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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

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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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  • Falls were nice, even in November. Steep staircase with some closed paths, the blue line (light rail) stops about a quarter mile from the falls. In November, the restaurant was closed, and I didn't...  more »
  • This is a beautiful, peaceful park in the middle of the city. There are lots of trails and a few trail signs would have been welcome. But we spent a nice two hours wandering around. Highly...  more »
  • I usually pack a picnic lunch but they have the sea side eatery with great food. They also have a Surly brewery truck for a nice cold beer. Hike down to the beach. Skip some rocks and nice walk back. E few stairs to climb to go down or get up.
  • Minnehaha is always a great experience. The hiking and biking trails make it a fun family outing. Take a look at the Falls and then walk around the parks; it truly is beautiful. Just as an FYI there are quite a few stairs so be prepared to get your steps in๐Ÿ™‚.

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