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Lake Harriet

Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800
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Ranked #6 of 267 things to do in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lake Harriet is one of the chain of lakes in Minneapolis. It is so beautiful. Typically in the spring, summer and fall and sometimes in the winter on a nice day I will walk around the Lake with a friend. There are always so many people jogging, biking, walking and enjoying the Lake. There is also a bandshell where concerts... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lake Harriet is amazing for walking, people watching and falling in love! There entertainment at the bandshell is really great too! And you can bring a picnic to enjoy while you are listening to the great music!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The bandshell here has great music at this park. You can hear the wonderful music even at a distance away, so you don't have to be seated up close to the band, although there are many benches available to sit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lake Harriet is a lot of fun! They have movies in the park some summer evenings and live music most of the summer. I took sailing lessons there a few years back too. There's just a lot to do there.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I walked with a friend here for a very long time, and it was beautiful- even in the winter. As one of the main lakes near minneapolis, it too is popular, but not as crowded as Calhoun. Definitely secluded and just as beautiful however. Great if you want to exercise with a view!

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Callaway, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lake Harriet has always been high on my memory list over the years from riding the old Como Harriet trolly line going to Gopher hockey games, passing thru Linen Hills and in the early 1950's this was a grand adventure. And the street car still here for short runs as a tourist attraction. And I remember going to get fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The kite festival was 01/17/2015 and it was a gorgeous day. Families, couple and singles were out in droves to enjoy a winter day at moderate temperatures of 30 degrees. We were with our adorable black lab who ran ahead of us when we were in the middle of the lake away from people. It was so wonderful I went... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

most family friendly lake and less of a 'scene' than lake calhoun. Bread & Pickle has great food and ice cream!!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A magnificent lake with paths to be traveled on foot, in the running race or in bicycle. To stroll, to keep shape. A restaurant is near the marina.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went canoeing on the lake last summer. We had a great time. Always a treat to go to Lake Harriet. A patch of peace in the city.

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