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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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Great for a hike

Visited here, just had to pay $5 for a parking permit and then we had the day to hike and enjoy the nature. I was here on a week day, and saw very few other people. We enjoyed a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Katelyn B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited here, just had to pay $5 for a parking permit and then we had the day to hike and enjoy the nature. I was here on a week day, and saw very few other people. We enjoyed a hike around an island and saw where the two rivers met. Staff were helpful and gave recommendations. There is a visitor... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A good small fort enclosure. Check the timings for Canon shoot and March band. A quiet and serene fort. Visit it during ur leisure time

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Trails to hike out in nature. Bike paths that lead in and out of the park. You can walk your dog on a leash, walk with a group or family. Fishing dock, picnic area and beach available. Also the Savage Center has a fine store, exhibits, public bathrooms and rooms that can be scheduled for meetings.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Spend the day taking the trails and learning about history. You can't go wrong! Also, the annual events at Fort Snelling are normally free and really interesting so check the calendar before going!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had several hours before a flight and came here for a morning hike. The visitor center staff warned us that the trail we were considering might have quite a few mosquitoes. They do have spray in their little store but we had our own available. The staff was also very helpful with directions. The trail to the confluence made... More 

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Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After taking a short bike ride on a beautiful paved path from Minnihaha Falls park you arrive at historic Fort Snelling. This fort was the furthest outpost in the United States in its early years. Many trails to explore with historical points of interest. The fort is accessible with an entry fee and has docents dressed in old military garb.... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This historical fort was here at the begins of the state and has sent troops from the civil war through WWII. Make sure you go on days there are reenactors and activities. Talking to the fort's doctor is usually an eye-opener. The firing of the cannon and gun formations are always a hit with the kids. Their summer camps are... More 

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Spring Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great place to walk in any season if you are in shape and prepared for the elements. I enjoyed seeing and knowing the beginning and ending of the Mississippi River. Day pass was less than $10. Clean facilities, great trails, well marked. Go!

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

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

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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