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The Hitching Company

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Address: 925 No. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone Number: 612-338-7777
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in...

The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in downtown Minneapolis. Relaxing and enjoyable for all ages. Carriage drivers provide both cultural and historical narration during the ride. All rides are private. A variety of pickup locations and tour durations available. Maximum of 4 adults per carriage. Reservations are highly recommended.

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We just did our trip this last Friday and it was wonderful! It was a little cold outside but they provide big blankets to cuddle up in. We also stopped at the coffee shop and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just did our trip this last Friday and it was wonderful! It was a little cold outside but they provide big blankets to cuddle up in. We also stopped at the coffee shop and had hot tea that we brought with for the ride. Our driver, Steve was very friendly as was our horse, Marble. We forgot our phones... More 

Thank M S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend bought this trip as a Christmas present for me, and I couldn't have been happier. It was a little chilly when we went so we grabbed Starbucks on our way (food & drink are allowed!) and the carriage driver provided blankets. Our driver was extremely friendly, as was our beautiful horse, King. The skyline/tour itself was perfect, a... More 

Thank Lauryn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband surprised me with a late Christmas present and I'm so glad he did! Our driver Mike was engaging, friendly and knew so much about the area. I'd highly recommend for out of town friends/relatives who want to get a great tour of the city, or for an intimate evening exploring the town with your loved ones and friends.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I booked a trip for New Year's Eve along the River. It was very cold, but they gave us blankets. It was so beautiful and everyone was very accommodating. They even took pictures of us, even though it was so cold. We loved it and definitely would do this again. The river and downtown skyline was breathtaking.... More 

Thank lelly2016
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service. Driver was very friendly and informational. Beautiful scenery and well worth the price. Make sure you book in advance because they fill up quickly. A++++++

1 Thank Fritter2005
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

It was wonderful. My girlfriend and I did this for a Christmas celebration and we absolutely loved it. They were on time and the driver was very nice, her name was birdie. If you get her tip her big. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone that is looking for something special to do with their loved ones or just... More 

2 Thank Jordan C
Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Affordable fun for the romantic couple or fun party ride for four through historic Nicollet mall and Loring Park. For only $60 We had so much fun! Who Knew? Driver was on time, and very professional. I did an internet search for something fun for our anniversary, and this idea came up! There were two choices for mid October tours... More 

Thank TonkamanMN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our driver/tour guide/local historian, Mike, was simply perfect. He loves his job, great people person, and has a special connection with people and his horse. We had a multi-generational group (grandma, age 74, her friend, age 80, mid 40s mom and my 11 year old daughter) and all of us absolutely loved it! Mike told us stories we had never... More 

Thank McCartys
Minnesota USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Previously, we did the Harriett Island ride. The driver asked if we wanted him to talk about the history and what we saw, or if we wanted him to be quiet. He helped us into and out of the carriage. We had a good experience, and booked the Minneapolis tour leaving from the Hyatt. If we hadn't done the other... More 

Thank mlovett88
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was my first horse carriage ride and we were celebrating our anniversary. We did the Grand River Tour and I must say it was the best way to end our night after dinner at Oceanaire. We toured the nicer side of Minneapolis, my husband & I have never seen this part (we usually know the bad side and the... More 

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  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
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