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“A must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612 661 4800
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Ranked #5 of 169 things to do in Minneapolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are visiting in the summer, the bandstand has top notch talent playing. A walk around the lake and a concert with famous popcorn makes for a delightful evening.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places to be.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great for walking, kayaking, listening to music, people watching.....I am so lucky this is one of my neighborhood lakes.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wooded and hilly lake similar to those of Western MI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Reminds me of lakes in Western MI. Plenty of trees, but it can get busy and the bike paths narrow a bit too much at times.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lake Harriet is frequently visited by families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I love Lake Harriet because each lake has it's own feel to it. Lake Harriet is more family oriented just because there is the bandshell there. If you look during the summer, free movies in the park are great. There is even a website:
www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/
Lake Harriet is calmer than Lake Calhoun, but again is family oriented. If you want to avoid some traffic, I suggest walking there. There are sailboats and a couple summer beaches. But, I love to walk to the bandshell and get ice cream, popcorn, and then listen to the free music in the summer. The best part, is you can bring a picnic and watch a movie or listen to music and it's in the open air and FREE!

Visited July 2012
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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“rent a bike and ride around the lakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Make sure you go to Peace Park, it is lovely. The lakes are a great place to rent a bike, go for a walk, or a swim in the summer. I hear you can skate on the lake in the winter.

Visited October 2012
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