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“Decent One day Visit”

Fort Snelling State Park
Ranked #16 of 125 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 July 27, 2014

Its amazing how a state park exists in the heart of the city and right next to the MSP airport. However, due to the recent flooding many parts of the park are in accessible. We could do one trail which started from the visitor center and along the Minnesota river about 3 miles long. The trail was mostly paved and easy. The beach and picnic area along this trail were beautiful but the lake was very marshy.
Its a very noisy state park because of its proximity to the airport and some highways.
I will recommend this park to anyone who doesn't want to go away from the city and still enjoy nature, but definitely not the best option.

Thank Ahana L
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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I have wanted to get a state park pass and finally did. This place is so beyond beautiful. It's huge there are so many trails to bike or walk on. There's water, so many Anamials roaming throughout the park. Foxes deer and birds of all types! Love this state park!!!

Thank Alyssa H
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Its worth spending a couple of hours here - most of the fort has been recreated - a couple of the buildings are original - and the staff ( in period costume) went out of their way to be helpful and informative. Its worth seeing the film first.

Thank AlanP00le
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

I discovered this place when I was looking for somewhere close to the airport to respond to picking someone up which we are doing all the time. Great relaxing place to wait and close too. Beautiful

Thank BillIBT
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Fort Snelling is really close to the airport which means it can get a little loud with the airplanes landing and taking off. It's a really large area so the noise kind of gets lost in the trees. I did a lot of hiking in this area this last year. I also saw a lot of deer and coyotes while of adventuring. There is some great informational kiosks spread out thru the area. So if learning more about this historic area is on your agenda it will take care of most of your questions. Pike island is a part of the park that I like. It has a lot of history and real big trees as well. Pike island is the delta formed from the Minnesota river flowing into the Mississippi. Thye area along the mississippi spreads out for miles of exploring and hiking. If you are really lucky you may find an old arrowhead. Great trails for biking and hiking. Wonderful scenery and views.

Thank Justin B
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