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Lake of the Isles

Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
612 661 4800
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Ranked #6 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Mpls
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great for outdoor activities whether it's walking, biking, rollerblading, ice skating or just hanging out. Lake and neighborhood are very scenic. Great views of downtown.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice running trail around one of the quieter lakes in the chain of lakes. The luminary loppet in the winter is an amazing event if you have the opportunity to participate too. Our dog also loves to play at the dog park in the neighborhood.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous place in the city to walk, look at views, beautiful homes, and great people. It's a winding path near restaurants and shops in places.

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stillwater, mn
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It's not the busiest lake, but it's the best one to walk around. The views of the homes around the lake are great and the fact it's not a round lake make it more interesting. If you only can visit one lake in Mpls, make it this one.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love Lake of the Isles! So Quiet! Great views of downtown! Almost like a hidden GEM! Calhoun and Harriet can get so busy! Dont think you can swim here tho! And definitely know bandshell or tin fish around:/ Just million dollar homes surrounding the lake!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This park is great for running. There are many good trails/paths throughout Minneapolis. I enjoyed running from downtown, through Uptown, into the park. I always felt safe and the sights near dusk are great.

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Chartres, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Nothing finer than enjoying a sunset and walking along a duck filled lake in the midst of a major metropolitan center. Very uniquely peaceful as you stroll past Wright designed homes.

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Minneapolis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Walk, jog, bike or drive around the Lake and check out the beautiful houses that line the Lake. Rent a canoe or kayak at Lake Calhoun and paddle your way around this Lake.

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This lake is part of the Grand Rounds of parks in Minneapolis. With separate walking and biking paths it is a safe and pleasant way to enjoy a leisurely walk or ride in one of natures beautiful settings.

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Chaska, MN
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44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have lived in Minneapolis for most of my 68 years. If I had just one walk before I died, this would be it. There is not one thing that thane this walk to the supreme level, but it it the totaltility of the experience that separates it from all of the other lake walks in the "City of The... More

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