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Loring Park

1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2256
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Ranked #46 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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347 reviews 347 reviews
153 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Loring Park is located on the western edge of Downtown Minneapolis near the Basilica of Saint Mary. It is also next to the I-94 freeway so it is not the quietest Park in a city. It is an older park as the land was acquired and the park built around 1885. It is named in honor of the first president... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This wonderful little park holds a special place for us. Shortly after we were married and moved to the cities, we went to this park to eat some corn nuts and relax. Before long, we found ourselves surrounded by squirrels and we ended up feeding them the corn nuts during the rest of time there. In so doing, we found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a lovely gem of a park just a short walk from the main downtown area. A beautiful small lake to walk around (and fish in, if you are so inclined), big trees, lots of benches in shade or sun as desired, meandering walkways, and a gorgeous perennial garden. There is some noise from the freeway, but the park... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Beautiful park with walkways and flowers everywhere. We didn't come across any homeless people as mentioned in other reviews, just walkers, bikers and people enjoying the grounds. If you stop here, make sure you cross the bridge over the street to go to the Sculpture Gardens where the large spoon and cherry is. Highly recommend both parks!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Loring Park is nice get away park within walking distance of downtown. My visit did not include any of the homeless or street noise another reviewer mentioned. I did see families, bike riders and some folks sunning in the grass. There is a nice lake and plenty of benches. It is also directly across the highway from the Walker Art... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Loring Park is an easy walk from downtown Minneapolis. The park is a nice place to sit and relax. The down side is the traffic noise and homeless people.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Lovely walks around the pond, tennis courts and gardens. A garden in the city. Very close to the Walker Art museum and sculpture garden, you can spend the whole day strolling in a lovely setting.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

A nice place to take a stroll around a pond with a friend. There's a cute little dog park. Just an over-all pleasant place, and if you need coffee Dunn brothers is just across the street.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Check out Loring Park when you visit the Walker and Sculpture Garden -- a pedestrian bridge to walk across. It's an urban park for a short stroll -- beautiful fountain.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The park is absolutely gorgeous! It was a perfect weather day, and walking from the Hyatt was the best way to get to the park with out driving. I was also happy to be able to cross the "overpass" bridge to see the sculpture garden on the other side. Volunteers were out that day tending to the gardens. Just sitting... More

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