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Fort Snelling State Park

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Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111
Phone Number: 612-725-2389
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Description: Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most...
Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
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A good place to bike but second guess about the other bikers

My uncle and I came here to bike for an evening and were disappointed by the amount of different leveled bicyclists. We were riding below the fort along the Mississippi when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My uncle and I came here to bike for an evening and were disappointed by the amount of different leveled bicyclists. We were riding below the fort along the Mississippi when several fast riding city bicyclist's in uniform rode towards us. The first one yelled out "on your right" and I looked back to see who says on your right?... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came here to hike and was disappointed at the trails. Very flat and scenery doesn't change much. But if you like that, then this is for you. I thought it Too close to highway 494 and noisy. Cool historic background and Indian monuments. Nice walk to where he Minnesota River and Mississippi River converge.

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The main reason my brother and I came here was to see the fort and it was great. Bigger than I thought especially on the outside. Lots of history here for sure. After seeing Fort Snelling we walked down to the point where the Minnesota River flows into the Mississippi. Very pretty considering you're in the middle of one of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went hiking and didn't see that much. I guess I have been spoiled by our other great State Parks and this one was just average to me. It has a lot of noise pollution from the airport so it kind of loses its nature appeal, and the paths don't give you much view other than the foliage which I'm betting... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

we rent the bikes. in the park to a machine the system for rent them is very very cool they are not cheap but the bikes are in great condition , the trails for bikes are perfect . the review from somebody in 2014 says that are terrible . Now the y aré perfect . it's an activity kind of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really fun to be immersed in this location that is so well preserved (and partially & accurately re-built) on the bluffs of the river. Allow yourself some easy-going time (3-5 hours?) to wander the property, take some tours and also walk/drive-by some of the slightly detached portions of the surrounding and historically–supporting buildings that are now separated from the main... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful setting where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers converge. Hike around Pike's island and you might see a bald eagle or two, beavers, and many giant cottonwoods.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Memorial Day is very packed in the morning, so if you don't like to wait in lines I suggest going in the afternoon. There are service men in uniforms in the morning so if you are only interested in seeing your loved ones, then skip the morning. There are only 2 bathrooms in the building so that can get hectic.... More 

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Orlando, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We went solely to bike the paved trails and enjoy the fall foliage. Too bad the paved trails (also recommended for hiking) were full of potholes, tree roots, narrow paths, and rough shoulders. It was a rather populated trail that went past Historic Fort Snelling and up to Minnehaha Falls Park - connecting to the Grand Scenic Byways but in... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Enjoyed visiting a piece of history. Be sure to watch the short movie in the auditorium before going to view the grounds. It gives a lot of great information about the grounds and history of the Fort.

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Address: Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111
Phone Number: 612-725-2389
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul

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