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Falls were beautiful in winter

Stopped by to look around a little and see the falls in winter. Very beautiful with water coming... read more

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Owatonna, Minnesota
One of the area's best parks with a great waterfall

The park's main attraction is the upper waterfall. That area of the park is popular year-round... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.
4801 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2373
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped by to look around a little and see the falls in winter. Very beautiful with water coming over and freezing and ice at the bottom. Very nice indeed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank retiredguy2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

The park's main attraction is the upper waterfall. That area of the park is popular year-round. (Don't go off-trail in winter. It's illegal and the icy falls & pool are dangerous.) By all means start there, but don't leave the park without hiking the trail...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time visiting Minnehaha Park. The falls were frozen and beautiful! There were so many people walking and enjoying the day. What a great experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank compgal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great park with a nice seafood restaurant and outdoor patio (restaurant is open Apr-Oct). The creek goes over the falls which is easily viewable without having to go down the stairs or exerting any energy. If you're up for a walk or short hike there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aeroknase
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large park at Minnehaha Falls. Beautiful views and up-close access to the Falls. Great bike/walking trails. Bike/Surrey rentals available. Sea Salt Eatery has fantastic food, and a good variety of beer and wine. Convenient parking. Just an all-around wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The falls was half-frozen when we visited Minnehaha Park. It was beautiful to look at! We came all the way from Winnipeg and it was worth the trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank puclritudinous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is where you can find Minneapolis's best kept secret, a beautiful waterfall! The paths that follow the river allow you to enjoy the well preserved creek that progress did not destroy.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GypsyMoonpi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In summer or winter, this is a great spot to visit. Summertime brings the cool spray from the rushing waterfall. Winter is an incredible display of frozen falls, it's quite a sight to see. There are hiking trails all around, some paved, others are not....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Madelon D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friend lives near this park and we often go for walks. It is a quiet place to get some respite from the city noise and haste.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robe0284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The falls are beautiful - wear some sturdy shoes and you can walk all the way to the river convergence. Make sure to save room to eat at the bandshell... and if you’re a following fanatic or have never had it- grab a scoop of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Purely F
November 13, 2018|
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Response from Jennell P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You do need to know you will ind a lot of stairs. Still you will find a lot of small children and babies with their families having a great time .
James P
May 31, 2018|
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Response from dektolia | Reviewed this property |
Visitors are not allowed to walk behind/directly under the falls, but you can descend a bunch of steps to get to a path to view the waterfall from below. The path continues along the water below the falls if you’d like a... More
October 6, 2017|
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Yes...picnic tables and grills in the park.
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Trip planning and logistical advice needed, please (20 Replies)
My husband and I are coming June 29-July 5 for our first visit in this part of the country. Our son just moved to Bloomington in Jan. to attend school, so we are looking forward to seeing him and exploring some of the area together--he does not have a car, so has not been able to get away from the campus much. We are staying at the MSP Air Reserve Station near or on the airport (my husband is retired military, so we can stay for $39 a night---a great deal that leaves $$ for eating out,...More
June 04, 2011|
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There are two routes between Duluth and Two Harbors, scenic route 61 and Hwy (expressway) 61. I usually take the scenic route when northbound so that I can see Lake Superior to my right. Going southbound I take the Hwy 61 as I can still see Lake Superior to the left. I think using the Light Rail is a good idea for getting downtown Mpls, and I would suggest Mpls for July 4th. I would suggest heading up to Grand Marais on that Tuesday, and then staying in Duluth on Wednesday. You could...More
Todd W
Minneapolis getaway ideas? (4 Replies)
We will be in Minneapolis for a couple days next week for a ball game. Would love some ideas as we've never been to the area. Staying at the Millenium, what is the parking situation. Maybe a good place for breakfast close, possibly within walking distance. We thought of Minnehaha Park for a morning venture, not sure about nightlife. Maybe a music venue idea, jazz or Rock. What should we not miss? Any help would be appreciated.
July 09, 2017|
Response fromgweilo845|
Hell's Kitchen and Hen House have good breakfasts and are a few blocks form the hotel. Music clubs nearby: Dakota Jazz Club, First Avenue/7th St Entry, Fine Line, Cabooze (not in downtown but easy to get to on the Green Line). FYI there is a lot of construction around that hotel, from the Nicollet Mall and Westminster church renovations. I wouldn't bet on sleeping past 7 AM or so.
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Chicago to Minneapolis road trip in early May (5 Replies)
Hi All, I'm from California and have gone on a few road trips in the past (New England states, East Coast, West Coast and some Southern states). I'm in the process of planning my next road trip to Upper Midwest ( Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis - Milwaukee - Chicago) in May. I can go for about 10 -12 days. I'm not sure how many days I should spend at each place and things that I must do or places I must see when I get there. Can you please give me some advice/tips for my trip? My...More
April 05, 2015|
Response fromMomMobile5|
Maybe do Milwaukee first? Milwaukee- Whitnall Park, Mitchell Park Conservatory, Milwaukee Art Museum. I would just spend one day in Milwaukee, but that's my opinion. Madison- On the way from Milwaukee, stop at Old World Wisconsin. Use Madison as a base for day trips. Lots to see in the area: House on the Rock in Spring Green, Taliesin (Frank Lloyd Wright's home), Devil's Lake for good hiking and scenery. Ride the free auto ferry across the Wisconsin River in Merrimac when you visit...More