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nice and quiet

historic little spring. free parking in the area, not as crowded as some of the other parking that... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
marieatta_pman
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marietta GA
Small park that connects to larger park

Even though one person has said there is free parking, I am not sure where it is. It is a need to... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
garyaverill1
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Aug 12, 2018
“Small park that connects to larger park”
Jun 25, 2018
“So peaceful”
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Coldwater had been home to the Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center for close to fifty years, from 1949 to 1996, when Congress closed all Bureau of Mines centers nationwide. In 2010 the NPS assumed responsibility, Coldwater has gone from an...more
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5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South, between Minnehaha Falls Park and Fort Snelling State Park, Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Even though one person has said there is free parking, I am not sure where it is. It is a need to see place, but parking is a nightmare on a summer weekend. I would recommend getting there as early as possible to get a...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

This National Park is a gem. Located nearly close enough to spot at Highways 55 & 62 and Hiawatha Ave. this spot is so quiet and peaceful. We accessed it while biking on the trail along the Mississippi River and followed the creek up to...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2017

historic little spring. free parking in the area, not as crowded as some of the other parking that i saw. nice spot to get into the nature of the local parks there

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Reviewed September 11, 2016

As with many parts of government-owned property near Fort Snelling, this is a natural ruin. Unfortunately, as with others, it is also poorly marked and mapped. It could be a lovely place for nature tours--a little gem. It has a long history related to the...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

I finally found the park today, more by accident than anything else. I parked my car and seeing no directions as to which way of several possibilities to start walking I headed down a dirt path that soon came to a paved path, after following...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Coldwater Springs is a hidden gem. It is often overlooked because it is very close to Minnehaha Falls.

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