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“Spend a day or a week!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #17 of 191 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Spend a day or a week!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This chain of lakes in the Grand Round is amazing...you can drive it, bike it, or walk it. We've lived in West suburb of Minneapolis for years and finally took the time to explore the Grand Round...in fact we spent a whole day exploring each part of the area! (I must admit that we DROVE rather than bike...). Take a picnic or just sit and enjoy but there's also plenty of exploring if you choose....this is truly an urban surprise and its beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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East Meadow, New York
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190 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Gorgeous lakes and rivers- water views everywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The roads leading from one lake to another and around the city are excellent. Minneapolis has clearly invested money in its roadways and unless you are in major rush hour timing, it is convenient and easy to get around. It is lovely to see that this city is designed around its waterways and that there are great views in so many places, from 4 lakes to a waterfall, from several river fronts to viewing balconies and towers, in historic and modern neighborhoods and using all of these assets very well during the fine weather. We went to an Artcar parade around Lake Harriet that was fun, viewed walkers, bikers, and drivers...alll enjoying the fine views and good weather. It was well designed to allow for visiting.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You'll forget your doing exercise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Any leg of the Grand Round is beautiful, peaceful. Toilet facilities are fairly frequent as are water fountains to fill your bottles. We enjoy weekdays the most. Have biked with kids and very easy?

Visited July 2013
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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396 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Great way to walk or bike and see the area around the river. The Stone Arch Bridge and Minnehaha Falls were my favorites.

Visited June 2013
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wausau, wi
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great way to get see the city & spend a day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Plan ahead and use the maps. Great stops for food and rest as you cover the city perimeter going from park to park and along the river. If the trip is to long for a single trip you can use the midtown Greenway or light rail to cut the distance down. Over between Northeast Minneapolis and the University the path diverts to street paths so keep your eyes open.

Visited May 2013
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