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High Falls

Grand Portage, MN
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Type: Waterfalls
Description: Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.
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Arizona
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We walked out to the high falls before the visitor center opened and it was well worth it. We had the falls to ourselves so we weren't rushed to take a picture and move away to others could get theirs. We were able to take our time and see the falls from several different locations.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

High Falls is located on the Pigeon River near Grand Portage. The trail to the falls is easy to maneuver and walk. It is an uphill walk that is less than 1 mile long. The falls are beautiful! We were told that there are 3 falls in the spring after the snow melts, but there were only 2 streams when... More

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Andover, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The walk is about a half-mile one-way to the falls, but the trails are great, and the bridge areas are extremely well-done. Everything would be accessible to wheelchair guests--we talked about that when we visited (none of us use a wheelchair; we just noted that it would be easy enough for someone in a wheelchair to visit the falls). As... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are plenty of waterfalls on the North Shore but this is the biggest and most accessible. There's a relatively short and smooth paved path and boardwalk to the falls with a few stairs at the end. Even if you're in a wheelchair this is one falls you can really get close to. Good hike for little ones too. If... More

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IL
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137 reviews 137 reviews
54 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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Lake Elmo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a great place to go to in the FALL. The colors were glorious, the bugs non-existent, the crowds virtually non-existent. We only saw about 10 people total on our hike to the Falls and back. We befriended 2 couples who were together and from other states and exchanged photo taking sessions - us of them and they of us.... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a great time spending time together as a family. The weather was great the hike was great. The falls were nice . The kids want go again in each season. Never even knew the building was there or the trail. nice building, store and things to see.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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216 reviews 216 reviews
72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We visited at the perfect time of year for the falls to be thundering with lots of snow melt and spring rains. We got soaked, even at the furthest observation deck! The half mile walk to the falls is very do-able as it is a paved pathway. Prepare for a Niagara Falls-like soaking! Bring a rain jacket, a hat, and... More

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Crystal, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Falls were ROARING! What an incredible sight! It's awesome to be close to the falls and feel the mist!

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Lutsen, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a moderate 1/2 mile hike to a pretty nice water fall. The going is smooth with steps at the end.

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