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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
218-834-3855
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
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Decorah, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicest state parks we have been to. We will have to come back in the sping time after the snows melt as the falls were not at the peak "falling" due to lack of rain this summer. But you could actually walk out where the water was supposed to be so that was pretty cool.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great place for hikes and scenic views. You can get a really up close experience of the falls which is great. You can explore the upper and lower falls and hike to where the falls empty into Lake Superior. Fun destination which we highly recommend!

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Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our hike through the park. The scenery is breathtaking and we were able to take some wonderful photos.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Drive to the visitor's center to park. Lots of walking is needed to see the upper falls. Walking and some steps are needed to view the middle falls. Walking and steps are also needed to view the lower falls. Far walking and many steps, and crossing two bridges are needed to view the middle and lower falls in the same... More

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Bovey, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We have been there many times, and especially loved our visit there last spring just an hour after the ice went out. The sight of the water rushing over the falls was spectacular. Very nice visitor center

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Shorter walk that expected to get to the falls. Very busy as this is a tourist spot. Nice views and very clean.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This park is so amazingly big, I first thought the star attraction were the hiking trails, but the falls are just amazing. They have 3 falls, high, middle and low. We actually walked on the falls, there wasn't running water over parts of them, but enough water going over the falls that is just stunning. They do have a bridge... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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330 reviews 330 reviews
77 attraction reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Gooseberry Falls state park has both a magnificent falls view and a number of trails to explore. There is a well laid out visitor centre and gift shop to look around before venturing further afield. The trails are well marked and easily accessible for all abilities. The areas around the falls have many photo opportunities and make for a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Accessible, easy to get to the falls. Beautiful sights. Nice gift shop. Spend an hour or five - plenty to see and do - hiking etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of few state parks that doesn't require a parking sticker - although we had one. Great visitor center with information, restrooms and gift shop.

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