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i think minnesotans love being on lists because we feel both proud of our city and generally inadequate next to our big city brothers and sisters like chicago, new york, san francisco, etc.

well, the American Planning Association named the Minneapolis Grand Rounds as one of the Top 10 public spaces in the country.

The Grand Rounds is the nation’s only urban-based National Scenic Byway. It is part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s 6,400 acres of trails, lakes, parks, and recreation facilities. The parkways and paths are divided into seven segments and together form a nearly complete loop through Minneapolis as they connect 14 natural lakes, three creeks, two waterfalls, and the Mississippi River. Because of careful planning and strategic land acquisitions, all waterfront and rights-of-way around the lakes, creeks and river segments are in public ownership.

Take that Lincoln Park!

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