Chain of Lakes, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The most popular destination in the Minneapolis park system and a district of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. The Chain of Lakes was formed as a series of parks in the early twentieth century, when the young city purchased all of the land surrounding the lakes from which Minneapolis takes its name and nickname. The phrase dates back to the nineteenth century, when an article referred to “the chain of lakes which, ‘like a necklace of diamond in settings of emerald,’ enriches Minneapolis.”

The Chain of Lakes is a district in Minneapolis, Minnesota It is one of seven districts that make up the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, a greenspace circling through the city.

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