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Lake Calhoun

Address: West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Ranked #10 of 94 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk, bike, run, walk your pet or what ever around the lakes. Weekends are very busy with Calhoun the trendy lake and Harriet the more family oriented one. On a nice day a very nice place to walk

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Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great walking, jogging and bike paths. Amazing view of the Minneapolis skyline along the trail as well as the lake itself.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited this lake in both Summer and winter. The summer visit was on a warm weekend. The lake was slightly crowded with sun bathers on walkers around the park. They was an option for Kayak. During winter the lake was frozen was I could walk over the the lake.

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Winnipeg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If your in the Twin Cities during the spring, summer, or fall, you must head to Lake Calhoun. Spend the afternoon walking around the lake, or just hanging out at the beach and looking at the skyline. Easily my favourite place to visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wow! What a beautiful place to be on a hot,humid, July evening.Love the beautiful lake,people,and food.Walk out onto the dock and watch the sun set and just say" AHHHHH! So NICE! " Try the fish tacos at the scenic Tin Fish restaurant, Sooo Scrumptious! Sit on the outdoor patio and watch the jet planes coming in for a landing.Lake Calhoun... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of the best lakes to come to. Big and pretty all around many people enjoy this area and there are many restaurants in the area walking distance also shops.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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