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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Worth the relatively short walk/hike to the viewing platforms. The falls were rushing and roaring. This is Minnesota, and we'd also had a fair amount of recent rain. Nice photo opps, and not too difficult, as there is boardwalk or paving the entire way. There are stairs to the platforms, but not too many for me. Worth the trip if... 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

Just a short 1/2 mile hike to the falls. Very clean and well marked with area information. This is a must do if you're in the area.

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

I had been to the falls as a child but did not remember them.Now as an adult I realize that getting there is half of the fun. When you are near the falls the ride is spectacular. To take advantage of the beautiful scenery there are turn off for picture taking or just plan sight seeing and its ah inspiring.... More

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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
58 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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