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“Not to shabby”

Fort Snelling State Park
Ranked #19 of 127 things to do in Saint Paul
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Owner description: Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We went into the park, but if you are just interested in the fort, there is free parking up there, so don't pay to park in the park.

There's also a swim beach, so I wish we had known about that as well.

When we went, some of the walking paths were flooded, so be sure to check that ahead of time.

There were quite a few bikers on the paths, so we would probably bring our bikes next time, easier to get around.

Thank Jenn_Love
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We spent an entire afternoon at Ft. Snelling, immersed in the exhibits, hands-on activities and speaking with the costumed volunteers. It was great to learn about the history of Minnesota and the Fort itself, but even more fun because of all of the activities they have. We watched a cooking demonstration, which was not only informative but also interactive and fun! The staff (volunteers) were great, happy to answer questions and well-trained.
If you like history, this is a great place to visit, for kids of all ages!

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

This could have been like so many other historical places, but the people who volunteer here make this better. We went over the Labor Day weekend so there may have been more than the usual number. We witnessed the firing of the cannon, firing of muskets by about a dozen 'soldiers,' and storytelling. Each of the volunteers knew what they were doing and were eager to talk with anyone - kids or grandparents. I even got to play an old banjo. Ask anyone a question and they either knew the answer or went and got someone who did. The volunteers push this attraction to a higher level. We planed to stay an hour but were there 3 1/2 hours.

Thank Blank A
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Fort Snelling is an important location to Minnesota as settlement as a State. From here one can see beautiful views from where the confluence of where the Minnesota River meets the Mississippi River. The actual Fort has a living history museum. This is also close to the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport, the exit is a little tricky to take once on Highway 62 it comes up right away.

Thank ThomasSky
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

many trails that take you around the park . Scenic and interesting. Fort is special and on weekends they have volunteers that dress in period costumes. Excellent historical choice.

Thank Kriegler
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