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Minnehaha Park

4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
612 230 6400
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Ranked #10 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Parks, Waterfalls
Description: One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the easiest "Best Days" in Minneapolis is a visit to Minnehaha Park in Summer or Winter. The history and natural beauty found near the "little laughing waters" is why this park has long been my favorite place to pass time contemplating the passage of time as the seemingly ceaseless flow of water from Lake Minnetonka makes its way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Many times, we brought our boys to walk through this park to the Mississippi River. Minnehaha Creek drops over a precipice to form the falls, and then drops to the river. A statue of Hiawatha and his beloved are near the top of the falls, and the last-chance chain for a canoeist who has ventured too far, to grab befor... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are trails to walk all the way to where the creek meets the river. Great place for summer walks and picnics.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best time to visit this attraction is either early spring or after a heavy rainfall. It always amazes me that we have such a great place within the city limits. My favorite spot is where the statue Hiawatha is carrying Minnehaha across the stream.

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Shakopee, MN
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24 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We visited on Saturday, March 29, 2014. It was a warm wonderful winter day and the thaw had just began. Parking is available on the park road with meters and a central pay box that takes credit cards. Our parking fee was 40 cents. Then just a short walk on cleared walking paths to the creek and the falls. The... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Minnehaha Park is not hard to locate -- it's the Minnehaha Falls that are located here that are hard to find. But it is worth your visit -- especially in winter. The falls are so beautiful especially when they freeze and they form into ice. There is no signage for the falls so watch for a parking lot with... More

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was a pretty cool site to see during the winter, we visited this on Jan 2nd. During the winter I was hoping to be able to hear the water falling as it seemed a bit hidden with 2ft of snow. However, I was able to locate the sign with the map guide that was covered in snow. Be mindful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I walked through Minnehaha park at sunset. The park was a bustle of activity, from cyclists to walkers and runners, we really enjoyed our stroll through the park together even though it was a little cold for a South African gent.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Lovely park to visit. The falls are fabulous and there are nice pathways that abound. You can rent bikes and there is an eating establishment on site. You can actually follow the falls on pathways and see where the water enters into the mighty Mississippi River. Lots of picnic areas as well and pubic restroom area. Enjoy this beautiful wonder.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

On a recent business trip, I had a little time to explore and found this beautiful park. The waterfall is the main attraction, and it makes for a perfect Kodak moment. Highly recommended.

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