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Address: 400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Activities: Driving
Description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city

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The best way to see the city!

If you are wanting to find the perfect drive around Minneapolis by bicycle or car - this is the way to do it! It is a beautiful way to see the city, some of the inner suburbs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are wanting to find the perfect drive around Minneapolis by bicycle or car - this is the way to do it! It is a beautiful way to see the city, some of the inner suburbs, parks, and areas of interest without ever getting on the freeways. The road meanders around the whole city through parks, golf courses, lakes,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Grand Rounds extends WAY farther than you think! Consult a map here: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/trails__parkways/grand_rounds_scenic_byway_system/ to get the full understanding of where it may lead you! It is paved to be super smooth and the signage is great.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You can pick a route that is short or long depending on your time and energy level. Make stops for a leisurely trip, or blast through for a real workout.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Designated in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Grand Rounds is a National Scenic Byway and has 7 districts. My son and I were able to enjoy it on the sightseeing bike tour we went on called The Fit Tourist. We rode bikes through the Downtown Riverfront and saw Saint Anthony Falls, Boom Island Park, Nicollet Island Park,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was the centerpiece to our trip while out here for a wedding. We were going to rent bikes from freshbikes but ended up just using the NiceRide system. It worked well enough though the bikes are pretty standard and heavy city hybrids (bring your own helmet). Plenty of stations around the byway to drop off the bikes every 30... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Trails go for miles and miles all over Minneapolis, St. Paul and adjoining suburbs within the 494 and 694 ring highways. Multiple places to bike, although a good idea to take a friend or bike lock if you plan on stopping along the way. There is reason Minneapolis is rated the second best biking city in the country. It would... More 

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Minneapolis takes the cake when it comes to bike trails and the Grand Rounds gives you many ways to see the city and has a good map and road marker system. If you enjoy riding, come to Minneapolis and find your HAPPY place!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

On bike, in car, on cross country skis...find a map of the Grand Rounds and experience the beauty of the Twin Cities and see the outdoorsy people who live here!

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a wonderful system. I've really enjoyed everything I've seen on the Grand Rounds. Ties the city together in a lovely way.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful. By bike, walking or car. Go when you have lots of time, Drove around it in my car. Beautiful. Also shows the dedication to the parks and access to the people in Minneapolis. Each lake unique and beautiful. Lots of people enjoying themselves. Separate trails for walkers and bikers/skateboarders. So each can enjoy without interference from the other.

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