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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #18 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails
Activities: Driving
Description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
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Calgary, Canada
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293 reviews 293 reviews
168 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Used the Nice Ride bike share program bicycles to tour around Grand Rounds. The path is an easy ride with a few small hills. There is a lot to see; the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Park and falls, Riverfront Minneapolis, etc. It was easy to return the bike and take the light rail back to downtown when we were ready to... More

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Miami, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of my bucket list items is to travel at least one national Scenic Byway in every state. Luckily for me, this one was closer than I thought. Enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes along the river and the lakes. Will visit again!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
73 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
71 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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