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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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Short walk to fabulous waterfall

The falls on the Pigeon River are less than a mile walk from Highway 61, just before the road crosses into Canada. The falls are spectacular, reminiscent of looking up into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The falls on the Pigeon River are less than a mile walk from Highway 61, just before the road crosses into Canada. The falls are spectacular, reminiscent of looking up into the mist and spray at Niagara, loud and exciting--though obviously not as wide or high. The walk is paved and smooth, without any steps, all the way to the... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of the parks we had to show our nephew visiting from California. It was a relatively easy hike and the views from the several platforms were great. We loved the view from the first platform from which we could see a full rainbow at the base of the falls!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you're exploring the Arrowhead this is a must-stop. Easy hike to the High Falls, a great photo op. Tip: Turn off your Cellular Data on your smartphone as you approach this park, and for the duration of your visit. This park literally straddles the US/Canada border, and you'll pick up Canadian cell signal...which means you'll be subject to exorbitant... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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
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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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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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96 helpful votes 96 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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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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