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Address: Grand Portage, MN
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Description: Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest...
Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
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Worth the long journey north!

You are literally feet from the Canadian boarder. This park is small, no camping, but wonderfully maintained grounds.picnic tables, dog poop bag stations, benches, paved trails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

You are literally feet from the Canadian boarder. This park is small, no camping, but wonderfully maintained grounds.picnic tables, dog poop bag stations, benches, paved trails, beautiful boardwalks. The high falls were partially frozen, but still a gorgeous sight to behold! Word of caution: trail is deep in the woods, were the sun doesn't shine! Makes for a very slippery,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was not impressed with the centre itself but you do pass this on your way up to the falls as you travel along the River and this and the High Falls are Specular. One other thing of note, a few mile outside of the town of Grand Portage there are overlooks they are worth the trips. If you don't... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very nice visitors center. It was an easy hike to the beautiful High Falls. It is one of the best state parks in my opinion. Being the last stop before entering Canada it is not as busy as the other parks along the North Shore.

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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wonderful displays, many artifacts that you could see up close, the was also a short movie about the history of the land and people.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The visitor center is nicely kept up with clean bathrooms, a museum, a gift shop and some displays that tell of the different Ojibwe clan's and what each animal represents. Of course, the hike to the High Falls is fairly easy and worth a visit. There are a few picnic areas, including a sheltered area, and we made use of... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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160 reviews 160 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The high falls are very beautiful and easy access, but if you have time you should take the extra 3.5 mile round trip to the middle falls as well. The trail is a woodsy hike with periodic great views of Lake Superior from the trail itself and a side trail overlook. The middle falls, while not as spectacular as the... More 

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Edgerton, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We liked the information that they presented in the rest area. We also thought the path up to the falls was very well maintained. Very interesting facts.

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

1/2-mile on an accessible path and boardwalk gets you to Grand Portage State Park's 120-foot high falls. There are several vantage points to take in the beautiful falls and shoot pictures. The new visitor center is modern and beautiful. 'Enjoy!

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McKean, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I were very impressed with the beautiful visitors center which is a cooperative effort between the Ojibway and the state of Minnesota. The walk to the falls is handicap accessible to one view of the falls with 2 other overlooks which have a short series of stairs. As you face the visitors center, there is an overlook... More 

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Grand Rapids, Mi.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the waterfalls of the North Shore, and this was one of my favorites! It helped that it was a beautiful sunny day, and we even saw a rainbow at the bottom of the falls!! I did fall in love with them, and enjoyed the different viewing areas, as well as the easy walk to the falls. There... More 

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