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Address: 54497 Gadwall Road, Mankato, MN 56001
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Amazing State Park.

We love this park, it's amazing. Everytime we come here we find something new that we didn't see before. There are the Falls of course, the trail down to the Minnesota River... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sid_and_Roxy
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Winona, Minnesota
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Winona, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this park, it's amazing. Everytime we come here we find something new that we didn't see before. There are the Falls of course, the trail down to the Minnesota River Valley the Hiking Club trail to stretch your legs, and Buffalo. That's right, I said Buffalo, The MN DNR and the U of M partnered to set up... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We've been out here a few different times. It is always great to hike around. They recently added buffalo in the prairie side of the state park. FYI- if you haven't been to the park, there is a falls (waterfalls) side and a prairie side. Be sure to visit both!

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MANKATO
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Minneopa has always been a beautiful park because of its double falls, hiking trails, and historic mill, but another attraction has been added. About 11 genetically pure bison have been added to the park. Some are pregnant. Cars can now drive through the prairie section of the park and see the bison up close, just like at Custer Park in... More 

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Ridgeland,Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had a few hours to spare and asked the server at a local restaurant where the closet place to go to see some beautiful views and she told us about this park. It has beautiful views of a waterfall and the fall isn't a very far walk from the parking lot. There is also a drive through park area... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Minneopa used to be a wonderful place to hike but within the past year it has turned even better with the addition of 10 Bison! The drive through the park is still the same you just might have some Bison to look at now. Seppman Mill is a great lookout point, the Bison enclosure is in direct view of the... More 

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Went on the Hiking Club Trail and the trail around the falls. Both areas of the park were very nice and being used by few people. We saw one bison from a long distance as we drove the bison enclosure road.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My wife and I hiked at Minneopa State Park one afternoon in early October. The trail was a wee bit uneven, but we enjoyed our hike to the base of the falls, although this was not a trail for folks who are unsteady on their feet.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful park, the falls area is very popular with photographers, and campers. The falls are one of my favorite places to be. The campground is nice, and now with the addition of the Bison just adds to uniqueness of the park! A must see!

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Winona, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The park was nice, but I was hoping for more hiking trails. The trail around the waterfall was closed due to wash out. The bison were being shy and we only saw them from a far, so bring some binoculars. Nice picnic areas.

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1 Thank heatherbberg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We've camped here twice and will return. Close to home for us and really beautiful. Hiking trails, falls, showers, and spots with some vegetation for privacy.

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