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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 #7 of 117 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Nice place to take a stroll if you like crowded walking paths full of people trying to be seen in an up scale setting.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You can sit, swim, canoe, walk, sail, paddle boat, picnic, enjoy free concerts at the bandshell - a real gem for Minneapolis.

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Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There is a great trail system around the lake to bike with relaxing views of the lake. They also have a seperate trail for walkers where many bring the dogs to walk. There is a cool band shell on the one end. It was a cooler breezy day when I rode but still enjoyed it. Would love to do it... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not much to say: Lake Harriet is a lovely place to visit, very scenic and enjoyable. I was there in early September, and the weather was perfect. Everything was green and lush.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were visiting family in Minneapolis, who live just 15 minutes' walk from Lake Harriet. We made the most of it - we strolled the nearby rose garden, rented paddle boats and kayaks on the lake, and our 13-yr-old tried his hand at fishing for the first time. Twice we enjoyed performances at the bandshell pavilion. The audiences were enthusiastic:... More

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san diego
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went sailing on this lake. Beautiful surrounding area. Upscale for sure, but all the lakes in Minneapolis have upscale neighborhoods.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful lake, scenic view, nice trail, good coffee shop.. What else u need? Isn't it enough motivation to spend ur evening here?

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I admit that I am biased because I live nearby, but Lake Harriet is a true treasure. Walk, bike, fish, swim...you can do it all at this lake whether you are alone or with family or friends.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lake Harriet is one of my favorite city lakes. There is a great park for the kids and awesome trails for the whole family. The bike trail here is awesome, you get your own one way trail around the lake, the only frustration is sometimes clueless riders who just stop in the middle of the path as though they are... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice walkable lake in the heart of the uptown area. Good paths, great scenery, rose garden, and a pavilion for snacks and concerts

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