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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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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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281 reviews 281 reviews
134 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Worth the long drive North! The waterfall is an easy 1/2 mile paved and boardwalk hike with rewarding views of the High Falls. We did not so the middle falls hike as we have small children, but were told by other visitors that it is a beautiful but challenging hike.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I liked the displays but they could have done more and was disapointed as native culture is so important in this part of the world.

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Arizona
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As with most Minnesota State Parks, the trails are great and lead you to some beautiful scenery. We visited the high falls early in the morning and we were the only people there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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