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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington

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  • I took some people from a group home for people with disabilities to visit this free national site. They were interested and had a lot of fun. It includes animals, short films, things to do like craft...  more »
  • We stopped by the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge to buy Senior Lifetime Passes to Federal Parks ($10) because we heard the Trump Administration had plans to raise the price to $80. Immediately we we...  more »
  • This is a great place to hike and see wildlife! We love visiting this park ... It's hardly ever crowded and we can spend hours exploring and having fun.its a new adventure every time we go.  more »
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  • We walk these trails and look out onto the Minnesota River. We have walked the trails under the Cedar Avenue Bridge and watched deer, and water fowl. We came along a Canadian Goose and a duck together. The pair seemed to believe they were guarding a nest.That was an unusual friendship and sight. I also came across what I believe to a very large wolf print, of course the print may have been left by a dog, except it was the only print. It went off the trail and we didn't find a match anywhere else on trail. It made for an interesting hike. I was really watching the area for movement!
  • Beautiful hikes, bird watching and outstanding Visitor Center. Comfortable, modern building with plenty of parking and ready access from Interstate 494 & 34th Avenue.
  • Lots to do here. Hiking and mountain biking.
  • beautiful place to explore and hike through!
  • The trails are horribly marked. My wife and I got lost many times and had to back track. We ended up walking over 10 miles. We just barely made it out before dark. We almost had to stop and call for someone to get us. Have you ever heard of trail groomers? One of the trails had 4 foot high weeds. We had to guess where the trail was. How about putting in some benches? Worst experience of my life.