Dog Friendly Activities in Minneapolis, MN

There are 50 dog friendly activities in Minneapolis. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Minneapolis.

Pet Friendly Minnehaha Park
Minnehaha Park Bring your dog for a hike along the gorgeous waterfalls in this Minneapolis park. This park has hiking trails through the woods and doggy access to the Mississippi River. An off-leash permit is required to gain admittance. Bring quarters for parking meters. See Details
Pet Friendly Minneapolis Airport Off Leash Dog Park
Minneapolis Airport Off Leash Dog Park Just south of Highway 62, 80 acres - mix of open spaces and paths bordering a large swamp/wetland area. This is NOT an official city regulated off-leash dog park. The land is owned by the Metropolitan Airport Commission and borders the airport runways. Not all areas are fenced so dogs should have good recall. While you don't need to have an off-leash permit to let your dog run free here, there are no trash cans, bags or water sources (save the swamp) for the dogs. What your dog poops in, you bring out. Be warned: Since no one is enforcing the stricter regulations of city dog parks, you bring your dog at your own risk. Majority of dog owners are responsible and want the park to be a clean and safe place for dogs to play. That being said, watch where you step and remember if there is a problem with another dog or owner, you are on your own to resolve it. See Details
Explore Minnehaha Dog Park Explore Minnehaha Dog Park is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Join your host and dogs to take a walk through Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park, and experience the sweeping Mississippi River views, the tall rustling trees, the well-maintained trails, and the joy of dogs living their best lives. This park is exclusive to permit holders, but this experience allows you to see it all without one. Rates start at $25. See Details
Lake of the Isles Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Lake of the Isles Parkway. See Details
Lyndale Park Rose Garden Also known as Lake Harriett Rose Garden, pets are welcome on-leash in this lovely rose garden, which is a great spot for a walk or to relax over a good book. Garden hours are 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Parking is available for an additional fee. See Details
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Located on the campus of the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features more than 40 works throughout 11 acres. Dogs are welcome to join their humans as they amble through the artistry of the garden. Just make sure to keep your pet leashed at all times and clean up after him. See Details
Luce Line State Trail The Luce Line State Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Minneapolis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Luce Line State Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Midwest Mountaineering Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you in Midwest Mountaineering as you shop for camping, climbing, paddling and winter activity supplies, as well as clothing and footwear. Midwest Mountaineering is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Airport Park Off Leash Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this neighborhood dog park, though be careful as the area is not fully fenced. See Details
Birchbark Books Birchbark Books is the place to shop for books with your dog. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to browse the extensive collection of literature with you. See Details
Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio 'Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Layl. Your pup is welcome to sit with you at this workshop where your host will teach you some easy techniques in polymer clay to create your own piece. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Sculpt an Awesome Monster Workshop 'Sculpt an Awesome Monster Workshop' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Angela. Please note that you must book a private class if bringing the pooch along. Your host will guide you through the process of sculpting monster creations. You will take a break and then return to glaze your works of art. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 7 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $38 per person. See Details
Loring Park Off Leash Dog Park City dogs will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area in the northeast section of this public park, which includes grass, boulders, bridge, gravel, and trees. Permit required. See Details
St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Recreation Area Your pet will love to let off some steam at this fenced, off-leash park, which includes mulch ground cover and shade trees. Remember to bring water. See Details
Carlson Dog Park at Cedar Knoll Park Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes lovely trees for shade. Permit from city required. See Details
Franklin Terrace Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park on Franklin Terrace. See Details
Victory Prairie Dog Park 2.5 acres all fenced in, mostly grass, a few gravel paths & wood chips by the picnic tables. The regulars have provided a box with bags for clean up, and bowls for water, but you should bring your own water. The locals are friendly, but some dogs are overly alpha. Not a good place if your puppy is shy. The handout from the city says parking on Russell is allowed, but some neighbors yell at people who park in front of their homes. See Details
St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Dog Park There is a dog park located across the street from Columbia Park Golf Learning Center on the south side of St Anthony Parkway. Parking lot located West of the Columbia Golf Learning Center and near the kiosk. See Details
Modist Brewing Co. Modist Brewing Co., located in Minneapolis, MN, is a casual brewery and taproom that serves up a variety of delicious brews. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint while you try a Cold Press Coffee Lager, a Mexican Dark Chocolate Stout, or even a Strawberry Milkshake IPA. Modist Brewing Co. is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company Located in downtown Minneapolis, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Leashed, well-behaved and house-trained dogs are welcome in both its taproom and outdoor VIP (very important paws) area, year-round. The Brewing Company specializes in "seasonal craft beers of the North, ranging from traditional styles to limited releases inspired by local farms." Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Sociable Cider Werks Sociable Cider Werks, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a casual taproom that serves up a variety of tasty brews. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly tables while you enjoy your day. They do have a resident food truck so that you can grab something to eat along with your beer. Sociable Cider Werks is open Monday from 4pm to 10pm, Wednesday from 4pm to 10pm, Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Mill Ruins Park The centerpiece of the revitalization of Minneapolis' historic West Side Milling District, Mill Ruins Park is dog-friendly! The Park is situated on the water and features grassy areas, a walking path, a drinking fountain, and a paid parking lot. Dogs must be on a leash for the entirety of their visit to Mill Ruins Park. The Park is open from 6am to midnight in developed areas and from 6am to 10pm in undeveloped areas. See Details
Sisyphus Brewing Sisyphus Brewing is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners for a craft beer both inside and outside of the brewery. Along with a beer menu that changes weekly, Sisyphus features live podcasts, comedy and music, and a food truck six days a week. Sisyphus Brewing is open Monday through Wednesday from 3pm to 10pm, Thursday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from Noon to Midnight, and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. See Details
Twin Spirits Distillery Twin Spirits Distillery, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a casual cocktail bar that serves up a variety of strong, tasty drinks. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly establishment while you enjoy your day. Twin Spirits Distillery is open Wednesday 4pm to 10pm, Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, and Saturday from 3pm to 12am. See Details