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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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Victoria, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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103 reviews 103 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Though it was raining and a down pour, I asked her and she said Yes in the early hours of today. I was glad our hike and view of the falls was private and romantic for us. Easy access from Highway 61 and plenty of parking. We then head

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Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It is a beautiful short hike to the falls. When headed to Canada it is worth the time to stop and make the hike to the falls.

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Cushing, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Museum was very interesting. Liked walking around the fort and going into the buildings. Enjoyed talking to the "cooks" in the dining hall/kitchen. They were informative and pleasant.

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