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The Hitching Company

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Address: 925 N 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1040
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+1 612-338-7777
18:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Fri 18:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00

The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in...

The Hitching Company provides horse drawn carriage rides / tours in downtown Minneapolis. Relaxing and enjoyable for all ages. Carriage drivers provide both cultural and historical narration during the ride. All rides are private. A variety of pickup locations and tour durations available. Maximum of 4 adults per carriage. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Great Night!

This was a fantastic way to spend the evening in Minneapolis. A must. Bring some wine and music for more fun!!

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic way to spend the evening in Minneapolis. A must. Bring some wine and music for more fun!!

Thank RAD38
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

My co-worker and I decided to go on a tour downtown Minneapolis along the Mississippi River this past summer. The person steering the horse was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. We learned a lot about Minneapolis and its history. I would definitely recommend a horse and carriage tour to anyone looking for a tour in the summer.

Thank Galie J
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

First off it wasn't even a half hour. We left 5 minuets late and came back 5 minuets before our tour was suppose to be done with. So we really only got 20 minuet ride. Then what, we went down some random roads and looked at houses? Whatever, I will not be returning to this place again. I seen all... More 

Thank Tyler H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went when temp was 29 out at 730 pm. We had a thermos of Coco, handwarmers and brought extra blanket. It worked. Had a wonderful time with friends even though driver, Arthur, said less than 30 words and couldn't hear questions, due to hat n muffs. Would have liked him to turn around at some point and mention a... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I took my girlfriend for her birthday and we both loved the amazing tour. I'm from Minneapolis and I've always wanted to try this. I would recommend this to anyone for any event.

Thank Johnathan S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This ride was simply wonderful. First off, the person behind the emails answered all my questions readily, before I bought the tour. Then the night was perfect - we started at 6:20pm and it was light and then grew dark. We felt like celebrities and it was just so romantic and wonderful. It was a surprise bday gift for a... More 

Thank My1destiny0101
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely hour being toured around by Fred the horse and Arthur the human. We've enjoyed horse drawn carriage rides in Rome that were as fun but at three times the price. I'd do both again; but in Minneapolis we'd still have money left to enjoy drinks and dinner at the Nicollet Inn afterwards, too!... More 

Thank Sheeslej
Casselton, North Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It was our 51st Anniversary. What a wonderful memory we will have of this super-enjoyable experience. Thank you for the promptness, wonderful driver and comfort of a nice 'blankie' this time of year. Thanks Arthur for taking our picture! Ida & Ken

Thank breidenbaxh570
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I booked a one hour city tour with the Hitching Company in September 2016. It was my birthday and I have always wanted to do a carriage ride in Minneapolis and were picked up at the Nicollet Island Inn. We were so pleased with the ride, although the carriage did have a very strong barn smell. I... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Arthur is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. The evening was perfect and my "birthday-wife" enjoyed it immensely. We will probably make this more than a one time excursion. I have lived in Minneapolis all my life and never knew about the Nicollet Island history. The carriage ride goes all year round, we found out.

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