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Address: 54497 Gadwall Road, Mankato, MN 56001
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A delightful state park

This park is great for a hike, a picnic , for watching the waterfall, fall colors, and attend events.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This park is great for a hike, a picnic , for watching the waterfall, fall colors, and attend events.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My friends and I visit this park a few times a year. The falls are breathtaking and so is the scenery. There is so much to do at this glorious park which caters to all ages. Nature walks, meditation, family day hikes,bird watching,flower searching, mushroom hunting.. There isn't anything I don't like about Minneopa State Park in Mankato. Highly Recommend.

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Prescott, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It has a small brown sign on the right that directs you to the falls so watch for it. It has a nice center where you receive the park pass there is merchandise for sale and pamphlets with other activities for the area inside. The parking lot is gravel and is shaded. There is plenty of picnic tables in the... More 

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Council Bluffs
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have stopped at this park twice now. The first time we spotted it we were are on way back home from Chaska and this time on our way up to Bloomington. It is just on the south side of Mankato. There is a waterfall, a bridge going over top, steps down the side of the hill another bridge across... More 

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Walker, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
519 helpful votes 519 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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