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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 #3 of 115 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Sometimes after work we drive to lake Harriet, eat at the café near band-stage, watch people, walk around the lake(about 1 hr) and after this listen to a music concert. It is wonderful that the Minneapolis has all of these recreational activities at the same location - Lake Harriett.

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Minneapolis
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Minneapolis is blessed with numerous lakes and streams- a quantity of water that is stunning for visitors from the many drier parts of the country and world. The early city planners wisely chose to create a chain of parks along the string of lakes running therough the midst of the city. Each lake has its own charms but I have... More

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Peterson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I LOVE the Lake Harriet area! It is so beautiful and not as crowded as Lake Calahoun. There is a walking path and a running path around the lake that also connects to other trails if you want a longer ride. You can rent bikes, canoes, paddle boards, and other things. It is a great couples and family atmosphere!!

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is a bit off the main downtown area, but well worth the visit. We rented bikes (nice ride) to get there. You pass by several lakes before lake Harriet. All with their own beauty. The houses, should I say mansions?, along the lake are tastefully built. Each with its own nicely maintained garden. It is a delightful place to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lake Harriet is one fine example of Minneapolis' commitment to providing Parks & Recreation to City residents year-round. I walk, run, or ski around the lake three or four times a week in every season. It is a wonderful, family-friendly place to take a stroll, a jog, or an all-out fitness run. People are generally cheerful and understanding about stray... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Don't miss the Art Cars (annual) Parade in July. A parade of cars, motorcycles and bicycles decorated in ridiculous and sometimes hilarious designs. Bring a camera. Cars line up at the Lyndale Park Rose Garden near Lake Harriet.

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Weedsport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautiful park in a beautiful neighborhood. We visited the rose garden at the height of the season. If you enjoy flowers this is a must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

With all these lakes within the city limits it makes Minneapolis a very active city which is nice to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My favorite of the Chain of Lakes. Beautiful walk around the lake with shade around most of it. Lovely rose garden, beaches and bandshell with pretty good music every night in the summer. Also, less crowded for walking than Calhoun. Beautiful homes around it as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lake Harriet is one of the chain of lakes that live just outside of downtown Minneapolis. Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Cedar lake make up this chain. Lake Harriet has a beautiful bandshell, canoes for rent and a small restaurant all on site. These lakes are possibly the most popular attraction in Minneapolis and something that... More

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