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Lake Harriet

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

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Love walking around this lake

I love my morning or afternoon walks around Lake Harriet. It's beautiful and you will often see bald eagles, geese and an occasional red fox. Great restaurant by the band shell... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathleen V
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love my morning or afternoon walks around Lake Harriet. It's beautiful and you will often see bald eagles, geese and an occasional red fox. Great restaurant by the band shell and Sunday concerts in the summer.

Thank Kathleen V
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 3 city lakes in Minneapolis : lake Calhoun, lake of the isles and lake Harriet. Calhoun is the biggest and busiest. Isles is the most corporate. And Harriet is the most family oriented. All are beautiful for traveling around and have bike and walk paths. Harriet has a nice half shell for music in the summer too.

Thank Robert F
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice Patio with food and a bandshell with frequent summer entertainment. Great for families, locals and visitors.

Thank Greg E
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

❤️ed and will be walking here again very soon took great photos and beautiful sights while you walk not too crowded either

Thank HisQueen R
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Harriet is my favorite lake out of the 3 major lakes in Minneapolis. It is very family friendly. The food is delicious and the ice cream is heavenly. There are concerts there. There is a trolley you can pay to ride on. There is a rose garden. There is 2 beaches. There is a new playground. It's a great... More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very peaceful place to walk in Minneapolis. If you are new to the city, it has a path that connects all the lakes in the city. You can bike on a separate trail, or walk on a paved path. Good for wheelchairs also. In the summer nights, they have concerts at the bandshell and sell sodas, and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice quiet place to just walk or hang out. There is food available and a lot of places to sit. 2 restrooms around. There is a train near the lake. You can take a train trip and it's fun. I was here in April and the water activities hadn't started.

Thank Priyannkaa
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been walking around this lake since 1980 and over the years the charm has remained as the age of the people walking the lake has aged with me. Unlike nearby Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet offers a tree covered path, a food and bathroom area and of course the tree with the elf... look it up before you walk... More 

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Harriet has been my favorite lake in Minneapolis since I was a child. I still go rollerblading around it with my dad every summer. It is great for a walk, ride, or drive. The band shell frequently has free concerts where you can sit and watch while you consume any refreshments from Bread & Pickle (ice cream for me).... More 

Thank Booannek
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

One of my favorite spots to go for a quick drive around when I'm in the Twin Cities. You can easily get mesmerized looking at some of the gorgeous houses around the lake, or just the picturesque lake itself... the two together make for a deadly combo.

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