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Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

4.8
#1 of 355 in Parks in Minnesota
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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.
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  • That was a fantastic waterfall!! I love it!! The waterfall was so gorgeous and sending a nice vibes!! 
    That was a fantastic waterfall!! I love it!! The waterfall was so gorgeous and sending a nice vibes!!  more »
  • A local recommended this place to us and we absolutely loved it! We visited on a Sunday so it was a bit crowded, but we really enjoyed our time here. There's food and drink (including beer) for sale.....  more
    A local recommended this place to us and we absolutely loved it! We visited on a Sunday so it was a bit crowded, but we really enjoyed our time here. There's food and drink (including beer) for sale.....  more »
  • This is a great place for a hike. The trails are well maintained and relatively flat. The park is beautiful and the falls themselves are nice to see. Worth going to for a day. 
    This is a great place for a hike. The trails are well maintained and relatively flat. The park is beautiful and the falls themselves are nice to see. Worth going to for a day.  more »
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  • This was an adorable park with nice amenities, beautiful scenery, and a nice slice of American history. I wish I had the time to fully explore the park, but I feel every time I go someplace neat, my time allotment is already stretched thin. Me and my family explored the area after a wonderful brunch. The only complaint I have is you need to arrive earlier in the day if you want a parking spot that is a reasonable distance from any attractions in the facility. However, I needed the exercise so I can’t say too much. What a wonderful day.
  • This was a fun place to visit. If you aren't prepared for a lot of stairs, I would skip though. The view of the falls itself were great. Parking is a bit of an issue. Overall it was nice though. I wouldn't have minded a little more history, like pamphlets or something, but other than that it gets thumbs up.
  • Nice park to spend a day at. It is clean and big, so it is always busy. Be there early if you plan to have a picnic. The waterfall is beautiful. They rent out family bikes, which we tried out and enjoyed it. It was about $50 for 1 hour, so it isn't the cheapest activity but something different to do as a family.
  • A quick, accessible slice of nature within the city. Nice to just check out the falls, when flowing or frozen is equally enjoyable. Walk along the creek to its confluence with the Mississippi. On the way, look out for the loud red forest squirrels you usually don't see in the city!
  • Love this park. You can see the historic Minnehaha waterfall, hike trails, walk in the river, and eat at a sea food restaurant here. It's got a large open park for kids to run around. Plenty of seating and shade as well. There's also a small playground with sand. There's free parking on the street nearby, or paid parking lots connected to the park.

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