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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Address: 400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Ranked #15 of 87 Activities in Minneapolis
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
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Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city

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

The lakes to the falls and down the river are my favorite parts and wonderful to have this trail laid out. Interesting to see the amount of nature and park we have int he city. Plan a day and bring some money for great places along the way for lunch.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Investment by Hennepin County and Minneapolis in 2011 resulted in re-dedication of the Victory Memorial Parkway that memorialized 768 Hennepin County casualties of WWI. From Wirth Parkway north along tree lined grassy boulevard, check out the flagpole and Abraham Lincoln statue around 44th Avenue North. Black granite benches provide a nice picnic spot in warm weather. Parking spots nearby for... More 

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Hong Kong
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

we drove along the byway to go to the scenic points such as Minnehaha park, chains of lakes, can see a short part of the river. I think cycling along the byway is better than driving a car.

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Richfield
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The grand rounds are a series of roads and bike paths around the city.Start at Harriet and enjoy a concert or swim. From there off to Calhoun. Many people rent a bike or shuffleboard or a canoe. From Calhoun .that a detour around isles and the to Cedar.From Cedar go to Worth parkway. You can stop at a golf course... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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364 reviews 364 reviews
210 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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89 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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