
4801 S. Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN 55417

This site has breathtaking views to enchant anyone. With the gorgeous trees, overlooks and bluffs, as well as several sculptures, one could see why many "love at first sight" couples may choose this site. The park has a 53-foot waterfall that just spells "romantic proposal site" for you and your betrothed.

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Lake Harriet
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55409

If you or someone you know is planning to propose and you love the outdoors, what better way to say "I love you" and "I want to spend the rest of my life with you" than with a fabulous ride on this gorgeous lake in a canoe. If you want to add a little more personal touch to the proposal, bring along a picnic basket and put the engagement ring on top of a beautiful cupcake you either made or bought for the special occasion.

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The Stone Arch Bridge
Southeast Main St.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

This magnificent sight is a Minnesota icon in the city of Minneapolis. This beautiful sight over Father Hennepin offers a breathtaking view over Bluff's Park, Mills Ruins Park and West River Parkway. As you drop to one knee, take the hand of your betrothed and ask them to marry you, the breathtaking views will lead them right into saying what you want to hear. The scene will be right out of a Harlequin romance novel as you wait and stand there for a brief moment in time before the joyful "yes."

Mill City Museum
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Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 341-7555

This old and beautiful structure is one of the more popular spots for a marriage proposal. The stone walls of this rustic ruin structure will stroke any architect's ego or curiosity and coach them right into marrying the one that they love more than anything in the world. So, if you or someone you know plan on tying the knot soon, try out Mill City Museum. Feel free to take a walk around the ruins while letting the moment set in.

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Misty Wesley is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. Her work can be found on

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