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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #20 of 117 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails
Activities: Driving
Description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
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Hong Kong
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
15 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
200 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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
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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38 reviews 38 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
82 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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