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Minnehaha Park

4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
612 230 6400
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Ranked #6 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.
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Type: Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Minnehaha Falls is a Minneapolis icon. I have photos of my grandmother (1914) and my mother (1945) taken here and have continued the tradition with my own kids and grandkids. The falls are beautiful when we've had enough rain and you can walk the paths down to the Mississippi River. There's also a good restaurant in the park, although I've... More 

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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife and I spent weekend in Minnesota and visited this park and we loved it! This park is so peaceful and the waterfall is beautiful. We love to return if ever in Minnesota again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I just love Minnehaha Park every time we go. It's always beautiful. You must take the hike to the beach through the trees - it is a must see and the sand is amazing.

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Minnehaha Park is a beautiful area to visit and one of the most memorable places my family visited while in Minnesota. The area is considered sacred to Native Americans. The trails are absolutely stunning and to see the Mississippi River and walk along it above the falls and below make this a destination all should see when visiting Minneapolis. In... More 

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Isanti, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Whether you are out for a walk, have out of state visitors or just looking for a great place to kill some time, go to Minnehaha Park. The falls are beautiful any season of the year. The rushing water in the Spring, Summer and Fall but when it freezes over in Winter it's a whole other kind of beauty. They... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Try the Sea Salt cafe open during summer. The lines are very long in the evening so best to go at 11am. The falls themselves will be lovely during the winter and are lit at night.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went following a lot of rain and the falls were at their best. We also walked down the trail past the seven bridges to the river. Stay on the left side for the easiest walk. The river view is beautiful and the sandy bank was a nice place to sit and watch the river go by.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great place all year round, wait if its winter and 2o below zero or worse scratch that. get down the falls and explore to the river. Roosevelt used to have some keggers down there on Friday nights.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The only thing of worth here is the falls and they aren't that interesting. I went in the peak of foliage for Spring and Fall hoping for a bit of Nature's beauty and was disappointed with both. Parking is atrocious and you have to deal with the chronically misbehaving children who are let loose to run wild over everything like... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park is primarily a large picnic area adjacent to the Minnehaha Creek at the sight of the largest waterfall in the Metro area. There is a food pavilion and tandem biking rentals right at the falls (open during summer and fall), and parallel hiking trails on each side of the creek below the falls lead to the outflow at... More 

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