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Interstate State Park

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Address: 307 Milltown Road, Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Phone Number: 612-465-5711
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This unique park is located in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers...

This unique park is located in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and offers camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and rock climbing.

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Potholes aplenty

I love this park because it's different from the usual Minnesota prairie and pinecone scenes (which I love also). The huge potholes drilled into the basalt rocks truly give a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Robyn D
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Minneapolis, United States
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Minneapolis, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this park because it's different from the usual Minnesota prairie and pinecone scenes (which I love also). The huge potholes drilled into the basalt rocks truly give a sense of the power of the glacier meltwater. It's almost a solemn place. River scenery is beautiful. Services in Taylor's Falls are excellent.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to take a hike and have an adventure. Fun for all ages and great exercise. The views and trails are amazing. Love that you can bring a cooler and picnic lunch. Great way to spend a day!

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Thank KristaJohn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had a great time exploring and hiking. There are a lot of glacier formations and holes. It really is worth the time to visit this park. They have activities so check out the DNR website for details. Rock climbing, hiking tours and kids programming.

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Thank Heather D
Tewksbury, MA
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome park. Many of the trails are boardwalks, some are paved, others are rocks and dirt. Not too difficult to see a lot of the potholes and views of the river even with a bum knee. Be sure to go down inside the pothole where you can look up to the sky. Really cool. Sorry, I don't... More 

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Thank walkingalong
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Interstate a few times in the past, but they were mostly for work. This was my first time there with my family. The site was clean and the bathrooms were also clean! Many cool trails and beautiful views of the St. Croix. We even saw a beaver swimming in the river!! Come out and enjoy this... More 

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Thank Adam H
Zimmerman, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a busy holiday weekend we arrived at 9:30am and easily found a place to park (had to go through construction in town but easy). We paid for the state park pass and used the bathrooms before heading out on the trail. We filled up our water bottles at the drinking fountain before and after our hike. We lived the... More 

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Thank AlwaysLoveToTravel06
Anoka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling to Taylor's Falls intending to rent a canoe for the afternoon, I was surprised by construction on Hwy 8, but we were able to reach the park and I had a great time! The scenery is unlike anything else in this half of the state, and not to be missed. Canoe trips depart downstream a bit, and you may... More 

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Thank Greg T
Rochester, Minnesota
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great state park with unique and interesting geology. The potholes were fun to explore and the DNR programs were great! Some nice hiking and great views of the the St. Croix River. We'll be back.

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Thank studinski
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Incredibly beautiful place with rock cliffs and gorge of the St. Croix River. Wonderful hiking trails, giving great views of the river and featuring incredible geological features. The huge glacial potholes are awesome. Vehicle passes are $25 for an year or $5 for a day pass.

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Thank Raintree_Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Drove an hour to see glacial potholes. This was our first time to this state park. Easy to get to if you follow the directions from their website. Construction near the Visitor Center entrance, but a very friendly and helpful state park ranger was there to guide us. Bought our annual park pass ($25) or you can pay $5 for... More 

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