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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

4.8
#1 of 188 in Parks in Minnesota
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 road trip app .
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  • I hiked here every summer with my dogs and it is a beautiful place! It can be a little bit busy on the weekends and it can be hard to find parking but it is totally worth it! I love going here and loo...  more »
  • Minnehaha Park is a jewel of a park, featuring a beautiful waterfall all year round. However, other reviews have boasted about climbing behind the falls in the winter when they are frozen and this is ...  more »
  • THe falls were completly frozen!!! beautiful!!! You could even walk bhind the ice falls Had to be steady on your feet to traverse the snow covered staiway to bottom but worth it!  more »

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