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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This park lands on one of many bike-friendly crossroads. The perimeter of the park felt open and bustling with people and events while the falls and valley felt a bit quieter. Like most, I would prefe...  more »
  • Great place to explore with the family. Go early if possible, the park is prone to getting really busy on the weekends. Parking can also be a challenge later in the day. We brought sack lunches and ha...  more »
  • It was 30 degrees out and you wouldn't know it! Too busy soaking in all the sights of the waterfall and history around the park! A must see on your trip to MN!  more »
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  • Great waterfall. Unfortunately I could not get close enough because I had a stroller with little children. Only stairs to get to the bottom. They should look at doing ramps to atleast half way of the waterfall for those with strollers or even wheelchairs!! Interesting history pieces there as well. Restaurant looked pretty good...unfortunately I could not try it as it is all seafood no other options and i am allergic.
  • It's a very good scenic place with lots of landscapes. The trekking track is too good. One have to this track until the end where the falls water meets the river.
  • One of the many prides of Minneapolis. Well within walking and biking distance from my home, the falls bring international visitors to my backyard. The recent major investments in its upkeep have helped restore our pride n this venerable park. But it is still just one of many park jewels im Minneapolis crown.
  • Nice place for a hike while in the cities. At first I was worried because it seemed packed but as you got further back it was quieter and more peaceful. Beautiful waterfall
  • Wonderful place to visit with waterfall, stream, a nice (Sea Salt) restaurant with a wide selection of local beers and fresh food. I love their fried fish basket. It is delicious with fresh melon and coleslaw....Delish...You can rent bicycle buggies for lack of a better name. Pedal yourself and up to three more people to fitness. Nice trails meander along a lovely stream. If warm enough, you and your children can take a splash on a small shallow area designated for taking a dip.