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Minnehaha Park

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Address: 4801 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2373
Phone Number: 612 230 6400

One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.

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Beautiful flowing waterfall

A hidden gem in a busy crazy city kind of hard to find. Parking isn't the greatest but worth the walk down to it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kari K
Sussex, Wisconsin
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hidden gem in a busy crazy city kind of hard to find. Parking isn't the greatest but worth the walk down to it.

Thank Kari K
Marion, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came on this because my friend seen a post card. While my daughter was unpacking at college, we went exploring. I cannot express how beautiful and amazing this park and falls are. It is worth the visit. Parking was plentiful and the view was amazing!!!

Thank SassyG69
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Minnehaha Park--big waterfall which can be seen from many different angles. Great picture taking. Summer -walk down the stairs and walk along the river. Be careful. Very pretty down there and also gives you a different glimpse of falls before you start your walk. Back upstairs take the walk looking over the falls and along the water. Rent a surrey-type... More 

Thank kindnessiscontagious
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Trip advisor suggested this place. My wife and I are glad we visited. There is plenty of parking and it's a short walk to the falls. A must visit for the area if you like nature's beauty.

Thank Dustin S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We live close across the river from the falls. This is on my Must Do and See list in my Twin Cities tour I have mastered after years of having out of town guests. You can just check out the falls but I recommended also hiking the trail to the Mississippi. I suggest having your guest wear tennis shoes, I... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see, but nothing beyond that. You'll find some great photo opportunities and gorgeous nature. The trails get a bit bland toward the end. Less nature and more economics.

Thank jdx509
Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful park in the middle of Minneapolis. I recommend renting bicycles to see all of the park. The falls are lovely.

Thank Allinder
San Antonio
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stop with the children and explore the park and water fall. It is free. Right by the rail station, but it is a lot of walking. Did not see restrooms while there. Also a lot of steps. If you break the rules you can go behind the water fall too.

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two short trips here and I just wish we could have spent more time enjoying the scenery. For those of you that don't own cars, the local light rail Metro stops at the park. A MUST for any tourist .

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is a beautiful and historic park in the middle of an urban area! Such beauty in all 4 seasons! The hiking trails are just beautiful, especially following the creek all the way to the Mississippi River. The park has hiking trails, historic markers, ample parking ( for a small fee) and lots of picnic areas and a playground... More 

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