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Address: Grand Portage, MN
Phone Number: 2184752360
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Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.

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Lake Superior Circle Tour

If you love great scenery , waterfalls, camping the Lake Superior Circle Tour has an abundance of all. Easy access Interpretive Trails that give spectacular views of High Falls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy B
Fergus, Canada
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Fergus, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love great scenery , waterfalls, camping the Lake Superior Circle Tour has an abundance of all. Easy access Interpretive Trails that give spectacular views of High Falls, Kakebeka Falls , Pictured Rocks boat tours , I could go on and on. We spent approx. 10 days on this tour , could easily spend 2 or 3 weeks ,... More 

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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice paved walk only half a mile. paved all the way. I use a cane and the walk was doable. wonderful.

Thank Brandy F
Cumberland, Wisconsin
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a gray, rainy day, but it was still a wonderful walk. There is a well-maintained path and a boardwalk to the falls. It's very beautifully built. The falls were spectacular, with many viewing areas. There is also a very nice visitor center. It was worth the drive.

Thank Happy2Camp2012
Cohasset, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is the highest water fall in Minnesota. The easy trail to the falls goes through a very nice forested area. As you approach the falls you can hear them well before you see them. There are 2 viewing platforms which provide a great view of the falls and a great picture opportunity.

Thank BernieMat
North Oaks, Minnesota
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132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went to this falls recently on a trip up the north shore. It is right at the Canadian border on the Minnesota side within Grand Portage State Park but there is no admission charge to see the falls. There is a very nice tourist visitor information center there also, High Falls is very impressive. We saw it in the... More 

1 Thank Rich J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was an easy hike, but there are 180 steps going back from the viewing area so be prepared. It's worth the view though. Make sure you climb all the way to the top, only a few steps more for the best view.

1 Thank Diarama
Frederick, Maryland
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502 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The largest and most impressive waterfall in all of Minnesota lies on the Canadian border in Grand Portage State Park. High Falls of the Pigeon River (120 ft.) can be seen from two viewing platforms at the end of a 1/2 mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk. Even though the Northeast Region of Minnesota offers countless special places to explore and have... More 

1 Thank NeoWasHere
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Easy on off of Hwy 61, plenty of parking, handicap accessible. A magical moment that puts you back in time to the lumber jacks using the falls to transport logs.

Thank Paul P
cannon falls, mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

For seniors, this is a relatively easy walk along a well-maintained path with a number of benches along the way to rest. At the end of the path there are some stairs to climb to best see the falls, but they are not difficult and the view is 100% worth it. Nature at its best.

Thank falije
Waconia, Minnesota
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The parking lot for these falls is within sight of the U.S. Canadian border. The trail is approximately a half mile each way and is either paved or boardwalk the entire way. We were on the U.S. side of the border and there is another park on the Ontario side just after the border. When viewing the falls from one... More 

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