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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 #5 of 36 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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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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300 reviews 300 reviews
143 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Stone Arch Bridge is an amazing place to go for a hike. There are many great views of the Downtown Minneapolis skyline and Saint Anthony Falls. I usually park at the Mill Ruins Park parking lot and pay to hike. There are a few places in the area to park for free though. The informational stands were great with... More

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Medford, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my walk to and across the Stone Arch Bridge. It is an amazing piece of architecture. Before walking across, go into the Guthrie Theater (big blue building up on the bank). The view from the 4th floor observation deck is breathtaking. You can also go up to the 9th floor for a spectacular view, but the yellow windows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a date night and took a stroll. The bridge and falls are absolutely stunning. Also a wide variety of bars and restaurants can be found. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I loved taking the walk over the bridge and also going below, checking out the locks and the architecture. Lots of informational signs to read, which I'm not into, but history buffs will love.

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can be walked or biked. Makes a loop. One side all history and sightseeing. The other side has a park where they often haw concerts or other activities happening as well there are a few restaurants with patios to grab a drink and some food / take a break and relax.

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Hong Kong
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62 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the bridge across the river, when you walk along it, you can see the St. Anthony fall on one side, while see the mill ruins on the other side. this path is also good for cycling.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We strolled over to the Stone Arch Bridge on a Saturday night after a show at the Guthrie! It was so beautiful with the factories lit up and reflecting off the water. The next day, we cancelled plans we had to go back and walk along the bridge before a Twins game. There were numerous couples having engagement photos made.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A high light of our trip to Minneapolis was the Stone Arch Bridge. The bridge joined together a walking path on both sides of the Mississippi River. There were several points of interests on both sides of the River.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was visiting around downtown and this was one of the places my friends wanted me to check out, it was beautiful and pleasant. great view of the downtown, i would suggest fellow travelers to check it out in the evenings.

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful walk along a pre-determined route along the river, over the bridge, and through historic areas. Highly recommend it.

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