Linden Hills Neighborhood, Minneapolis MN
Explore!

Visit our neighborhood but don't forget your tennis racket, rollerblades, stroller, or a good book. Be sure to bring your children and friends, have fun and make it a day. Experience why Linden Hills is one of the metro's most coveted neighborhoods!

Couple on lake side bench

Wedding in the Rose Garden

Linden Hills is your Gateway

Parks and Sites
Minneapolis is the City of Lakes. There is so much to see and experience from the Grand Rounds Parkway to the enticing Chain of Lakes; plentiful parks, beautiful gardens and activity-filled recreation centers. If you're staying downtown, a great way to visit is on the Minneapolis City Trolley. Enjoy a relaxing ride through our parks and lakes and hop off at 43rd. & Upton, our downtown. You can find an area map, list of amenities, upcoming events and the schedule for the daily free concerts throughout the summer on the Minneapolis Park Board web site.

Linden Hills StreetcarThere are many points of interest you can bike or walk to in the Linden Hills neighborhood. A walk to Lake Harriet will bring you past the antique city trolley near the bandshell where you can step back 75 years in history. Climb aboard to enjoy a ride to Lake Calhoun. These beautiful streetcars are maintained by volunteers with the Minnesota Streetcar museum who are dedicated to their preservation. Stroll about the 2nd oldest Rose Gardens in the United States on the North end of lake Harriet or the adjacent Peace Gardens. At the Northern edge of our neighborhood just off the S.W. shores of Lake Calhoun is the unique and one of a kind, Bakken Museum that explores the mysteries of electricity.

Pack up your picnic supplies from one of the neighborhood merchants or a box lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Linden Hills Park (43rd and Xerxes) or Beard's Plaisance (46th and Upton) overlooking the west side of Lake Harriet. You'll find playground equipment and tennis courts at both!

Map of Linden HillsAt the end of the day, enjoy listening to a free concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. If you forgot the food don't worry, the Bandshell Refectory has offerings from hot dogs and ice cream to the best buttered popcorn you'll find anywhere. Here you'll find picnic areas with grills, playground equipment and room to play.

History Tour
The neighborhood was originally developed as a "cottage city" for lake cabins in the country. You will see a wide variety of architectural styles dating back to the turn of the last century.

The Linden-Hills History Walking Tour is a great way to enjoy the history of the area along with the beauty of front yard and boulevard gardens.

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