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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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317 reviews 317 reviews
72 attraction reviews
468 helpful votes 468 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Topeka
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The falls are beautiful and well worth stopping to see! There are several falls to see. The walk from the parking lot down to the Visitors center is a couple blocks but an easy walk for seniors. They have a very nice visitors center as well with exhibits of the area and souvenirs. From there it's just a short walk... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was one of our stops along the road that I took a chance on, it was a lot of fun, we were all glad we stopped. It's a short walk to the falls and the water was low when we went so the kids and the adults were able to take our shoes off and go exploring down the... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Minnesota has great state parks, but most are not accessible if you don't buy a park sticker. By combining a highway 61 rest stop with a state park, this is one place Minnesota will let you enjoy for free. There are hiking trails all around a very scenic set of waterfalls with very close access to the water. Be extremely... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a spectacular stop when the water is high. You can do a quick stop and look and see beautiful falls. You can also take short or longer hikes along the river and/or the 20 minute or so trail to Lake Superior. Be sure if you take the lake trail to stop along the way to look for the... More

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Bellville, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We enjoyed a trip to the Gooseberry Falls state park. We took the mile-long hike down to the falls and were impressed with the area. The falls were pristine, and luckily for us, the weather was great, not too hot! I would recommend this area to anyone visiting.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Read about the hike options in guidebooks on the area. If we had just arrived and hiked what was apparent, we would not have had the deep - 5 falls experience that we did. Spent the entire morning here before moving on to Iona's beach.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've heard and seen pictures of Gooseberry falls from my in-laws that I decided to take my family there when we were up in Duluth this summer. My 9th grader wasn't excited but my two little girls were. We hiked all the up to the upper falls. My kids loved walking up to the falls and wading in the pools... More

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