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Lake Harriet

West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612 661 4800
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Ranked #5 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Chicago, Illinois
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236 reviews 236 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

With all these lakes within the city limits it makes Minneapolis a very active city which is nice to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My favorite of the Chain of Lakes. Beautiful walk around the lake with shade around most of it. Lovely rose garden, beaches and bandshell with pretty good music every night in the summer. Also, less crowded for walking than Calhoun. Beautiful homes around it as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lake Harriet is one of the chain of lakes that live just outside of downtown Minneapolis. Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Cedar lake make up this chain. Lake Harriet has a beautiful bandshell, canoes for rent and a small restaurant all on site. These lakes are possibly the most popular attraction in Minneapolis and something that... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Charming urban lake with an awesome path! Lots of activity on the path and really beautiful views across the water. Beautiful rose garden and on one side there are bike rentals and a little park. The night I was exploring, there was a symphony playing. There is construction around the lake right now, so that made getting there a slight... More

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Ardsley, New York
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74 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A gorgeous setting around a lovely lake. The area has a refreshment stand , many tables to sit on as well as benches throughout.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This lake, as most others located within the city limits of Minneapolis, is a gift to us from the early generation of city founders who wisely decided to prioritize the public's use of these natural water resources and denied the owning of private property to the water's edge. The size of Lake Harriet makes it especially lovely for a trip,... More

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Rochester, MN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of several really nice places to discover what life in the twin cities is really like. Great people watching and a great place to walk a dog, bike or roller blade.

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West Jordan, Utah
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped here for a couple of hours after the Mall of America and before a baseball game. It really is a lovely lake with a beautiful walking trail and separate biking trail. My boys loved playing in the lake and I loved the peaceful setting. I wish we'd had more time here to walk around the lake completely. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lake Harriet was absolutely lovely. We joined the many people walking around this scenic lake. Afterwards we were treated to a free Jazz Concert which was exceptional. What a great evening! You could also rent a bike or go boating.

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Hong Kong
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47 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this lake has a beautiful house on the lakeside, may be an attractive point for people to go there, it can be a place for concert and wedding, you can also buy some snacks and drinks there

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