Things To Do in West Maka Ska


Whether you enjoy kayaking, volleyball, paddleboarding or even just a fun day at the park, Bde Maka Ska (known as Lake Calhoun before restoration of the Lakota name) is a fantastic summer hangout spot for all ages.

The lake also features a 3.1 mile pedestrian and bike trail that intersect with Lake Harriet and Lake of The Isles trails, as well as Uptown.

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Canoeing Minnehaha Creek

Movies & Music in the Parks

Where to Eat

The Bakken Museum

Since 1975, The Bakken Museum has been committed to nurturing a passion for science in visitors from around the world.   Founded by Earl Bakken, a Minneapolis native and co-founder of Medtronic, The Bakken Museum offers something for everyone.

Located in the historic West Winds mansion on Lake Calhoun and home to the Florence Bakken Medicinal Gardens, The Bakken boasts one of the most beautiful settings you will find in the Twin Cities.  In addition, the museum maintains a world class collection of historic medical instruments and scientific as well as books, journals and manuscripts.

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Local Businesses

    • SportClips
      3100 Excelsior Blvd. #103
    • Sunwerks Tanning
      3070 Excelsior Blvd. #201
    • 3052 Excelsior Blvd.
    • Minnesota Neurovascular and Skull Base Surgery
      Drs. Eric and Leslie Nussbaum – Suite 403
    • True Source IT, LLC
      Small Business Computer Support Services  – Suite 415
      612-825-2886 ext. 201
  • Willows Massage
    Suite G70

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