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Minneopa State Park

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

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Now buffalo roam

Driven through park a number of times, but had to go back to check out addition of buffalo. Did see them in corral area. A great added attraction for the park. Buffalo has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Laughlin, Nevada
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Laughlin, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driven through park a number of times, but had to go back to check out addition of buffalo. Did see them in corral area. A great added attraction for the park. Buffalo has large area to roam.

Thank ejenn2
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited both the waterfalls and the bison. The walk to the waterfalls is easy and flat. We continued down the steps to the bridge over the creek and up the next set of steps. However the loop trail was closed. We managed to find the bison enclosure, which is on the north side of highway 68. We didn't see... More 

Thank sandyss77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Minneopa State Park is a lovely place to hike, camp, see the buffalo herd, or just sit and relax. There are only six electric campsites, so it's difficult to get one on weekends. There are usually non electric sites available. Nice bike trails go past the park that connect to the trail system in Mankato. It is only about 5... More 

Thank jldorn@centurylink.net
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The family and I stopped to check it out while on a family/business trip. They have buffalo, waterfalls and well cared for trails. We were there in the summer and even had plenty of water coming down the stream to give the waterfalls some excellent visuals and sound

Thank Dnic1963
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FOR EVERYONE: I have visited this area several times over the years always a pleasant walk. There are steps and climbing involved if you do the whole walk; Viewing area from above if you are not able. The falls are beautiful every month of the year. Great picnic area! Other areas of the park include historic mill, Bison and camping.... More 

Thank Lemke F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park has two parts to it . The signs will lead you to both areas .One part has camping ,hiking and a old windmill. There is also buffalo in part of the park . We didnt see any when we went . There is a small park fee of Five dollars and that covers both state parks . With... More 

Thank Rainy F
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way back home...spent time at the falls which were magnificent, far exceeded our expectations!!! Then we went over to drive through the buffalo enclosure. They don't have many and the landscape doesn't seem suited to Buffaloes, but they were active and near the road so all was fine.

Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because we have had several heavy rains, the falls have been rushing. There are two levels with easy access for all and a stairway for those who want to venture a little farther down to hike. The park has added a bison herd and you can drive through the area to catch a glimpse.

Thank pjsharad
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place for a little respite - it never seems to be crowded for a great walk and usually some wonderful waterfalls and now a small herd of bison. Take one of the roads into the prairie area about 3:30 or 4 PM and keep your eyes peeled for seeing a small herd (10 or so) of true... More 

Thank Genevieve K
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place for a short break.The falls are beautiful and the park is very quite.Its a good place for picnic.Toilets are clean and well kept.

Thank Hamzah B

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