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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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My favorite lake

Best lake to spend time at, less crowded, more scenic. Love the summer movies and music in the park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Best lake to spend time at, less crowded, more scenic. Love the summer movies and music in the park.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We walked around a portion of the lake and came upon the amphitheater with a performance in progress. There is a place to get a burger and ice cream, and seating right by the lake. Kayaks and canoes can be rented. A great spot to have a stroll and "people watch".

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for people watching and to take our two dogs for a walk. Great band shell and the food and ice cream at the restaurant is really good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lake Harriet is a great place to visit any time of year. I ride my bike there often during good weather and take the connecting route that ties it to Lake Calhoun. It is fun to ride around both lakes, sit on the beaches or have a snack at the band shell at Harriet.

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SIERRA MADRE
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I lived in Uptown Minneapolis for years after college. One of our favorite things to do (along with everyone else in the city) was walk the Lakes, especially in summer and almost always Lake Harriet. This place holds such a special place in my memories! In the summer it was the best strawberry ice cream at the stand near the... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visit the Lake Harriet Band Shell on a summer day and you'll be amazed by the talent in our city! Bread & Pickle, the restaurant, serves up some good fare and the ice cream cones are the bomb.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A wonderful place to walk, bike, or run around. A beautiful in-city lakes with wonderful (read expensive) homes that overlook this Minneapolis gem. If visiting in the summer season, rent a bike and ride around the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Like they say,5 billion passengers and not a single fatality.This ride in a 1900's streetcar is a unique experience right next to lake Harriet.A must do for rail fans and people who like to know about the heritage of the area.I wonder why people don't mention it as one of the things to do in minneapolis

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Forest Lake, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Always makes for a nice afternoon. Ample parking, very nice walking paths, lots of places to stop and take a break.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A beautiful place to stroll, ride a bike, go for a run or just sit and enjoy the day sitting by the lake.

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Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis

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