St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American tribes are today part of Minneapolis' historic district.
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Keenomanjaro
Croydon, UK181 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
These are man-made falls, built on the site of an former natural waterfall, used to power the flour mills which you can still see down either side of this stretch of the river. A stone arch bridge angles across the river, giving you a pretty good view back to the slipway, but if you have the time, better views can be enjoyed from the water power site on Hennepin Island. We found an online heritage trail which runs in a loop around the falls and took us past a few interesting sights from Minneapolis' industrial past. An interesting feature to find in a big city centre - just don't go expecting great natural beauty.
Written January 17, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,119 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We only had about half an hour to spare, but enjoyed the chance to walk around the (National Park run) lock area and to get views of St. Anthony Falls. You can also see them from the stone arch bridge just downstream, although we didn't have time to go that far.

Parking nearby was a bit difficult on a sunny Saturday afternoon when we visited. I don't think there is any free parking, and even the paid lots were mostly full, but eventually we found a spot. The falls themselves are quite wide but not all that tall, although they are a pretty unique sight in themselves right in the middle of a major metropolitan area. I don't think these are must-see if you're visiting Minneapolis/Saint Paul, but we were happy we'd stopped by to see them.
Written October 9, 2023
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barkus1968
Saint Louis, MO4,213 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is a National Park area and a great city park for relaxing and exercising. Photos are easy to take - their is a lot of good material. Walk the big loop and enjoy the Mississippi River.
Written August 2, 2020
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M-F_Trackers
Philadelphia, PA449 contributions
May 2021
We were here May 20, 2021 and everything is still closed. Did walk over the stone arch bridge and got nice pictures. Learned bout how the falls were saved and the use of the falls to generate electricity.
Written June 12, 2021
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RagsKP94
State College, PA736 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I went on a walking tour or from downtown. I juit I decided to cross the stone arch bridge into Saint Paul. Along the way you get absolutely beautiful views of these waterfalls. They are not the most dynamic. But they are historic and there is a lock system for raising boats up-and-down next to the falls. That is a very interesting aspect of this attraction.
Written June 30, 2022
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Tom W
Katy, TX2,946 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We enjoyed our walk on the bridge. Come to St. Anthony Falls for exercise and a great view of the River.

This is one of the 27 Locks and Dams on the Mighty Mississippi River. St. Anthony's is one of the first Locks. The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota.

The St. Anthony Falls is nice, but I would make sure you see the Minnehaha Falls in the Twin Cities.

The attraction is free and the parking is reasonably priced.
Written July 30, 2019
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Jimy J
Flippin, AR10 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Walked across the Stone Arch bridge to view the falls and the new I-35 bridge. 3 free things for one hike. Went early Sunday am to avoid the heat and crowd, parked about 50 years from the bridge, nice and easy.
Written June 24, 2014
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RobBoston80
Boston, MA1,189 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Lovely place to stroll as the sun sets. We grabbed dinner nearby and wandered by the falls as the sun set. It was very nice and peaceful.
Written May 12, 2018
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2TravelersNYC
New York64 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We recommend this free one hour tour to understand the role of St. Anthony Falls' lock and dam in the development of Minnesota's historic lumber and flour mill industry. A U.S. National Parks ranger took our tour group on a walk to the lock's walls, where we had views of the falls, mighty Mississippi River and Mill District. There is time to photos. Enjoyable for the whole family.

The observation deck at the visitor center is also worth seeing for views and exhibits on lock operation and history.
Written July 2, 2017
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Alice K
48 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Not particularly beautiful or interesting but a nice place to walk around and get fresh air. Bikes welcome - not necessarily good for small kids bc of dangers on stairs, narrow areas to walk, etc
Written April 15, 2016
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