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Lake of the Isles

Address: Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Ranked #12 of 267 things to do in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks

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Wayne, New Jersey
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214 reviews 214 reviews
31 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just returned from Minneapolis where we participated in the Loppet luminary event. While the absence of significant snow turned this into a "walk only" event, it was a well-run and magical winter experience. Congrats to the organizers of this event. Great job.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been walking this lake since I was young. Very relaxing, nice neighborhood, paths are clean and clear.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Many of the older and large homes around the Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis are beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Driving can be a little slow getting there and getting around, but if you are relaxed your eyes will bless you with some fine sights.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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155 reviews 155 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nothing like going around Lake of the Isles-walking, running, biking. Great homes, nice waters, 2.6 easy miles. This is vintage Minneapolis and always a pleasure to go in any season. Would like to live on the lake.

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Mesa, Arizona
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a nice lake to walk. There are many beautiful homes along the shore. The park is nice, too. This is one of the better neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

some of the fondest memories ever for me--other than that--I will never want to live here again--never ever never -- the winters are so terrible that I have never forgotten after 32 years

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Albertville, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I like it better than Lake Calhoun or Lake Harriet but I could think of a lot of other places to go for a walk or drive here in the Twin Cities.

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Orlando, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's not hard to see why this lake attracts geese, dogs, bikers, walkers, ice skaters and all variety of seekers of natural beauty. A beautiful setting surrounded by some amazing homes. The lake is small enough to make a gentle walk or run and beautiful no matter the season.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like how Lake of the Isles isn't round. I have always enjoyed a good walk around the lake and looking at the beautiful houses that surround it. Ice skating in the winter is a real treat too.

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Paris, France
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great little place to house-admire, bike, get off the busy lanes of Uptown. Fantastic and quiet. The full loop is a couple miles so you can get a good run/bike in. The houses in the area are amazing, old school mid-west...very charming. The chain of lagoons makes for a scenic walk.

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