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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone Number: 952 854 5900
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Bloomington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can access miles of trails easily and be in the beautiful wildlife area on trails that are easy to hike. Total stress reliever. You can walk as far as you like. The visitor center is great, although we usually just hop on a trail and walk as long as we like. We love it because it is right at... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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301 reviews 301 reviews
144 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I come here when I want to do some major hiking. The trails here are endless and it's near impossible to get lost down here when you have a river next to you. As long as the river isn't flooded or recently flooded these trails are pretty good and rugged. Amazing views and endless bird varieties this place is great.... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The visitor's center is really nice; looks new. Unfortunately the trails are not well marked, so I was sometimes guessing where to hike.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I didn't hike but stayed at the hotel across the street. Friends hiked and enjoyed it. Get a trail map as my friends nearly got lost (under the freeway!!) but asked a bicycler for directions. It's a handy place for visitors staying at the Hilton Airport/Mall of America.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There are stunning views of the Minnesota RIver valley at this refuge. There are miles and miles of hiking to the east and the west. You would never believe that you are just minutes away from the airport and the mall of America. The peace and serenity are in each step you take, and if you are lucky will see... More

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a few hours to spend before our flight home. We decided to stretch our legs and take a walk. The visitor center is new and lovely. It was nice to see the birds flocking to the feeds they keep right outside. The butterfly garden was nice too. The walk in a wildlife refuge though is not like a... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Loved the viewing platform just outside the Visitor's Center, overlooking a field of wildflowers and surrounded by trees. Loaded with lots of birds! Saw my first male indigo bunting, who stayed in the area for hours singing. Never seen so many various woodpecker species in one spot - and lots of them! Trail down to the river is a nice... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went here to bike and it had limited paved trails. I am sure it had a lot of mountain bike trails but the paved trials seemed very short.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After two other hikes on my half free day I took a short hike.It was starting to get a little dark out and I was getting tired.I took my shower and a had a great late dinner.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a location I like to travel to when I want to shoot photos of wild life, both big and small.

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