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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

4.8
#1 of 188 in Parks in Minnesota
Waterfall Nature / Park
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. Plan to visit Minnehaha Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Minneapolis attractions using our Minneapolis vacation builder.
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  • Nice waterfall that travels down into the Mississippi River. Places to play for the kids, lots to see and do. Bikers love the area. Fabulous restaurant on premises.  more »
  • The park is absolutely gorgeous and so clean! It is a great day trip with lots to do and see and something for everyone. I don't recommend wheelchairs  more »
  • Be it either summer, spring, fall or winter, this park is a must if you are in the area. I'd rate it as one of the top 5 places you have to visit to get a picture of how special this metropolitan area...  more »

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