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Lake Harriet Band Shell

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Address: 4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612-661-4785
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Great lake to walk around in the heart of the city.

Love walking this lake and people watching. always great friendly people to see and meet. They have a walking trail and a biking trail so you do not have to compete for space... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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48 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Buy an ice cream cone and listen to the music at the bandshell. Lovely summer evening. Different music offering every night from jazz to classical to chorale.

Thank Sally C
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Love walking this lake and people watching. always great friendly people to see and meet. They have a walking trail and a biking trail so you do not have to compete for space. They have two docks to stop and walk out on. Band shell has a food window with hot food and beer. parking is available at band shell... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Nice place to hear a concert. Room to get up and dance if the music moves you. There are seats available. Productions were very good. Really enjoyed Codesweat Entertainment.

Thank Dave B
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you're in Minneapolis and you get the chance to visit the lake Harriet bandshell, this is a beautiful piece of architecture that's reminiscent of the old days. It's a bandshell that's not only beautiful to look at, but projects sound beautifully. Most of the performances at the bandshell are free to the public. The best secret though is the... More 

Thank lbcomp
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Lots of free concerts happening on weekend nights, schedule available online. Pretty nice playground for the kids nearby.

Thank Ogutarts
San Mateo, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I think what makes this band shell unique is the seating. I have seen band shells in other cities and this one was really designed to maximize the comfort of those attending the performances. Parkbench seating, concession stands, all overlooking the lake with boats, ducks and lots of trees.

Thank olivenonion
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This place has something going almost every night of the summer. It is a joyful place to stop and get something to drink or eat. The actual "dining" food is quite good. The ice cream comes in large portions and is good. The actual bandshell allows for a large crowd to sit and enjoy AND is set up so one... More 

Thank Mj024
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Watched some wonderful music. There was art for sale and I didn't have any money so I used the ATM at the food place and bought the most beautiful painting.

Thank travelking007
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The concerts start on Memorial Day and run through Labor Day. This year there are concerts every day except Wednesdays. There are two concerts on Sunday. There is a wide variety of concerts- some of the bar-band type and some from the MN Orchestra and Mpls Pops Orchestra, some reggae, brass bands, etc. Parking is scarce so if you want... More 

Thank Steve B
Madison, WI USA
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The area is well maintained and beautifully landscaped. The band shell is large and there is plenty of seating to enjoy the music. It is a great place to walk along the water and people watch.

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