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Minneopa State Park

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Address: 54497 Gadwall Rd, Mankato, MN 56001-5929

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This was a nice day trip visit. The falls were pretty. The hiking path to the falls was a bit muddy, so don't wear your good shoes! It might also not be for very young or older... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice day trip visit. The falls were pretty. The hiking path to the falls was a bit muddy, so don't wear your good shoes! It might also not be for very young or older adults and it's a bit "athletic" in some spots. If you end up on a low day and there are no other tourists,... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We enjoyed an easy stroll and were rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. Enjoy this park and explore even more of this beauty.

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Thank Vesta H
North Mankato, Minnesota
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Love the waterfall side but due to erosion/lack of attention there aren't enough groomed trails in that area, which means people forage their own. This can be pretty unsafe at times. Buffalo are kind of fun to see on the other side of the park, but every time we have gone they are WAY WAY down in their feeding area... More 

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Thank adschimek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Been here several times. Loved this place so much. Seeing the seasons change and it was fun to go hiking.

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Thank Hands D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Minneopa State Park offers visitors beautiful close-up views of the waterfalls with rather easy walking trails. Cross the road and you enter the campground with lovely hiking trails and the newly established bison herd. It's a wonderful place to visit any time of year. There are also evening and weekend naturalist programs that are very family friendly. This is a... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

For a 5 dollar day pass we enjoyed a rather cold stroll to the waterfall. It is a beautiful site with a walking bridge over the water. Our drive through the Bison range was less eventful as they were either hiding out of sight or decided to vacation in Florida. Great state park even in November.

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Thank Gregg N
Saint James, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a blast! Can't wait to go back! Will definitely be doing pictures next time. Kids had a blast too.

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Got here early on a Sunday morning very quiet as there were hardly any oth er visitors walked along the trails and saw the falls then went to see the Bison Range and the Mill more crowds over there all in all a great morning. FYI 5 daily vehicle permit req. Or a hefty fine be prepared.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My boyfriend and I went to this park to see the bison herd on a wonderful fall day, with a 70 degree temperature. The leaves were past peak; we drove through the bison area without seeing the bison, but took the suggestion to view them from the area near the windmill. We saw the bison there, but binoculars are really... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We were here last year and loved the falls area of the park. This time we came to view the fall colors which were advertised at peak and see the bison. There was NO colorful leaves and many trees had lost leaves. Way past peak. Took the filthy gravel drive to see the bison. Our car was covered with an... More 

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