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Lake Calhoun

West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612 661 4800
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Ranked #12 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Omaha, Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to either go to the beach and layout, or take a long walk around the lake. Each view is gorgeous. Lots of green and has some great views of the Minneapolis sky line. Also, close to midtown with some great places to eat and shop.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We take walks around lake calhoun often! and we enjoy it every single time. We have also gone kayaking on the lake which is fun. The Tin Fish restaurant beside the lake is perfect after some nice physical activity around the lake.

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Cork, Ireland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love the lakes in Minneapolis...You can stroll around, lie on the beach, go rollerblading, cycling, running. It's insanely pleasing and relaxing doing this in the middle of the city when the weather is great. Love it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful during the winter, even better during they summer. Unfortunately there are not enough cafés or restaurants on the lake to enjoy the views

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent two days of our vacation visiting Lake Calhoun. We enjoyed walking around the lake, renting bikes and biking around the lake, and watching the various boaters. The day we were there was extremely windy and the sailboats were having a tough time staying upright, so it was interesting to watch them trying to right themselves back afloat! They... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

it is a very good place for biking, running, and walking. but remember to bring your GPS because the roads are confusing there.

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Hong Kong
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

similar to other lakes in that area, and there is a path you can walk or cycling to other lakes, may be a good activity in summer

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Marion, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love visiting lake Calhoun! We have to go at least twice every time we are in the cities. We walk or run with the kids in the stroller and then let them enjoy some time at the park and the beach. Can be very busy, especially on the weekends. Next time, we hope to rent a paddle boat.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The first time i left behind my country India and moved to Minneapolis during February last year. Saw a frozen lake for the first time in my life. I just looked at it. Later that summer when i saw the pristine lake at its full glory in the golden sunshine just fell in love with the scenery before me. WOW!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great, quiet, peaceful outing. A wonderful way to shake your Minneapolis' frozen memories. After going for a walk around the lake I came to understand why people choose to live in this city. After a while you even forget the snow and the freezing feeling I had other times in the city.

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