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Lake Harriet

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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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Great concerts

This is a lovely park to go to for a walk around the lake, but our main reason for going is the summer concerts. The seating is good, and there's room to dance in front of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a lovely park to go to for a walk around the lake, but our main reason for going is the summer concerts. The seating is good, and there's room to dance in front of the stage. They have all kinds of groups that play there, so there's something for everyone. There's food/snacks/treats that can be purchased on sight.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a lovely city lake, and very family friendly. You can watch the beautiful sailboats, maybe take in a concert at the amphitheater, take a walk or bike or skate around the perimeter on user-friendly walking and bike trails, have a bite to eat or an f=great ic e cream cone at the outdoor restaurant area, and just enjoy... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Free nightly concert all summer at the beautiful bandshell. Their is a food venue that has the best popcorn....along with many other choices. If you wish, you may bring your own picnic and enjoy the music while watching the sail boats floating on Lake Harriet. We also enjoy the annual kite flying exhibit in January. Hundreds of people flying kites... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 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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16 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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