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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

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Address: 400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
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+1 612-661-4800

40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city

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Hop on a "Nice Ride" bike for the best views in Minneapolis

Grand Rounds trail winds through the jewel box of lakes in South Minneapolis - Harriet, Calhoun, Cedar, Isles and Nokomis with safe and minimal contact with traffic. You can go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mary B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grand Rounds trail winds through the jewel box of lakes in South Minneapolis - Harriet, Calhoun, Cedar, Isles and Nokomis with safe and minimal contact with traffic. You can go round and round for days, or end up at the wonderful Tin Fish restaurant while you appreciate the amazing magnificence of the Minnehaha Falls. This part of the trail is... More 

Thank Mary B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minneapolis is a bicycler's Eden, with numerous dedicated paved and gravel trails along with street-side lanes covering hundreds of miles. I'd characterize Grand Rounds as a "foundational" path looping much of the city and Mississippi River, with radial spokes of suburban trails intersecting along the way. My opinion is that some of the other suburban trails are in better shape... More 

Thank Michael K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grand Rounds is without a doubt a gem in the twin cities for outdoor recreation. I circumvent the entire route several times a year. Great places to people watch, stop for a snack, and just experience Minneapolis!

Thank kirkatk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grand Rounds is a series of connected parkways (real parkways-- not those freeways they call parkways out east. These are 25 mph, mostly two lane, some one-way, through parks) around most of the city's lakes, along Minnehaha Creek and along the Mississippi River. Separate bike and pedestrian paths. A fantastic all day bike ride-- winter or summer (the paths... More 

Thank sheldon m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice trail system, signs everywhere, fun places to stop for a snack or coffee or cold beverage. Trails are really crowded on warm summer afternoons, go earlier if you want to avoid the crowds.

Thank Aud L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Bike, walk, run, or travel by car to see the beauty of Minneapolis. The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway is an excellent way to see the beauty of Minneapolis and its different and quaint neighborhood. Taking this option allows you to see inside the city and it's first ring suburbs. Don't pass the Eloise Butler Gardens without a stop. There are... More 

Thank Alexander N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Minneapolis has so many outdoor hidden treasures. This is an inexpensive and refreshingly outdoorsy experience for city folks. Go by bike, stops by car, or even walk it a portion at a time. You won't be sorry.

Thank DottieLouChief
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

I need to go back, there was so much to take in and I wasn't able to do so in 1 trip. Went to a Vikings game and the stadium is magnificent. Super clean and friendly.

Thank Unclejohn69
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a great way to see scenic Minneapolis. I loved biking it and would recommend everyone to do this route.

Thank Michael L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Minneapolis is a very bike friendly town (except in winter) and the Grand Rounds byway is a great way to see many of the city's unique and beautiful sites, especially on a bike. There are many rental bikes available and the byway features detailed maps. You will get to experience the Mississippi River in multiple locations, Minnehaha Creek and the... More 

Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis

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