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St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis

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  • It is an artificial waterfall in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River. Originally there seemed to have been a natural waterfall, and now the sluice gates and dams have been built to allow the ship to navigate.
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  • If you want to visit the Mississippi river within the Twin Cities and also take some photos, this is the ideal place. There is a bridge only for pedestrians and cyclists and some interesting information boards. Admission is free.
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  • The path along falls is a very enjoyable walk. You can easily see the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch bridge gives a full view of the river as well as the skyline. The falls are no longer large but ...  more »
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  • Great place to take a walk on the bridge and a good view. Highly recommended. You can spend two hours easily looking around.
  • Nice walk along the Mississippi River and a great view of the falls over the bridge ... the ride on bicycle is easy for families with small children
  • Saint Anthony Falls is an incredible attraction in the middle of a city. It’s easily accessible by foot or bike. A quick walk from the heart of downtown and you’ve got cafes, bars, and restaurants right there. The walk way out to the falls has signage with historical facts and photos. The falls themself are pretty but set right against a skyline backdrop makes them a really cool stop in an urban environment.
  • Beautiful and historic! A must see when in Minneapolis!
  • Public transportation takes you 4 or so blocks away from the bridge. It was an easy, public walk. I felt 100% safe. I would encourage anyone considering this to do it! The weather was perfect on the day I went. We took the stone bridge across the river and had lunch in a little outdoor cafe on the other side. The mighty Mississippi was providing the perfect sound effects. The architecture from the old buildings were telling the stories of bustling business at the rivers edge in days gone by. Is a must visit if you like to get outdoors for a casual stroll, brisk walk or run.
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