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Lake Nokomis

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Address: Minneapolis, MN 55417
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+1 612-661-4800
08:00 - 16:30
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A People's Park

This is our neighborhood lake. My wife and I often walk around it - about 3 miles and takes about an hour. Most times we meet friends and neighbors and people we met because... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is our neighborhood lake. My wife and I often walk around it - about 3 miles and takes about an hour. Most times we meet friends and neighbors and people we met because they walk when we do. It is not too crowded, has two beach areas and a separate bike path. It is nourishing to see the families... More 

Thank Saratori
Saint Louis, Missouri
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847 reviews
394 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a rather large lake located on the south side of the city, not far from the airport. Lake is surrounding by plenty of green space used for softball, walking, biking, picnics, etc. Local high schools use it for cross country meets as well. There's plenty of parking but it can still be an issue at times if its... More 

Thank rduinc
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is near my son's home. We go there to walk around the lake, take the kiddos to the playground, or just sit and enjoy the beauiful water.

Thank dhwv2015
Fareham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nokomis is such a big lake, offering so many different aspects there has to be something there for everyone. There is the sandy beach for relaxation, the expanses of verdant green grass suitable for a quiet pic-nic or an energetic ball game. You can fish on the lake, bird-watch or feed the birds. However it is not just for summer... More 

Thank Jean B
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This has always been my favorite lake. I'm not sure why. There is something relaxed and just plain beautiful about this place, especially in the fall.

Thank Michael L
St Paul Minnesota Usa
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103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great pico de gallo sauce at their little lakeside diner. Stopped several times while biking and just had chips and pico de gallo sauce and watched the ducks, and a couple of sail boats. Nice resting stop.

Thank donih
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nokomis is my favorite of all the lakes in the cities. Solitude can be found on her shores, which is not possible on the other lakes. One can bicycle or roller blade, walk or run, without tripping or running over loads of other folks trying to get a piece of the lake, like is the case at Harriet or Calhoun.... More 

1 Thank matthelm96
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a good lake to walk around. Not to long. Not to short. Nice walking or biking paths. Sometimes you will see lots of ducks or other birds. People are fishing and just sitting around. Great spot in the twin city.

Thank Arthur H
Excelsior, MN
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I love coming here, especially before sunset. It is definitely just as beautiful as Lake Calhoun, but less crowded. The playground and beach are fantastic. I enjoy watching the planes fly into MSP.

Thank jcatk
Winnipeg, Canada
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great place to picnic, walk or run around the lake (paved trail just over 2 miles), go to the beach, watch people and their dogs. Close to local restaurants and shopping in south Minneapolis or Bloomington area. We like to go there on every Twin Cities trip to go for a walk before dinner and take part in fun local... More 

1 Thank jhbh1961

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