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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

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#1 of 189 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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  • October 4, 2017
    We were in Minneapolis for some baseball games and decided to seek out some of the more popular attractions that we found on Trip Advisor. We took the Light Rail Blue Line from our downtown hotel and ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Minnehaha Park provides an opportunity to hike within the Twin Cities. The waterfall is outstanding but don’t miss the trails leading down Minnehaha Creek to the Mississippi River. The trails are loca...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This park is beautiful and such nice hiking trial. There are areas for grilling as well as renting bikes. You can literally spend all day here and not have to spend a dime. Park your car a few blocks ...  more »

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