Views of Minneapolis Skyline

30-Min Private Carriage Ride

Follow the Mississippi River

Discover Minneapolis the Authentic Way

This is a magical way to start your evening while in Minneapolis. Hop in the carriage and trot along the Mississippi River before heading out for dinner. Get spectacular views of the city and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will make your time in Minneapolis a long-lasting experience.


Experience a Minneapolis tradition

Learn about the city from your expert guides’ narration

Follow the path of the Mississippi River on a horse-drawn carriage

Trip Details


$72 (For up to 4 people)

Departure time

Please see the booking calendar for all departure times

Meeting point

Nicollet Island Inn


Fridays and Saturdays, year-round


30 minutes

Group size

Maximum 4 people


  • Driver
  • Carriage ride

What to bring

  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Hat in summer
  • Water

About your guide

1 friendly and knowledgeable local carriage driver

What You’ll Do & See

Short on time but still want to see the river? This 30-minute tour is just for you!

This magical horse-drawn carriage ride clip-clops along the Cobblestone of Main Street with beautiful views of the skyline of Minneapolis. With all of the charm, elegance, and nostalgia that only a horse-drawn carriage provides, landmarks you may see include Cobblestone of Main Street, Merriam Street Bridge, historic homes of Nicollet Island, Downtown Minneapolis skyline, and Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

Have your ride narrated by your friendly and knowledgeable local carriage driver, or sit back and enjoy the sights in peace as you talk amongst your group. The choice is always yours!

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