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Chain of Lakes

Address: 400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Ranked #11 of 87 Activities in Minneapolis
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Bodies of Water, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by...
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Bodies of Water, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Get here early - it gets crowded because there is so much to do! We went canoeing and also rented bikes after because we were having so much fun. If we had more time to spend here, we would have brought some snacks and took a break halfway around the lake. If you love the outdoors, this is a must... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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783 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They have a bike path around the lakes so naturally we found a bike rental place and had a great day riding it is great fun to ride when it is this flat

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I thoroughly enjoy the Chain of Lakes no matter the time of year or mode of transport. They are great to hang out at during the summer when free events - or just people watching - abound and have a charm about them throughout the year. I make sure to always take visitors here and will often just swing by... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have lived in Minneapolis for decades. The chain of lakes has been at the center of that experience. From playing volleyball at Lake Calhoun to riding bike/running around the entire chain. Enjoyable all four seasons. A must for visitors who wish to understand our city. And I met my wife at Lake Calhoun..... Just sayin'

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In the heart of Minneapolis with a beautiful waterfall and a huge park! Worth the trip! Fall colors were beautiful this year!

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Miami, Florida
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196 reviews 196 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Minneapolis is the only City I have been too that can offer this fresh water lake experience right downtown. The City is surrounded by ten (10) to twelve (12) beautiful lakes. Minneapolis takes their Lakes serious and has running ,walking and bike paths around all the Lakes. During the warmer months several of the larger lakes have bandstand and concession... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Continuous trail (although we didn't go all the way) around the beautiful neighborhoods. Would have loved to have the time for a run when we were there!

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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

See this area on Sunday morning before the city wakes up otherwise it is to crowded with people wanting to be seen in an upscale location.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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495 reviews 495 reviews
156 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is one of the highlights of Minneapolis. There's so much to do. You can walk, bike, canoe, sail, swim, sit and picnic. In spring, summer & wall, with the right weather, they are beautiful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the best things to do in Minneapolis is spend the day walking, running, rollerblading, or biking around the Chain of Lakes. The scenery can't be beat.

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