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Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800

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Lovely Minneapolis

If you are new to the twin cities or are visiting, you must do a walk around Lake Harriet. It is beautiful and scenic. There isn't anything that will give you a feel for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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St Paul
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Not the most friendly place but nice for a brisk walk around a lake. Everyone seems to be in a hurry and not very friendly.

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St Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you are new to the twin cities or are visiting, you must do a walk around Lake Harriet. It is beautiful and scenic. There isn't anything that will give you a feel for Minneapolis like a stroll around the lake. You will see the people, their kids, dogs and boaters. It's about 40-minutes at an average pace.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I like lake Harriet because of its convenient proximity to my house, but it is always packed during nice weather. Otherwise, the paths are clean and well maintained. There's always something going on around the bandshell area during the summer evenings.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The bandshell is a great outdoor venue with a wide variety of acts. I mainly run or bike around Harriet year round. It is always a good experience.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I can't express how much I enjoy this lake! If you're looking to bike, run, walk, play ultimate, or simply relax, this is the place for you. It's most beautiful in summer and fall.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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