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“Get to know Minneapolis” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
Ranked #22 of 205 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 40+ miles of bike trails throughout the city
Calgary, Canada
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386 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Get to know Minneapolis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Used the Nice Ride bike share program bicycles to tour around Grand Rounds. The path is an easy ride with a few small hills. There is a lot to see; the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Park and falls, Riverfront Minneapolis, etc. It was easy to return the bike and take the light rail back to downtown when we were ready to call it a day. This was a fantastic way to spend the morning. The city did a fantastic job creating this network of paths. :)

Visited May 2014
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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Another scenic byway crossed off my bucket list!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of my bucket list items is to travel at least one national Scenic Byway in every state. Luckily for me, this one was closer than I thought. Enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes along the river and the lakes. Will visit again!

Visited June 2014
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Duluth, Minnesota
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Minneapolis Park Board made it right”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

nice scooter ride at 25mph, many easy places to stop, parl and enjoy, don't miss it. Minnehaha park and the falls

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“See it by bike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The thing I love about Minneapolis is their bike rental system called Nice Ride similar to the Velibe in Paris. For $6 a day and $1.50 an hour depending on how long the bike is checked in and out across it's numerous rental stations, you can get around basically anywhere in the twin cities core metro including a large part of the Grand Rounds trails. When you're tired you can check in the bike to a station and walk to a nice cafe or restaurant around town. The great part of the Grand Rounds trails is that it hits all the pretty sections of the city like Uptown, Chain of Lakes, UM, Downtown, Minnehaha falls, Nicollet Island, East and West river parkways, etc. you can tour a large part of the trails and Minneapolis by bike using Nice Ride and if you check in and out the bikes every 30 minutes you don't pay anything except the $6 subscription. Minneapolis really makes it easy to tour the Grand Rounds and get around the city by bike.

Visited October 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful byway for bike ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

The paths on the south and west sides of the Rounds are connected by lakes and streams. It is very beautiful. East side is along Mississipi river, which is equally good. However, the north and northeast sides are just along neighborhood roads. It you don't have enough time, just skip it and you don't miss a thing . One bad side of the Grounds, the signs for directions are not clear

Visited October 2013
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