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Interstate State Park

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Address: 307 Milltown Road, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Phone Number: 612-465-5711
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Activities: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rock climbing, Swimming, Camping
Description: This unique park is located in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers...
This unique park is located in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing.
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A must stop

Beautiful scenery, great hikes, and amazing geological formations from the remains of the last ice age...Got engaged at this park...It's always a special visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful scenery, great hikes, and amazing geological formations from the remains of the last ice age...Got engaged at this park...It's always a special visit

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N Saint Paul
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I live in St. Paul, MN and every year we make the trip (1 hour) North to Taylor Falls. If you have kids and you want an inexpensive activity to do this is it. If you have kids from 5-18 years old they will enjoy the time climbing on the rocks and checking out the river.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Trails weren't maintained for winter, but for casual hiking that was not a problem for us. There are several loops of less than a mile on the Wisconsin side, so for a short distance it was no problem to go slow and be careful of the ice on steps and the like. The park is absolutely stunning on a sunny... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The glacial potholes are worth the stop. This is a lovely park, you will not want to miss! Self State Park Pass required. You do an honor envelope type system to pay. $5 is what we paid. You can walk in real easy. Very accessible!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Spent an afternoon here hiking, exploring the glacial pits, enjoying the peacefulness by the river, and the walk across the bridge to the WI side. Great for a couples day trip!

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Interstate park has stunning views and is a photographers dream. We also were able to watch climbers, visit glacial potholes, and walk along the paths made for hikers....and just take in the beauty of it all....

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SAVAGE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

So many paths to take and cool things to look at! River views are gorgeous! Only negative thing to say is that if you have small children watch them carefully. When you are walking on the rocks near the river there are no safety railings and it wouldn't take much for little kids who like to run around to go... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went for a hike along the River Trail, Railroad Trail and Sandstone Trail. The fall colors were gorgeous. The views along the trails aren't that great because of the tree coverage. The place was busy, so the overlooks were packed with people. The worst thing of all is that the highway runs right along the River and Railroad Trails,... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are so many things to do at Interstate State Park. Mountain climbing, canoeing, trails, picnic, camping, potholes created by glaciers over 10k years, etc. There is something for everyone. Its a great place to visit and not too far from the twin cities. although you pay 5 dollars for the entry, you may not get a place to park... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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217 reviews 217 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This area of the park is separate from the campground and large picnic area but is definitely an area not to be missed. You continue from the entrance to the park into the town of Taylor's Falls and it is on the right before you cross the bridge into Wisconsin. The potholes and huge rocks are such a fun area... More 

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