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Address: 925 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1040
Phone Number: 612-338-7777
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in...

The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in downtown Minneapolis. Relaxing and enjoyable for all ages. Carriage drivers provide both cultural and historical narration during the ride. All rides are private. A variety of pickup locations and tour durations available. Maximum of 4 adults per carriage. Reservations are highly recommended.

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A "must do" when in Minneapolis.

Arthur is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. The evening was perfect and my "birthday-wife" enjoyed it immensely. We will probably make this more than a one time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arthur is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. The evening was perfect and my "birthday-wife" enjoyed it immensely. We will probably make this more than a one time excursion. I have lived in Minneapolis all my life and never knew about the Nicollet Island history. The carriage ride goes all year round, we found out.

Thank chufadog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a carriage ride for our anniversary. The ride is very nice and charming down cobblestone streets and quaint neighborhoods. Nice views of the river. The two drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. Our horse was "Frank" and he did very well! 😊

Thank Cody S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time! Informative just enough. Marty was a great horse and Carol and Natalie were very welcoming and kind. We did the one hour around Nicolette Island. It was beautiful. Our kids, 4 and 6, loved it!!

Isanti, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing time on our horse drawn carriage ride! We took the 830 ride and were timed just right for a beautiful sunset! The views of downtown were amazing, our driver was so friendly and knowledgeable and we would SO recommend this tour to couples or families looking for something fun to do!

Thank aoconnor1
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In order to ask the love of my life to marry me, I couldn't think of a better place to do it than on the Stone Arch Bridge. After doing a quick Google search, I found The Hitching Company! This was the perfect way to provide that fairytale kind of proposal. We met our drive early and was able to... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We took a carriage in December and although it was cold outside, service and tour was excellent. Before meeting our driver, we popped inside the hotel adjacent to the pick up location for some hot chocolate. We sat at the hotel's bar where you can see the horse pull right up to the window. After being greeted by our driver... More 

Thank JennifereSmith
Waconia, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We had a wonderful time. It was a little chilly, but it is February in Minnesota after all. They had a nice warm blanket for us and everyone was extremely friendly. It was our Anniversary as well as Valentine's Day and they made sure we had plenty of pictures to capture the event. Our horse was Hank and he was... More 

Thank Tami C
Wailea, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I took my granddaughters on this carriage ride as a surprise, They loved the whole experience from meeting Marble the horse to drinking hot chocolate under warm blankets. The temperature was very nice when we started at 4:30 but was chilly as we came across the stone arch bridge. Ask for a tour of the Nicollet island homes at the... More 

Thank Mauiartist100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We just did our trip this last Friday and it was wonderful! It was a little cold outside but they provide big blankets to cuddle up in. We also stopped at the coffee shop and had hot tea that we brought with for the ride. Our driver, Steve was very friendly as was our horse, Marble. We forgot our phones... More 

Thank M S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

My boyfriend bought this trip as a Christmas present for me, and I couldn't have been happier. It was a little chilly when we went so we grabbed Starbucks on our way (food & drink are allowed!) and the carriage driver provided blankets. Our driver was extremely friendly, as was our beautiful horse, King. The skyline/tour itself was perfect, a... More 

Thank Lauryn M

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