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Address: About 3 miles west of Urbank on Hwy. 38, State Wayside Park, MN
Phone Number: 320-852-7200
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A nice view for Minnesota

It's an out of way place and a heavy breathing inducing climb to the top, but it really is a nice view at the top and worth fighting the mosquitoes if you are there during that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Larch15
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's an out of way place and a heavy breathing inducing climb to the top, but it really is a nice view at the top and worth fighting the mosquitoes if you are there during that season. I won't say it is breathtaking, but for a generally flat part of Minnesota, it is a surprising vista and changes with the... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This state park, located about 10 miles north of Alexandria, Minnesota, is a wonderful get away. We were pleasantly surprised at the clarity of the water. There are two campgrounds (121 drive in sites). The one we stayed at was right along the lake. The campsites are spacious and have electric (81 sites). Water is available to fill your tanks... More 

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Hugo, Mn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A nice walk up the hill provides an incredible view of the area. Visited by Sincair Lewis when he lived in Sauk Center

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mankato, mn
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unless you are a hiker - it is a bit steep. take your time - the view is good of the surrounding countryside. It is a warm hike in summer but then in fall it is beautiful! I agree, a picnic lunch would be good. Nice little park area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

The hike is a bit taxing, but the views are beautiful. Most likely splendid in fall, when colors change. Sinclair Lewis wrote about this place. Bring a picnic lunch, and it might be a little hot in summer.

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