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Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Address: Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
Phone Number: 218-834-3855
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall...
This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
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LOVED the history and the park!

This was a highlight on our 45th wedding anniversary in Sept. and we were just sorry that we didn't have more time to hike around the whole park and see all the waterfalls! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a highlight on our 45th wedding anniversary in Sept. and we were just sorry that we didn't have more time to hike around the whole park and see all the waterfalls! The history intrigued us - yes, we are history buffs, the waterfalls and geology were fantastic and we'd love to come when the water would be higher!... More 

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Poplar, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit in the spring, summer and fall. IT's nice when it's warmer out so you can walk through the water and explore everything!

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Albertville, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The falls are beautiful. If you are driving by it is worth the stop. I don't like crowded places and the day we were there was just packed with people.

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Ely
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A real north shore experience with agate hunting thrown into the mix. Lots of waterfalls and interesting hiking trails plus one taking you out to the Superior shoreline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Our first time to gooseberry falls in January 2015. Lots to see and explore even in the winter and it was very quiet and peaceful. There is also a very nice gift shop and visitor center you will want to check out! Look forward to visiting again in the spring!

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Beautiful area with numerous waterfalls and march areas. Well marked and very good trails. Lovely visitor facility too. Looking forward to hiking more in the spring on a return trip.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was my first time in Duluth and we took the Superior Hiking trail, and we decided to go all the way to Split Rock Point and back. Which was about 15mi in total not counting the inclines. We covered it in about 5hrs but I would recommend planning more time if you’re looking to do that. I was impressed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have to write a review to sum a few things up: 1. A lot of people complaining there isn't a park ranger observing the falls at all times; We have an entire park to keep track of, we can't lose a person to stand for 8+ hours in 1 spot. 2. There is no fee, it is considered a... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great scenery and walking paths to burn up a few hours. We did some winter hiking at subzero temps and enjoyed observing the tracks of wolves, coyotes, fox, squirrels, rabbits and mice in the fresh snow. Such a great excuse to get outside and burn a few calories. Friendly staff at the Visitor Center also.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It's best to stop when there is a decent flow, but that is dependent on time of the year, rainfall, or the spring thaw.

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