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Grand Portage State Park

Address: Grand Portage, MN
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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MN
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182 reviews 182 reviews
73 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just before entering Canada, between Grand Maris, Minnesota and Thunder Bay Ontario, be sure and stop at Grand Portage State Park. Take the comfortable hike to the Pigeon River Falls and look across the falls into Canada. It will be one of the best hours you'll ever spend.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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167 reviews 167 reviews
47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We didn't have a lot of time for a long hike, but as these are the highest falls in Minnesota, I'd heard they were a must-see. It's a great choice for a relatively easy walk/hike to see a nice falls. The falls were roaring, and we got some great camera shots, and chatted with the usual complement of very friendly... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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301 reviews 301 reviews
144 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Grand Portage is located on the tip of the arrowhead in MN right on the edge of the border with Canada. In fact when you look at pictures of the falls one side is MN and the other side is Ontario. The park was amazingly well maintained and quite nice. The visitor center is new and modern although it is... More 

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Ontonagon, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The falls were spectacular. The park is very well maintained. Spent just a short time there but loved it!

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