The Grand Round Minneapolis to St Paul via Chain of Lakes and Minnehaha Parkway

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A 20-mile promenade of parklands and historic neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The route traces the shores of four lakes and the wooded banks of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River before making a grand entrance into downtown St. Paul on Summit Avenue. Special attractions: Vistas of Minneapolis’s Chain of Lakes, the Mississippi River gorge, and both downtowns; Guthrie Theater, Walker Art Center, and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; elegant turn-of-the-century mansions on Mount Curve Avenue in Minneapolis and Summit Avenue in St. Paul; Lake Harriet Bandstand, Rose Garden, and streetcar ride; swimming beach at Lake Nokomis; Minnehaha Falls and Stevens House Museum at Minnehaha Park; walking, biking, in-line skating, wind surfing, people watching. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Minnesota

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Scenic Driving Minnesota

by Phil Davies (Falcon Guides)

A 20-mile promenade of parklands and historic neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The route traces the shores of four lakes and the wooded banks of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River before making a grand entrance into downtown St. Paul on Summit Avenue.

Special attractions: Vistas of Minneapolis’s Chain of Lakes, the Mississippi River gorge, and both downtowns; Guthrie Theater, Walker Art Center, and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; elegant turn-of-the-century mansions on Mount Curve Avenue in Minneapolis and Summit Avenue in St. Paul; Lake Harriet Bandstand, Rose Garden, and streetcar ride; swimming beach at Lake Nokomis; Minnehaha Falls and Stevens House Museum at Minnehaha Park; walking, biking, in-line skating, wind surfing, people watching. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Phil Davies/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Minneapolis
Distance: 20
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association
Driving Directions: Directions to The Grand Round: Minneapolis to St. Paul via Chain of Lakes & Minnehaha Parkway

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