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Grand Portage State Park

Grand Portage, MN
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Description: Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Accessible trail to High Falls, paved the entire way (one option at the start crosses a well-maintained boardwalk, the other has concrete). Extremely easy walk, a strenuous push if you're pushing yourself in a wheelchair. No steep grades to the High Falls, but some moderate inclines that go for a little while. Once you get to the falls, some of... More

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The park has a well maintained visitor center, paved path to the High Falls and several stops along the way to explore the Pigeon River. The high Falls are an amazing sight. You can feel the spray of the water and see a rainbow over the falls from one of the 3 viewing platforms. It was a simple walk for... More

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Kenosha, WI
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautifully designed park with a boardwalk and paved trail leading to the High Falls. It's a bit of a walk, but a pleasant one, and soon we could hear the falls. Everyone on their way back kept telling us 'keep going, it's so worth it!'. And they were right!!! After climbing a couple sets of stairs we came upon the... More

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Victoria, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Its a half mile walk to the falls, on a paved trail or boardwalk. Maybe 20 steps at the end. You could smell the pine trees and see wildlife during the walk to the falls. They were beautiful. Amazing how fast the water was going in July. The parks is 100 yards before the Canada border crossing, so that was... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you're doing the North Shore scenic drive, make it a point to go all the way to the border. Just before the crossing is located Grand Portage State Park. The trail to the falls is incredibly accessible, and that includes wheelchair accessibility. The path is completely paved and ramps provide easy access to everyone. It's also a very short... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wow.. What a beautiful place. This place is a must see for anyone. We wanted to get as close to the Canada border as possible and this was the way to do it. The state park is very clean and the falls are tremendous.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was an easy (paved) hike to the falls even for my 9 year old daughter that has fairly significant respiratory issues. The entire visitor center is beautiful and clean. The falls are impressive!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was amazed that this walk to the "Falls" are handicapped accessible. Watch for snakes on the paved path -- I saw one. The falls are truly beautiful. Great place to take pictures.

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Tomah, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Clean and pleasant visitor center and easy walk to the falls. Combination of paved pathway and boardwalk to excellent view of the high falls

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IL
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117 reviews 117 reviews
47 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a great place to end your North Shore Scenic Drive - The High Falls is not marked very well, but is located at the rest stop area just before the Canadian border on the left. The walk to the falls is blacktop path and even though there are no signs you can here the fall well before you... More

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