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St. Anthony Falls

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American...

Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American tribes are today part of Minneapolis' historic district.

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Perfect Picture Spot!

This is one of my favorite places to take pictures because there is a wide range of backgrounds from nature to the city. There is also a nice park to walk around and explore a bit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
amandalilgreen
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We initially stopped by here at night cause of the lighting on the bridge. We spent a good hour + Photographing the area. My Fiance wanted to go back the next day to get some day shots cause he loved all the ways this could be viewed. We went back the next day and probably spent another 2 hours walking... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Powerful falls on the iconic Mississippi which power the flour mills of Pillsbury and General Mills. Be sure to walk the Stone Arch Bridge

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to take pictures because there is a wide range of backgrounds from nature to the city. There is also a nice park to walk around and explore a bit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there in January, so didnt spend a ton of time out exploring the falls. However, they were very pretty. It is interesting that they are essentially man-made. The original falls were messed up in a tunneling attempt and this was the repair.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I used to take my kids here for walks and picnics. Very family friendly and safe. Nice outdoor activity at no cost. Beautiful nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I'm always fascinated with locks, canals, rapids, shoals etc ! And how man attempts to tame & utilise Mother Natures gifts ! The Falls are a perfect example of how much we have to meddle with nature to get our desired result. The Mighty Mississippi has only started her journey but when the Mills were operating she supplied the juice... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

During the winter it is pretty ugly, but it can be nice in the spring and summer when the weather is nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

It's a good 2+mile walk from Mpls downtown but fairly popular photography destination. besides the engineering building and stone arch bridge on the backdrop. it's a awesome place for a nice profile picture anytime. I have s lot of long exposure shots here this winter, will upload them soon. most of all this place is a very nice jogging place... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

It's a little disappointing that the original falls are hidden somewhere under all of the man-installed water control structures (too much manipulation during the height of the flour milling industrial days; it all had to be stabilized) however, the power of the Mississippi shines through!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come to Minneapolis frequently and we always make it a point to see the falls. Sometimes from the bridges, sometimes from the island, sometimes from the parks....they are beautiful and the history of why they are there is fascinating :)

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