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Address: 54497 Gadwall Road, Mankato, MN 56001
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Frozen falls, Prairie Promise

We discovered Minneopa State Park as part of the winter scavenger hunt thru Checkpoint MN. There are two sections to the park.....one that takes you through a restored prairie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Walker, Minnesota
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Walker, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We discovered Minneopa State Park as part of the winter scavenger hunt thru Checkpoint MN. There are two sections to the park.....one that takes you through a restored prairie area and up to the Seppman mill (Oldest structure in Blue Earth County). We were told that in the Fall 2015, the park will add a herd of buffalo to this... More 

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david.pattison@chrobinson.com
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

our gps had trouble getting us to the falls part of the park. there's just a little brown sign pointing the turn. so if you are going north and get to the campgrounds entrance you have gone too far. the falls were pretty enough, and very easy walk. I think the signage in the park, and the maps could use... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Like the campground, and can't wait till they introduce the buffalo part to the park next year. Quiet cozy

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I took my MSU student here for the day. It was a great get away from the college campus. $5.00 to park, easy quick parking, beautiful views and a lovely simple hike to the falls.

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Shakopee, MN
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213 reviews 213 reviews
56 attraction reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the early afternoon. I grew up about 60 miles west of here and never knew about this Minnesota State Park. A one day vehicle pass is $5.00. A one year vehicle pass is $25.00. We chose the one day. The ranger has printed park maps at the pay station. She directed us... More 

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Waite Park, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The waterfalls are beautiful so I brang my family down there and kids were in water and there was dead fish everywhere then when we got back to top we seen a sign that talked about not going in the water because it was harmful waste or something like that. The lady could have told us when we bought the... More 

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Buffalo, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

View of Falls from many different vantage points based on how far you want to explore. The path to the bottom of the falls is for people that like to explore a rocky area, with many twists and turns. The path involves stairs made of rock, a bridge and a path made from many visitors wearing it down. You can... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've lived within and hour and 15 minutes of this park for 15 years and have never visited. It is beautiful! We took my mid-seventies parents for a walk this afternoon and were able to hike right to the bottom of the fall. It was a slightly rooty and uneven walk, but well worth it.

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Courtland, KS
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very pretty with two waterfalls, so make sure and walk beyond the bridge to see the second, more impressive waterfall. If you have small children and have to choose, go to Sibley Park instead, however, my 5 year old loved the falls too!

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FARGO
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to go to see the area sites and noticed (in a tourist book) that Minneopa State Park was nearby, so we drove out to see it. It's a beautiful park area and the roar of the falls could be heard from a distance, enticing us on. The river was high, due to recent rain, so... More 

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