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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

4.8
#1 of 356 in Parks in Minnesota
Must see · Waterfall · Park
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Meander among manicured lawns and forests overlooking the Mississippi River at Minnehaha Park, one of Minneapolis's oldest parks. Visit the site's famous 16m (53 ft) waterfall, and enjoy a picnic in one of the many areas available. You can take a trail that leads from the upper falls all the way down to the river and appreciate elm, silver maple, and oak trees along the way. Don't forget to check out the Longfellow House Visitor Center, which houses a small collection of historical photographs and provides useful information on the area and its history. To visit Minnehaha Park on your holiday in Minneapolis, and find out what else Minneapolis has to offer, use our Minneapolis.
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  • Looks like a lovely park to enjoy in summertime. In December…..the falls are totally frozen!!! Very unique! 
    Looks like a lovely park to enjoy in summertime. In December…..the falls are totally frozen!!! Very unique!  more »
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  • This was an adorable park with nice amenities, beautiful scenery, and a nice slice of American history. I wish I had the time to fully explore the park, but I feel every time I go someplace neat, my time allotment is already stretched thin. Me and my family explored the area after a wonderful brunch. The only complaint I have is you need to arrive earlier in the day if you want a parking spot that is a reasonable distance from any attractions in the facility. However, I needed the exercise so I can’t say too much. What a wonderful day.
  • Any time of year, this is an iconic and memorable stop for both locals and visitors alike. I happen to post this review (and pic's) after a chilly winter visit. The falls are a magnet and beckon the curious, the adventurous and any every level of nature enthusiast. Great trails to enjoy both atop the falls and along the water as well. Peak times may have some searching for a (paid) parking space along the parkway, but it's absolutely worth it!

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