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Stone Arch Bridge

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 612-627-5433
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Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of...

Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of native granite and limestone measuring 2,100 feet in length across the mighty Mississippi.

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Awesome River Walk!

Stopped by the bridge after spending the day touring the area. Neat to experience the area, its history and the sound of the Mississippi. Many neat attractions and restaurants are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
86MissyJ
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the bridge after spending the day touring the area. Neat to experience the area, its history and the sound of the Mississippi. Many neat attractions and restaurants are near by.

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Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice stroll - clean and picturesque, it has the history of the bridge and area noted on signage along the bridge. You might come across couples having engagement or wedding photos taken, people playing guitar or accordion on the bridge, bikers, runners, dogs out for a stroll.....it's busy, but there's room for many and the mood is peaceful on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family enjoyed seeing downtown, the bridge, river, and the new Vikings stadium. Minneapolis has great places.

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Farragut, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking the lovely 2 mile Heritage Trail along the riverfront that includes the Stone Arch Bridge. After a quick stop in the NPS temporary visitor center and a quick walk through the Mill Ruins, we began our walk along the well-marked trail. It offered lovely views of downtown, the Mississippi River and the St Anthony Falls. Cafés and... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to go for a walk after dinner. The whole area has been redone and it's good to see people out and about enjoying this historic area of Minneapolis. I remember,not too long ago, this area was deserted and not a nice place to be - especially at night. Now it's very family friendly and a great place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go-to bike route to cross the river - beautiful scenery and great people watching. Continue up the west bank to the North Loop Playground to keep the kids happy. :)

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the bridge Hill built -- James J Hill, the empire builder himself! Spanning the Mississippi River, connecting downtown with N.E. Minneapolis, it is one of the most popular places to see -- and be seen. In the last decade, the both the City side of the river, and old "Nordeast" have boomed -- lofts, theaters, museums, shops galore!... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge provides nice views for people who love to walk, run or bike. The annual Stone Arch Bridge festival is crowded, but friendly.

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Center Point, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I enjoyed my lunch and time visiting in this great atmosphere. The breakfast burrito was good. We also shared a nutella/raspberry pastry. That was kind of dry and tough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I totally love this place and I will bring anyone here young or old. There is so much rich history from the beginning of Minneapolis to the lumber boom, to the flour boom and even to current day invasive fish. And it is an easily accessible place from many different parking options. Enjoy the views and read all the signs... More 

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