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“Lovely family friendly beach!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun
West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612 661 4800
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Ranked #11 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Woodstock, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely family friendly beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great place to walk, ride your bike or hang out at the beach. With a view of lovely houses surrounding it, and cafes on one end, there's something for everyone.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The City Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lake Calhoun is the "craziest" lake in Minneapolis from our experience. We call it the "City Lake", because it reminds us at times of Chicago's lakefront with the throngs of people and greater diversity of activities & people. It is not always a great lake to ride around on your bike (esp. if you are with the kids), but if you are experienced it can be wonderful. Unlike Harriet, there are volleyball games, sunbathers, and playgrounds along the path. Additionally, the food here is wonderful... but be prepared to wait a long, long time (both for ordering and for getting your food) when the day is beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Loved walking around the lake and taking in the area sights. Lovely houses and nice shops in the area. The place is very well maintained and enjoyable.

Visited August 2013
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Regina, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great day for the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Beautiful little lake with beach area. Wish we had time to do more of the trendy shops along the way. Next time I would take more time for that.

Visited August 2013
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Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A beautiful, accessible lake with separate paths for walkers and bikers. The grounds were lovely and well-maintained. My husband and I drive to Lake Calhoun at sunset to watch the sunset then enjoy the view of downtown Minneapolis in the background. Very beautiful and romantic!

Visited July 2013
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