The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Welcome to the
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line. A ride on one of our historic Minnesota
trolleys is like taking a trip back in time. Step into the days when
the streetcar was the principal mode of transportation, when Twin
Citians went to work, to school, to shop and to play by trolley.
As you arrive at
the Linden Hills Station, you may well fell that it’s 1900 all over
again. The sights, smells and sounds combine to captivate and enthrall
visitors of every age. Our one mile of track runs along original
right-of-way between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. And be sure to
visit the history exhibits and gift shop in the station.
trip back in time, enjoy the beauty of Lake Harriet, part of
Minneapolis' famed Chain of Lakes. You'll find lakeside refreshments,
picnic grounds, ducks to feed, concerts of all kinds, boats and canoes
for rent, a playground, the Roberts Bird Sanctuary, the Rose and Rock
Gardens, and a series of bicycle and walking trails. For more
information about all that Minneapolis' parks have to offer, please
click here to visit the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's
You can also eat, drink, and shop in "downtown" Linden Hills -- a neighborhood created by the streetcar. Just two blocks from the Linden Hills Station, you'll find interesting shops including the Bibelot Shop, Creative Kidstuff toys, and Wild Rumpus Books and plenty to eat and drink including the Great Harvest Bakery, Sebastian Joe's ice cream, and Coffee and Tea, Limited. For more information about the Linden Hills neighborhood and business community, please click here.
Take a streetcar ride and spend the day at Lake Harriet and Linden Hills!
To download a pdf version of The Minnesota
Steetcar Museum's brochure (196kb),
Check out our newest book Twin Cities by Trolley - The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul
by Aaron Isaacs and John Diers. To view a flyer on the book, click here. To order the book from the Museum store, click here.
Check out our other book The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line: A memory trip through the Twin Cities by Aaron Isaacs and Bill Graham. To view a flyer on the book, click here. To order the book from the Museum store, click here.