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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #13 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Running
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Owner description: Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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451 reviews 451 reviews
143 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Hong Kong
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the lakes are more of less similar, but Lake Harriet has a beautiful house, a place for concert, wedding, etc. also has some snacks and drinks can be bought. lake Harriet and Calhoun is more crowed, I like lake of Islets which is more quiet and the view is good.

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omaha, ne
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173 reviews 173 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

what is not to love about Lake Calhoun--great walking area--beautifully taken care of and not only do you get great exercise--it is also great people watching:)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love the chain of lakes, spend a lot of time here in the summer. Each lake has its own personality. Plan to jog, walk, blade, or bike around as many as time allows. After work and weekends are prime time.

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