The City of Excelsior is located only 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, nestled on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. You can find a relaxed and personalized atmosphere in this one-square-mile area with a population of 2,397. The city is a unique blend of old and new. Hands-on business owners and personal attention await you in our eclectic mix of specialty shops, antique stores, eateries, services and attractions. Our bustling community offers more than just shopping. We are the Port of Call for a fleet of Lake Minnetonka cruise ships and the historic Minnehaha Steamboat. We also boast a 14-acre lakeside park and the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Bike and Walking Trail system.
Located on these Lake Minnetonnka Bays
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Shopping: Alishops.com has this to say about shopping in Excelsior by Lake Minnetonka:
A quaint waterfront Main Street on Lake Minnetonka where fashion boutiques, home and garden shops and antiques provide a well-rounded afternoon of browsing. (And when you're done, there's ice cream and fudge, of course.)
Restaurants on Lake Minnetonka:
Excelsior is home to several great lake front restaurants to enjoy a view of the lake, great food and drinks. Some of the restaurants have docks for easy access.
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Excelsior Commons Beach
Excelsior Commons Beach is located at the corner of the Lake and Water St. Amenities include concession stand, picnic areas, ball fields, playground equipment, tennis courts, beach area with bath house, and a band shell. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Address: Downtown Excelsior
Phone: (952) 474-5233
On or Around The Lake
Steamboat Minnehaha-Take a trip back in time around the beautiful Wayzata Bay on the steamboat Minnehaha. This floating museum was first built in 1906 and starting hosting cruises in 1996. It runs from Wayzata to Excelsior.