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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

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Address: 400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city

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Multiple Bike Options

The Grand Rounds is a 70 mile (or so) series of biking trails in and around Minneapolis. The beauty is you can ride any portion at any time. The intersect and interconnect, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bill T
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Millersville, Maryland, United States
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Millersville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand Rounds is a 70 mile (or so) series of biking trails in and around Minneapolis. The beauty is you can ride any portion at any time. The intersect and interconnect, so you can pick any length of ride, in numerous areas - lakes, downtown, river, woods. Fun, as easy or challenging as you're feeling, and ready made for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a more challenging way to see Minneapolis. Most of it is on asphalt trails, but there are a few places where one must bike on the street and the route can be a bit confusing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We recently enjoyed the Grand Rounds while on a Segway tour and this is a beautiful way to enjoy the riverfront on Minneapolis on a warm, sunny June day. Not only is there a lot of see and a lot of history, it's a clean and enjoyable way to spend some time outdoors. Make sure you walk across the Stone... More 

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rockford ,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Road construction and bridges closed made it confusing to follow the route, but we enjoyed the stops we made made. We began at Minehaha Falls and enjoyed the downtown parks. Later, after abandoning the route, we ended up on Lake Harriet and enjoyed a park bench! I wish the signs were easier to read, and we would have liked a... More 

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Wausau, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a perfect day of biking this trail but got lost a few times when it wasn't well-marked. It also was quite crowded on a Saturday. Beautiful views, though!

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

3 miles of clean and uncluttured walk around the lake. Do some dog watching as well on a good day as it seems there are as many dogs as humans!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Plenty of bike rental places at various lakes and local bike shops. The trail is well marked, paved, smooth and free of cars, which makes for a great ride. You could go for 200 miles on the vast network of trails for bikes or just go for 5 miles and get a taste of the scenery. Superb cycling infrastructure in... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

One of the hallmarks of the Minneapolis experience. A series of parks and lakes create environmental greenspaces in the city. A national treasure, a real model of urban planning.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We are so lucky to have this wonderful selection of connected trails that connect the lakes, the river and the falls to the rest of the city. From the Grand Rounds via bike you can get anywhere in the city of Minneapolis. With the Nice Ride bikes there is a great opportunity for visitors to Minneapolis to explore the trails... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Great byway for traveling by bike and makes the time fly when commuting and taking in the sights around.

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