Directly off 394 is a quiet, hidden, and surprisingly large wild park. While there are other sites in the area, such as Wirth Lake and the Quaking Bog, the Wildflower Garden is the main feature. Started in the 1910s by none other than nature lover Eloise Butler, the garden has been protected and left to grow (mostly) wild. The 12 or so acres have paths and a few features such as bridges over a stream and some signs. Despite these small signs of human encroachment, the native plants are left to flower and spread. Sit awhile and you may also see some of the wild animals and birds that inhabit the area.

1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405