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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #17 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails
Activities: Driving
Description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

nice scooter ride at 25mph, many easy places to stop, parl and enjoy, don't miss it. Minnehaha park and the falls

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The thing I love about Minneapolis is their bike rental system called Nice Ride similar to the Velibe in Paris. For $6 a day and $1.50 an hour depending on how long the bike is checked in and out across it's numerous rental stations, you can get around basically anywhere in the twin cities core metro including a large part... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The paths on the south and west sides of the Rounds are connected by lakes and streams. It is very beautiful. East side is along Mississipi river, which is equally good. However, the north and northeast sides are just along neighborhood roads. It you don't have enough time, just skip it and you don't miss a thing . One bad... More

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
74 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Rather it runs through residential neighborhoods and even though the general perception is that his bike trail should help cyclists avoid the heavy traffic areas, it diverts the cycling traffic too far from the city scene toward the suburban homes and spookiness. There are some nice sections along the Mississipi river and the Uptown lakes but the northern section of... More

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Houston, TX
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If Grand Rounds sounds boring, put that idea out of your head. If you are interested in heading downtown and checking out the locks at St. Anthony near the iconic Gold Medal Flour sign, and milling ruins, this is for you. If you are interested in biking to a beach on a serene city lake, this is for you. We... More

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Nice water views and attractive homes along this drive. Worth spending a couple hours. There are some historic sites along the way to see too. Make sure you get maps of the drive, though. It's easy to miss a turn and/or end up somewhere you didn't intend. Obviously, some scenic drives in natural areas top this one, but for city... More

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wever ia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Wanders around Minneapolis with some great vistas, lakes and parks. If you get tired, jump on the light rail.

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Bloomington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Minneapolis is lucky to have this great trail which seems to go on for ever, around lakes, thru the city.. Good for families too.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This chain of lakes in the Grand Round is amazing...you can drive it, bike it, or walk it. We've lived in West suburb of Minneapolis for years and finally took the time to explore the Grand Round...in fact we spent a whole day exploring each part of the area! (I must admit that we DROVE rather than bike...). Take a... More

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East Meadow, New York
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179 reviews 179 reviews
45 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The roads leading from one lake to another and around the city are excellent. Minneapolis has clearly invested money in its roadways and unless you are in major rush hour timing, it is convenient and easy to get around. It is lovely to see that this city is designed around its waterways and that there are great views in so... More

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