The City of Excelsior is located 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and located on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. It is a charming historical town of 2397 residents with a variety of shops, restaurants, inns, and lake activities. Founded in 1853, it is the main focal point of the Eastern and Southern shores of Lake Minnetonka.


Passing through downtown Excelsior is the Southwest Regional Light Rail Transit Trail utilized by walkers and bicyclists, and The Commons park offers a swimming beach, playground, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and picnicking. Residents and visitors can also utilize the docks or take a boat ride on one of the public excursion boats for a tour of Lake Minnetonka. Throughout the year thousands come to visit Excelsior for the Art in the Park, Fourth of July, and Apple Day festivities.

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