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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lakeside lunch. Learn more...

Noerenberg Gardens

Situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka’s majestic Crystal Bay, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens offers a tranquil retreat to the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by. A favorite subject for local artists and an idyllic location for weddings. Learn more...


To learn more about Trolley No. 78 and the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, click here!

The Excelsior Trolley

Rolling into the past

Old trolley No. 78, a streetcar that originally ran from Minneapolis to Excelsior in the 1920s, has been restored and now runs between the Bayside Grille and the Farmer's Market in Excelsior. It's a charming experience that no one should miss.

The trolley season begins May 26th and continues through October 25th. Hours of operation are Saturdays and Holidays 10 AM to 4 PM, Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM, and Thursdays 2 PM to 6 PM.
Fare is $2.00. Children under four ride free. Board the trolley next to Lyman Park on Water Street in Excelsior.

For more information: Call 952-922-1096 or visit www.trolleyride.org.

Get Busy!

The spring months bring countless opportunities for wholesome family activities. To find out about happenings in the Lake Minnetonka area, visit our complete Calendar of Events!

Lake Minnetonka: An area steeped in history

From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. Learn more...