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Minnehaha Park

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Address: 4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone Number: 612 230 6400
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Description: One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.

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Svenskarnisdag at the park

Unsure how to spell it but every year at mid summer there is a festival here for lovers of all things Swedish. I go every year and enjoy it. Also bring lots of family and friends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
tassel28
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Saint Paul
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Saint Paul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Unsure how to spell it but every year at mid summer there is a festival here for lovers of all things Swedish. I go every year and enjoy it. Also bring lots of family and friends. Car pool if possible because its usually crowded.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love going to this park. It is a great place to spend an afternoon. Take in the scenic views of the falls and the trail following the creek to the mississippi. Above the falls there is a huge area that is great for picnics or just hanging out in the grass.

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Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Minnehaha Park is a large, sprawling area with a roaring waterfall as its centerpiece. The lower falls is accessible by stairs and walking paths for a unique experience. Picnic areas, a band stage, historical sites, restaurant and a playground fill out the rest.

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fun park. Lots of stairs, so beware. :-) Everywhere I have been in Minneapolis so has had metered parking, even out here in the sticks. .75 cents an hour. I guess we're kinda spoiled in KC. Don't really pay for parking anywhere except for downtown or at the stadiums.

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Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This park is always bustling. You can bring a picnic, go for a walk, enjoy a concert, and look at the falls. There are restrooms in the main pavilion area, as well as a place to rent bikes or buy food. There is always a long line at the food area (called Sea Salt, and specializing in seafood/fish) so be... More 

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Weston, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

we rent bikes from the city system they were in incredible condition and the trails are in incredible conditions . the park is very big that in five hour we couldn't finish to go all around in every trail. we went to the dam and lock number 1 . we went to the fort smelling . we ate ice cream... More 

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United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Minnehaha Falls since I was a little girl, and it continues to impress me. The park is clean and picturesque, as are the falls, themselves. This is a favorite family destination within the Twin Cities. Easy to get to, as well, even by light rail.

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is unusual to see a waterfall in an urban area, since many are dammed for industrial purposes. Wonderful wild flowers and a moved, restored house of first settler.

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Austin, Spamtown , Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great upper and lower view of the Minnehaha Falls. Older people may not want to descend the stairs to view the falls from below as there will be a challenging climb back to the top. For those remaining at the top of the falls can view it from the bridge and toss coins into the creek. Visit the park early... More 

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Silver Spring Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not far from the road but if you turn into the sign for the Park, follow the road then go right at the circle. Will be off the parking lot on your first Right. Fish Fry restaurant/eatery and Falls is right behind it. You also have the option of going down a flight of stairs to view at the bottom,... More 

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