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Minneopa State Park

54497 Gadwall Road, Mankato, MN 56001
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Mankato
Type: State Parks
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Shakopee, MN
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182 reviews 182 reviews
42 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Driving the scenic highway a long the Minnesota River youre likely to blink and miss a little brown sign simply stating "falls" above an arrow. If you happen to see it, stomp on your brakes and turn! Its just off the main road, and again lacking wayfinding. We drove past it twice before figuring out that there were no more... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
104 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I came here in August for a hike. We started out by going to the Seppmen mill. Nice piece of history here with informative plaques. The mill rises up from the hillside as you walk towards it, very epic. The geology of the area is very nice with large boulders strewn about the countryside. The wild flowers... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

awesome park with very helpful rangers.the waterfall was barely flowing so i would prob go earlier in the year so it is flowing more

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Mankato, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

with a small but attractive waterfall -- unless we're in a drought. We've enjoyed walking through it, and it's supposed to be good for camping. We used to take our kids there.

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