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St. Anthony Falls

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 612 627 5433
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Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American...

Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American tribes are today part of Minneapolis' historic district.

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pretty site

We went out on the stone arch bridge to see the falls. It was very cold and windy but it was really pretty to see the falls and the bridge and the city in the background. Worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
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Manhattan, Kansas
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love going to this area, I recommend on the weekend when they have the farmers market near the mill city museum, grab some food, and walk along the bridge. It's a great area

Thank Molly L
Farmington, Minnesota
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

It is a cool place to visit, but it doesn't take long to see everything. I bike through here a few times a summer and enjoy it, but I don't think I'd make a special trip. My kids would be bored (6-11) as there isn't really anything for them.

Thank Kevin C
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Walked in the park and along the Old Stone Bridge. Combine your visit with a tour of the Old Mill. Lots of pictures and historical commentary along the Falls walk. Really gave me an appreciation of why Minneapolis became the metropolis it is today.

Thank Willard B
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408 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We went out on the stone arch bridge to see the falls. It was very cold and windy but it was really pretty to see the falls and the bridge and the city in the background. Worth the trip to go take a peak and get some pics!

Thank h0ckeygirl36
Little Elm, Texas
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374 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Not as nice or peaceful as Minnehaha Falls but again being a waterfall junky it really did not matter. We took a scenic route to see the falls and it offered a great view. I would have loved to see the falls back in the day before the plant was built.

Thank magicandbird
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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366 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

St Anthony Falls is nice to see while you are doing all of the other activities along the Minneapolis Riverfront. You can feel the power of the water when you are looking at it. It's worth a pic or two. There are several parks in the area that tell the history of The Falls and early Minneapolis' milling past.

Thank AndyB5542
Peru, Illinois
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250 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the Mill City Museum nearby, my brother and I went to go see the falls. We saw the falls from the top of the museum though the best view is from the stone arch bridge. The surrounding area plus the river make it a tranquil place inside a major city!!

Thank John W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Seeing the falls from both sides of the river is awe inspiring. Great place to bring out of town guests, to show how grand it is, and educational too. Kids liked to read about the history of the falls. It's also a great meditation spot if it's not busy. Collect your thoughts and watch the falls. Great to see in... More 

Thank betsy b
Melbourne, Australia
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247 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We visited the Falls as part of a self-guided walking tour of the of this very historic part of Minneapolis. It was a beautiful day and many of the locals were out for what may have been one of the last really pleasant fall days of the year. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Robert C
Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The best place to view the falls is from Northeast Minneapolis from Nicollet Island. From there pack a lunch and just chill out. very relaxing. Quite quiet and a good walking/running location. very few other people around when I was there that added to the serenity of the location.

Thank Charles S

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