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Lake Calhoun

West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612 661 4800
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Ranked #13 of 118 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great lake with bike/walk/run path. View of the city and small marina. Usually pretty busy with people being active!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are looking for a nice activity on a sunny day- try this lake. It is just over 3 miles around. Takes under an hour. There are canoe/kayak/paddle boat rentals availables too! Best people watching in the Twin Cities. Some of the paths are a little narrow - so watch where you are walking (as some share the bike... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In the middle of a city, it's hard to find such an accessible area for family activities. Great spot!

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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The lake area really isn't my kind of walk or drive. If you want to see this area go to Lake of the Isles it is the best walk and use your time seeing other attractions in the cities.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I loved the breeze at lake Calhoun. Its the feel of freedom. One can spend a whole evening sitting there and just be with themselves. Very nice and inspiring place for artists.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We wanted to sit on a bench and people watch. What a wonderful place to do just that. The lake is beautiful. We were lucky to be there when the weather was perfect. Dog walkers, bike riders, boaters, walkers, joggers, groups, singles, babies, teens, couples. All of it. Great place to kick back and enjoy life.

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of the great sights in Minneapolis-St Paul, Lake Calhoun would be a tourist's delight- we visited and walked around the lake after a nice brunch on a weekend in May. There is also a "beach" area where you see people getting some sun. Great place for a walk, bringing pets and having a relaxed afternoon. Kayak/ boat rentals are... More

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Whether you are looking for a nice walk or a jog or looking to ride your bike there is a great trail system around this lake. There are several places to pay and park and some free parking along the street that goes around the lake too. The side streets also have parking. This trail system is seperated between the... More

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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I rented a kayak on Lake Calhoun and was pleasantly surprised to learn that several lakes are connected making for a magnificent leisurely kayaking experience. The morning was capped off with a delicious fish taco from Tin Fish for lunch. Get there early...the lineups can be long and slow.

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

You can rent kayaks, paddle-boards, paddle-boats, and all sorts of other water gear by the hour, there's a nice little food stand where they have fish and icecream. Its just perfect for summer time! Stuff to do, food to eat, and beautiful area!

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