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Grand Portage State Park

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Easy “hike” Great View

This shouldn’t be considered a hike, but the views are amazing!!!!! Totally worth the drive. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Very informative

I’ve visited many state parks and watched many “movies” at these parks. The one here at Grand... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Monticello, Kentucky
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Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hwy 61, Grand Portage, MN 55605-3000
+1 218-475-2360
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shouldn’t be considered a hike, but the views are amazing!!!!! Totally worth the drive. The gift shop is cute as well! Definitely worth the drive!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited many state parks and watched many “movies” at these parks. The one here at Grand Portage is absolutely the best I’ve ever watched. I highly recommend you take the time to watch this if you are there. The ladies at the desk were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Atticusmam
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The waterfall is actually on the Minnesota/Canada border, but worth the trek up here if you've come as far as Grand Marais. The path to get to the waterfall is paved/boardwalk, so it's accessible, but steep at places. And it's only half a mile back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SonofAslan
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Yes, the waterfalls are the main attraction, and they deserve every bit of attention. The pathways to the falls have some or many stairs, but some routes are more accessible than others. Ask at the welcome center and they will be happy to suggest a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roadtripmajik
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Nice half mile paved walk up to a great waterfall. Visitor center had a nice museum and gift ship and clean bathrooms.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SydObanion
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have gone to the falls and they were just as amazing the second time as the first!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulasA5113YX
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

They have something for everyone a several hour hike to the middle falls or an easy hike to the upper falls, we even saw someone on a mobility scooter take the high falls trail. We attended a program on wild rice and everyone was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s kinda transitional place where not only two big nation meets but also this park displays the ecological diversity. Culture blends here with terrific mountainous landscapes just miles away from the great Superior Lake.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Natureholic
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is a must stop on the North Shore tour. We moved to Minnesota seven years ago and I am surprised how many people have not been to Grand Portage State Park. Many have come up the North Shore, but they still don't make it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michaelparkguy
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We stopped here on our way back to the Twin Cities from Thunder Bay. It was lightly raining, but with a rain coat the short hike to the waterfall was pleasant. Enjoyed the exhibits at the visitor center. Great view of the falls and we...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Sorry for the delayed response but I really don’t know about everything parking. I don’t recall seeing any in the area where we parked our car though.
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