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Worth the Drive

Have wanted to see this since geography class in the 5th grade. It's a long drive but well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chuck B
Nineveh, Indiana
Very interesting

Came here with our Winnebago caravan group. Connie was our guide and she was fantastic. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Itasca State Park, Lake Itasca, MN
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with our Winnebago caravan group. Connie was our guide and she was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Highly recommend. Rating... excellent

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you are in MN! Beautiful visitor center, lots of education and beautiful scenary! Lake Itasca is a gorgeous park with plenty to do!

Thank Samcat79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place. Waded in the water across Mississippi River!! What an experience. This would be great for kids. Clean and fun

Thank Wilma70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brother in law had never been so we all camped in our pop-up and had a nice time. Fun to see and you can walk across in the rocks as well as some logs. Pole marks the spot for great photo op.

Thank KLB082
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank NancyH2586
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank LovingNewAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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June 30, 2017|
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Response from dagknutsenoy | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid I don´t know. I traveled there from Wisconsin by car and drove to Fargo, North Dakota, after having seen the headwaters.
September 14, 2016|
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Response from NorthDakotaMexico | Reviewed this property |
Agree will others, it doesn't matter. Park isn't that large & there are signs stating where to go depending on what you would like to see.