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Lake Harriet

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Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800

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Lots of shade for hot weather days. Each time we visit Twin Cities, we enjoy coming here for a walk around the lake before heading to a restaurant for dinner. Lots of people out... read more

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of shade for hot weather days. Each time we visit Twin Cities, we enjoy coming here for a walk around the lake before heading to a restaurant for dinner. Lots of people out walking and running on the trail.

Thank jhbh1961
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I go to Lake Harriet to walk the trails around it while admiring the pretty water views,sailboats,wildlife and also see who I meet going the opposite way. Most people are friendly if you want to stop and pet their dog. It takes me about an hour to walk around medium pace. Also trails for bikers,roller bladers. If you walk counter... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many people know about the band-shell and terrific concerts. But there's also a wonderful (free) playground about 50 yards north of the bandshell. Two separate areas - one for 2-5 year olds, one for 5-12 year olds. Really well done. If you arrive early in the am, you can park free. Otherwise there are lots that require paying.

Thank Seniordad
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fabulous park! Imagine having two young children, walking to Lake Harriet (or driving - lots of parking in a large lot or on nearby streets) & seeing not only a gorgeous lake (where motor boats are not allowed!), but also a superb playground for the kids, a bandshell with lots of seating (& shows most evenings), a trolley... More 

Thank evelynhazzard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lake Harriet, along with Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles (both of which are very close to it) is a treasure. Minneapolis has superb walking and pedestrian paths, and good way finding, to help you enjoy them. Especially when the weather is good, strolling or riding around the lakes is the single best thing you can do here.

Thank Agiocambos
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The City of Minneapolis has made a commitment that no one will live more than 6 miles from a park system with access to a water system. There are seven lakes connected by a series of canals. We were able to enjoy Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and the Lake of the Isle. Each lake had its own personality. Lake Harriet... More 

Thank CyndyandByron
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When my son saw the Minnesota license plates "Land of 10,000 Lakes", he asked "Mom, can we see at least one of them?" Sure thing. My niece recommended Harriet Lake (not to mention that it might be a good spot for Pokémon Go with it's water feature). Parking is so easy. There's a cute bandstand with benchpark seating (too bad... More 

Thank olivenonion
Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here as part of the City Tours- all day trip- around Minneapolis. We marveled at is natural beauty and envied the locals who use it for recreational purposes.

Thank neil102
Santa Fe, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A quick trip from downtown Minneapolis, Lake Harriet is a wonderful respite from the bustle of the city. A 3-mile walk, jog or bike ride around the lake, a visit to the band shell ( and good ice cream!) and a stroll through the nearby gardens are all activities to enjoy in this area. There are also boat rentals available.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Harriet is a very sweet spot in Minneapolis. There are beautiful walking and biking paths around the lake (about 3 miles). A Rose Garden and Bird Sanctuary with wooded trails are on the west side of the lake. Not far from there you'll find a pavillion, playground, picnic areas, and Bread and Pickle restaurant. The charming neighborhood of Linden... More 

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