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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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incredible bike trails all brand new

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mariana G
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Weston, Florida
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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

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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Algonquin, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You can access Fort Snelling by car, city bus or by the light rail line which runs between Mall of America and downtown Minneapolis. There are historical buildings and also buildings where military work is carried on day to day. The grounds are well landscaped and it can be romantic strolling around on a pleasant afternoon!

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

These "guides" know their history and you can appreciate the efforts of Minnesotas' militia. I liked the rustic environment but I wish more young people would show some respect when they come there....

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United States
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75 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

actually we want to see the historical fort, so go there, there is a path behind the visitor center, that you can walk up to the fort, but just see the outside, if you want to enter, you still need to pay. But for the fort, you can drive outside the state park to go there. because it needs $5... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of trails to bike or walk. It can be pretty noisy due to the nearby airport and highways but it is in the city.

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