The Top Things To Do And See In Linden Hills, Minneapolis

Jed Johnson

Between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, Linden Hills in south-west Minneapolis is a charming neighborhood with historic homes, interweaving bike paths, and extensive parks. Cultural events and farmers’ markets make visitors forget that they’re in Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, since Linden Hills has such a small-town feel. Below is a list of the top seven things to do during your next neighborhood exploration.

Lake Harriet

Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Just between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, Lyndale Park Rose Garden is glorious during many times of year. From early morning strolls carrying coffee with blooming cherry blossom trees in May to the main attraction of roses in mid-June, visitors here will find winding trails and gorgeous vistas everywhere they look. Don’t miss the Japanese zen garden nearby.

Minnesota Streetcar Museum

Linden Hills pays homage to its heritage as a streetcar suburb of downtown Minneapolis by hosting this historical museum. The museum offers affordable streetcar rides in vintage vehicles around the neighborhood, with tour guides sharing stories about the history of the Minneapolis area. The streetcar is also a handy and scenic way of getting from Lake Calhoun to Lake Harriet.

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