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Minneopa State Park

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Address: 54497 Gadwall Road, Mankato, MN 56001
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Took the kids to see the falls after a camping trip up at Flanders State Park in New Ulm. So amazing that a place like this exists hidden in Southern Minnesota. Love all of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Clovis, New Mexico
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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took the kids to see the falls after a camping trip up at Flanders State Park in New Ulm. So amazing that a place like this exists hidden in Southern Minnesota. Love all of the carvings in the wall beside the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice state park for hiking. It's close to my School so usually every weekend I tried to spend some time there.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the waterfall. The only concern was the notices I read at the very bottom of the steps that warned of fecal matter in the water. Yikes...on one part of the walk over bridge there was a mist that you walk through...ummm not until you have gone through it do you see the notice of doodoo water... The overall experience... More 

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Thank Kizmet13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great waterfalls and nicely maintained. The bison were visible by the front entrance to the park and it was neat seeing the babies. Facilities were clean.

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Saint Clair, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy the park. We took our students and they thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Bison plus the falls and just enjoying such a wonderful park. Our annual stickers are well worth purchasing.

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Thank Calvin L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The falls and hike to the base of the falls are easily accessible and very pretty on a summer afternoon. The park is also very lovely and worth a drive from the Twin Cities. The bison tour was a big disappointment (the primary reason for our drive) as they were in their corral which could barely be seen from the... More 

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Thank Medas2005
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid $5 for car permit. The waterfall wasn't ice but he trails quickly ended due to their failure to rebuild a barrier fen with, yet the $5 obviously could pay to build fences to obstruct the trails. So, disappointed, we headed to the bison inclosure. We drove through TWICE to see the "bison" but we never saw one. The car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't much in the way of lengthy trails here, but what you do get is a beautiful waterfall complete with a winding river in a quiet and secluded area. Excellent place to just get away for a bit.

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Claremont, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

park is well maintained. showers are good quality for a campground very hot water. lots of trails to walk. Bison are great you can get close to them. waterfall is awesome, you can hike to the bottom of them.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful park. Quite an unexpected adventure seeing Buffalo in Mankato Minnesota! Park expansive with campgrounds and picnic areas in addition to Buffalo.

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