This is a linked series of parks of the city that makes a roughly circular pattern. There are also pathways for automobile Traffic as well as for pedestrians and cyclists. Much of these places were built in the 1930’s as part of Civilian Conservation Corps Projects. The byway is made up of 7 districts.
- Downtown Riverfront: This lies along the Mississippi River and consists of the St. Anthony Falls and the milling districts. This place also consists of the Nicollet Island Park, Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge.
- Mississippi River Gorge: This area extends from the University to the Minnehaha Park.
- Minnehaha: This is one more very popular area. The main places you will look for here are the Minnehaha Park, Minnehaha Creek, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Minnehaha Falls and Longfellow House.
- The Chain of Lakes: This is a collection of lakes put together to form a large park way known as the Chain of the Lakes Parkway. This includes lakes such as Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake and Brownie Lake.
- Theodore Wirth: This stretch consists of the Theodore Park and connects with the Interstate 51 parkway.
- Victory Memorial: This includes the north western edge of Minneapolis and crosses the Camden Bridge.
- Northeast: This runs through the north eastern part of the city. It passes Columbia Park and Deming Heights Park, and terminates at Francis Gross Golf Course.
Grand Round Scenic Byway Travel Tips
- Heavy vehicles are not allowed to pass through this byway.
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9.1% of people who visit Minneapolis include Grand Round Scenic Byway in their plan
42.86% of people start their Grand Round Scenic Byway visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Grand Round Scenic Byway
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Grand Round Scenic Byway