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St. Anthony Falls

West River Road and Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Downtown)
612 627 5433
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Ranked #30 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Description: Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American tribes are today part of Minneapolis' historic district.
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omaha, ne
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150 reviews 150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we went mainly since we knew the falls would be roaring and they were. Spectacular--wish we could have had more time to roam the side trails--the area is experiencing new condos-bar scene was busy--looks like a happening place

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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

Walked across the Stone Arch bridge to view the falls and the new I-35 bridge. 3 free things for one hike. Went early Sunday am to avoid the heat and crowd, parked about 50 years from the bridge, nice and easy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The falls is created artificially for technical purpose. But the site becomes a nice place to walk and bike around. There are bridges to enjoy the falls and walk/bike. But as usual, this is worth spending time in summer.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There really is a little bit of something for everyone along this Mississippi mile and historic area. Because much of the land along the river is a national park, there are excellent and very educational signs along the way, describing the historical significance of the area along with how the city of Minneapolis developed its electricity with relation to the... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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369 reviews 369 reviews
112 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This can be a beautiful area to walk around in. As others have noted, the "falls" are modest. But on a spring, summer or fall day this can be a beautiful area to walk around. Often lots happening. Great place to relax, and be mellow.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
73 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

There isn't much waterfalls left here. Unfortunately, Minneapolis has destroyed most of its beautiful river-front many decades ago and now the city is trying to rebuild the area but it's pointless. There isn't much to be seen here, really. If you go there, which is likely in the summer, watch out for m0squitoes. Too many around there.

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Chaska, MN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is not Niagara, Angel, Bridle Veil or even Minnehaha, but this humble spillway started Minneapolis to become the great city that it has now become. Without it no Minnesota Vikings, no Minnesota Twins, no Minnesota Timberwolves. This great metropolis owes it's life to interesting geology that I won't get into now. The area is a nice place for singles,... More

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NYC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

What a beautiful view! We visited the area recently and the falls are just lovely. This is not Niagara but it is lovely none the less. Make sure you visit the Mill Museum and the Guthrie which are located here too.

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Denver
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I visited on a Sunday and there were a few roads closed for block parties due to football games and various other events so it was a little bit of a pain to get to but totally worth it.

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very scenic waterfalls on the Mississippi with the beautiful fall colors surrounding you as you walk over the stone arch bridge and its 76 degrees on an October afternoon. Perfect afternoon to enjoy the gorgeous scenery off of downtown.

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