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Address: 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2406
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+1 612-673-2427

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Used to be better

I used to bring my lunch here, sit on the steps and enjoy myself. I haven't been here for a while. The fountain and pool have been shut down and drained of water. The flower... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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656 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I used to bring my lunch here, sit on the steps and enjoy myself. I haven't been here for a while. The fountain and pool have been shut down and drained of water. The flower beds are ok, but not maintained the best. The trees provide some nice shade. There are still tables and chairs to use. They have activities... More 

1 Thank AndyB5542
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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371 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Used to be a haven for downtown, outside, city life (fountains, reflection pools, waterfalls, ice rink, grandstand, meditation spot, etc.), but has also become tired. Orchestra Hall has been revamped, but Peavy Plaza has been left behind. Needs a new water system, copper pipes, cleaning & gratitude by citizens.

Thank jcwbesq
Blaine, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Live music during the summer. Visually pleasing. Take note of all the colorful characters you will see on the Nicollet Mall side. If you are lucky you will see an actual arrest made by the Minneapolis or Metro Transit Police.

Thank Jim W
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Peavey Plaza is a nationally recognized award-winning landscape. It is the first park plaza of its kind in the U. S. The magnificent water fall and the water that cascades, flows and stands is the most outstanding feature. A tree-filled water park with a descent into a basin-like area, Peavey Plaza is a remarkable escape into an oasis away from... More 

2 Thank MinneapolisTrish
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Listen to music there in the summer, and enjoy the farmer's market too. We got married there ... it is a public park, so all we needed was a (free) city permit. I'm so happy with my choice.

1 Thank ALA613
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Not really much to see here, unless you like observing pan-handlers. This concrete monstrosity would seem more in place in cold-war Russia than downtown Minneapolis. It also has not been maintained terribly well. So, unless you are shooting an amateur reboot of 'A Clockwork Orange" bypass Peavey Plaza and see one of the hundreds of awesome places in the Twin... More 

Thank bgovern
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Unfortunately this place is going to be torn down, so it wasn't looking its best.

Thank Donna L
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Should be shut down due to it being used as homeless/99% housing. These people are ruining the park for others.

Thank Annon785
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

This is one perk of working downtown! So much fun stuff happening here regularly. Nice to have a park in the middle of business

Thank kristin F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 June 2012

I love Peavy Plaza during Summerfest. There is so much life on that end of the Nicollet Mall, with open air music, outdoor seating and great people watching. Fun for people of all ages.

Thank EllenD481

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