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Stone Arch Bridge

West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Downtown)
612-627-5433
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Ranked #2 of 34 activities in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Waterfalls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of native granite and limestone measuring 2,100 feet in length across the... more » Owner description: Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of native granite and limestone measuring 2,100 feet in length across the mighty Mississippi. « less
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Florence, AL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Yes, the Stone Arch Bridge is beautiful and a perfect place to stroll with loved ones or pump up your heart rate. However, there is sooooo much more to do in the area. Was just there on vacation with family and friends, and we spent hours exploring the trails and the park around the bridge. There are numerous trails that... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Walked along the beautiful bridge and riverside. Beautiful behind the scenes look at Minneapolis. Spent July 4th weekend here and it is the place to be. People have personal BBQs set up, food trucks, glow necklaces etc. they are geared up for a good time. Fireworks start about 9pm, and light up the skyline (til about 2am)! Enjoy!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you like hiking and history and natural wonders, this is a must see for Minneapolis. An Old stone bridge built in the 1880s converted to a running/biking/hiking use, with awesome views of Saint Anthony Falls, and the place where the mills were built that eventually became Minneapolis. Easy walk across the bridge.

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Flippin, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Parked 50 yards from the bridge walkway, went early to avoid crows and heat. Great views of the new I-35 bridge and St Anthony Falls. Well worth the effort

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Minneapolis is an amazing city, and the Stone Arch Bridge allows tourists and locals alike to take it all in and appreciate the history of the place. We walked on an overcast, cool June day, and were still blown away by the beauty of the Minneapolis skyline, the imposing remains of the mills and factories that once functioned there, and... More

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Overland Park
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visited this site with my 17 year old son. We took a historical tour through the riverfront area on Segways (which I highly recommend as it was so much fun and a great way to get teens interested in the history of the city) and this was one of the sites we stopped at. So beautiful, with a lot if... More

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Seattle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a nice area. The bridge is beautiful and the history of the area is fascinating with the flour mills and St. Anthony Falls right nearby.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This former railroad bridge in downtown Mpls. is a pedestrian's dream. An easy walk, it provides great views of the city, St. Anthony's Falls, the Guthrie, etc. The other side is an up and coming entertainment district with plenty of cafes and great outdoor seating. Plan on this nice walk; it even has separate lanes for bikes and peds.

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Austin, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Never been to Minneapolis before, we got in late afternoon and this was our first attraction to see, parking lot right on the town side. It is a great introduction to the town, good walk across the river and gives you a chance to plan the rest of your visit as your look at the Mill City Museum, the Guthrie... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A number of years ago, my friend and I visited the Stone Arch Bridge for their annual art festival. The vendors were varied, food and drink good and then we happened upon this family scene, complete with their dog, enjoying the river view. Idyllic!

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