The Hitching Company
Sightseeing Tours • Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
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12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in Minneapolis along the Mississippi River. Relaxing and enjoyable for all ages. Carriage drivers provide both cultural and historical narration during the ride. All rides are private. Maximum of 4 adults per carriage. Reservations are highly recommended.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2022

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BoardingPass605135
Acapulco, Mexico1 contribution
Jul 2021
The whole experience was the highlight of our summer social events. Great driver and horse in Noah and Marble, perfect evening weather, interesting sights to view at a leisurely pace, many people calling out that they were envious of us and then topping it all off with a wonderful dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn. We were so enthusiastic about it that this carried over to our next door neighbor and she booked two carriage rides and dinners at the Inn for her parent's anniversary in early August.
Written July 14, 2021
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Jennifer
2 contributions
Feb 2021
The ride was lovely, even it was a very cold day in February. Great route over bridges and through downtown and the park. Our horse Frank was handsome and friendly and our driver Mo was courteous and quite knowledgeable about horses and the history and architecture of the city. The carriage was adorable and well kept with plush velvet seats and garland. I would highly recommend this company and the ride in general. The pick up location had good access to parking and was easy to locate. But, bring a heavy blanket if you are riding in winter.
Written February 26, 2021
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Katherine P
6 contributions
May 2021
We had such a great time. We were 2 little girls (6 & 7 yo), auntie and grandma. Grandma was so excited to have seen Nicollet Island for the first time, in fact it made her completely change her mind about downtown Minneapolis altogether. We thought the scenery was quaint and beautiful and "lovely" according to Grandma. :) The girls thought it was exciting and so much fun. The driver had us guess the horse's weight. Holy cow! Or I should say Holy Horse! I won't give away the answer. Sooo many pedestrians smiled and waved at us, and we thought that was really cool. It was a highlight experience. Thank you!
Written May 11, 2021
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Alan U
New Ulm, MN12 contributions
Jul 2021
Noah was our driver and Frank was our trusty horse. We enjoyed a one-hour scenic tour of the North Loop of historic Minneapolis. The bridges, mills, skyline, and their accompanying stories captivated us and made the time fly by. Walkers, runners, and cyclists smiled and waved as we trotted by. We were sad that our ride had to end but were delighted to spend our anniversary evening in this special way.
Written July 16, 2021
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Kristine P
1 contribution
Nov 2021
We had a gorgeous Fall day for our carriage ride. Arthur was very informative on the history of the area and had a great sense of humor. The views were stunning and we also enjoyed the musicians along our route. We will definitely go back.
Written November 8, 2021
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Tina F
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
What a wonderful experience - our tour guide was fabulous, telling a little about the history of the buildings we went by, how she really enjoys her job and some history about the company. I would highly recommend taking a carriage ride. I can’t wait to do another one. Thank you!
Written November 20, 2022
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serendipity96
Eagan, MN163 contributions
Jul 2021
Enjoyed bringing our out-of-town relatives on a fun carriage ride. Left from the Nicollet Island Inn and spent 30 minutes riding along the river and in a neighborhood of older homes where we had never been. The cobbled streets added to the experience.

Great driver who offered to take a variety of photos at end of the ride.
Written August 1, 2021
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Melissa R
1 contribution
Jun 2021
I took my 3 year old daughter and my mom on a carriage ride for my daughter's birthday, and it was perfect. She was so excited and enjoyed her 30 mins with the scenery around the area. Arthur, our driver was very nice and my daughter was in love with Frank (the horse). I am so happy I decided to take my family here. I will definitely come back in the future and also definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing ride.
Written June 14, 2021
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BlancVelvet
Minnesota2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
We took a 30 min carriage ride around Nicollet Island for our anniversary. Our driver told us about some of the sights. We mostly wanted a quiet ride and he was respectful of our time. It was very nice, romantic, and fun. Highly recommend.
Written September 11, 2021
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Carlos M
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed the conversations we had with Noah and enjoyed the company of Marble (the horse). It was definitely a lovely experience highly recommend to anyone!! Another nice factor about our experience is that you could really tell that Noah really enjoys his work, it didn't feel uncomfortable with him. The views were also very nice, and the time was well spent!! Really happy with the time we spent with Marble and Noah!!! :)
Written August 2, 2021
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