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Minneapolis Tangletown and Washburn Tower

Tangletown, per its name, is a winding, spiraling, hilly, forested neighborhood of magnificent, unique 1920s homes in Minneapolis.

It was developed as an upscale neighborhood during a period which brought together largely flour and lumber milling wealth, an abundance of virgin pines and hardwoods from Minnesota forests, skilled builders of an ethos of top quality crafsmenship, unduplicated architectural styles, a naturally beautiful area adjacent to the Minnehaha Creek valley, and the City’s highest hill, upon which sits a most enchanting water tower.

If you enjoy stunning homes and fairy tales, this is the tour for you! 

One resident once wrote a book, “The Doors of Tangletown”, mostly a pictorial of the many varied doors on each home.

Tangletown’s centerpiece, high up on its central hill, is the Washburn Water Tower with its protective knights and eagles, plus an ancient oak right out of Narnia.

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Rates for the Tangletown Tour

Duration: About 90 minutes.

Distance: 1.5 miles – 2.4 kilometers

Meeting location: Washburn Library,  5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis , front sidewalk,

Parking: Street parking.  Please do not park in the library lot.

Accessibility: Would be challenging for walking impaired.  Paved, but fairly steep hills.

Restrooms:  Inside the library

Weather: Tours go on rain or shine (except during severe weather).

Food: A variety of restaurants nearby, Google: restaurants 55419

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