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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 115 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The park system, band shell, massive area for biking, fishing, swimming, jogging, beautiful scenery and location for all ages. Very well maintained. Cheap place to bring the family and have a picnic day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just like Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoon, but a little less busy. The band shell is an iconic Minneapolis landmark.

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