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Have wanted to see this since geography class in the 5th grade. It's a long drive but well worth the trip. This is a beautiful State Park. Signs are well marked to lead you to the headwaters. Nice parking area, gift shop, and education center....More
We came to Itasca State Park specifically do you see the headwaters of the Mississippi and it was a lot of fun. We took lots of pictures and we walked across the Mississippi and some of our group even walked down the Mississippi. I do...More
Clean, safe environment. Lunches available in cafe. Gift store. Much information is placed around the area to explain the history of the headwaters. Great hiking trails. Family friendly. We went as a couple as we ha not done this since our children were small. Lovely!
I told my son I’d explain why I was laughing about his question about needing a lifejacket when we got there. It is possible to walk across some slippery rocks (water watershoes) or across a flat log bridge (you won’t get wet). Good idea to...More
This area is busy, even in the late evening. We did manage to get a picture without anyone in the river though. It was cold and they keep the area clear of vegetation so you can see the true beginning of the river. After crossing...More
Lived in MN 30 years and did this for the first time! We have seen the might Mississippi many other places and it is a pretty awesome big old river. Here at the headwaters it is pretty small and even this old Grandma could walk...More