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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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Gorgeous waterfall hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Grand Portage State Park is home for High Falls, the highest waterfall in the state and definitely an incredibly impressive site. An easy half-mile hike takes you to this mesmerizing falls. Most state parks in Minnesota require a vehicle pass, but not this one as it also serves as the welcome center to Minnesota and its state parks for traffic... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Even on a rainy day, this was a nice and easy short walk from the park office and well worth it! The views are spectacular! If you are in the area I'd say it's definitely worth stopping in, taking a short walk (paved trail) and checking out the falls.

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Faribault
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Other reviewers summed it up well=amazing and majestic! The falls are a must see if you are in the area. I have a bad knee and would argue that it is more than 1/2 mile to the falls, but they have places to stop and rest and even some handrails in certain areas. It was worth the walk. The falls... More 

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