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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #14 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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469 reviews 469 reviews
150 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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Alton, IL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Minneapolis knows how to showcase and utilize urban lakes/green space. Take a drive or get out and walk. Great signage, good vibes, beautiful nature and homes.

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