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Grand Portage State Park

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Address: Grand Portage, MN
Phone Number: 2184752360
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Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest...

Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.

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What a beautiful gem we have among us. The North Shore of Minnesota offers so very much beauty and this hike is one of its best. Wheelchair accessible (how often can you say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful gem we have among us. The North Shore of Minnesota offers so very much beauty and this hike is one of its best. Wheelchair accessible (how often can you say that), it is one of the most beautiful of the North Shore. Thank God those before us had the foresight to set aside land as this for... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The waterfalls are very scenic. The walk out to High Falls is paved and has benches. Some stairs at the viewpoint, but not bad. Got to see a misty rainbow too! Park entrance is right next to the US Customs station at the Canadian border.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this nice walk and the beautiful waterfall, but it is a rather quick stop (1 hour, tops), and it is not a hike. There is however a nice walkway for people who would rather not hike! It was still very enjoyable, and the walkway made it easy for kids, but I would have preferred a hike.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up from Lutsen on a day excursion of site seeing. Enjoyable views on the ride East along the lake shore drive along the way. Plenty of parking in the lot and near to the welcome center. The hike to the falls is quick and easy on nice trails. The view lived up to expectations of a falls in the... More 

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Thank Eric S
Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall hike in the state park right by the border. Paved trails to the waterfall which was a short distance from the visitors center, roughly a half mile. Family friendly.

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BRIDGEWATER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to let kids run outside and view the reenactments at your leisure. Informative and educational at the same time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the high falls here. In late June there was a lot of water flowing down the falls. It was only about 1/2 mile from the parking lot to the falls. This is definitely one of the places all Minnesotans should visit.

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Thank jbg74
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

we really enjoyed our visit to park. Very calm place to stay. Trail to Water fall was ultimate. Visitor center was awesome.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The waterfall was spectacular and the walk to the falls is paved/boardwalk. This is by far the best waterfall that we've seen so far in MN!! Clean and up to date visitor center too!

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St. Cloud, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This park is magnificent! I was a little nervous at first when I put this park on my google maps. It had us going going across the border to Canada, making a U turn and coming back. Weird! You'll head north out of the town of Grand Portage and just BEFORE border crossing/patrol, you'll turn left into the park. Signs... More 

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