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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Decent place to spend a few hours

The Minneapolis chain of lakes is not a man made attraction. This is a place to enjoy a bit of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great Bike Path for Visitors

This is great casual ride. For visitors check out the "green bikes" offered by MN Nice Ride... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed yesterday

The Minneapolis chain of lakes is not a man made attraction. This is a place to enjoy a bit of nature in the city. Think Central Park without the food vendors etc. rent a bike or canoe and relax.

Thank 1rachelanderson
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is great casual ride. For visitors check out the "green bikes" offered by MN Nice Ride. You'll have to put down a refundable deposit on your credit card and then pay about $6 for a day rental. Highly recommended!!

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lakes in Minneapolis provide a number of things to do. They are great to bike around, walk around, roller blade around or just enjoy the scenery. There are many fun shops and places to rent bikes etc.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Lakes" are amazing. First, there's plenty of room for everyone and plenty of choices...want to bike? Perfect. How about a long walk in nature's beauty? Ideal. Perhaps a day at the beach? Idyllic. Want a lawn picnic with a great view, or barbecue? At...More

1  Thank aliivi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The chain of lakes is such a beautiful and relaxing way to enjoy the best things about Minneapolis. You can either walk around Lake Calhoun (~3 miles) or rent a bike and ride around all three of the lakes! It can get extremely busy after...More

2  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The lakes are a wonderfully peaceful area in the middle of the city to take a walk, ride a bike , or just people watch. We've lived here for many years and never tire of them.\

Thank Alvin L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you're in the Twin Cities you have to come to the chain of lakes and experience the soul of Minneapolis.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can't go wrong with spending time at any of the city lakes. The concerts at the Lake Harriet Band Shell, Renting bikes, walking, or even trying a rental paddle board for some extra fun. It is my favorite place to spend time in nice...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful to walk and bike the lakes, we enjoy the birds and ducks, herons and orioles in the summer.

Thank Mamacakes417
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There is so much to see around the Chain of Lakes. There are beautiful houses around the lakes and great walking paths to enjoy the views! My Fav is Lake Calhoun. It is about 3 miles around and at a leisurely pace you can complete...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Is there a bike rental near by?
9 May 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
Dog friendly? On leash of course
6 October 2016|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, in the summer, anywhere that has a patio allows dogs, and will offer water for them, lots of people run and bike with their dogs, there's a dog park over by Cedar Lake too - it's not big, but lots of shade.
Michelle T
Do you have a cabins to rent
7 July 2016|
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Response from FatherandToddler | Reviewed this property |
No we don't.