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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425-1600
+1 952-854-5900
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A Magical Minnesota place for Photography

In full disclosure, I co-lead free nature/wildlife photography hikes approximately 8 times a year... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bloomington, Minnesota
via mobile
Lovely trails - lovely views

We were staying at the nearby Hilton and went for a walk through the trails. While I had been to... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425-1600
+1 952-854-5900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In full disclosure, I co-lead free nature/wildlife photography hikes approximately 8 times a year at a variety of units within the scope of the Refuge. At some of our events we offer lectures on topics pertaining to a variety of subjects that are relevant to...More

Thank hpeterpics
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were staying at the nearby Hilton and went for a walk through the trails. While I had been to Bloomington many times, I was not aware of how beautiful this spot was. I look forward to being able to return sometime when the visitor...More

Thank Onessa
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We have visited a few times, always entering farther south by the Old Cedar Bridge (so we have never been to the visitor center). The hike across the bridge is fun, there are always many birds/water fowl in the area, as well as turtles and...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I had NO idea this was even here, until I needed to get a national park pass for our visit to Yellowstone. Lots of folks had hiked over from other locations.

Thank BusyMicheLady
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This National Wildlife Refuge is run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It's just down the road from the Mall of America and offers hiking trails and a beautiful visitor's center with educational displays and a great gift store. It's a wonderful place to...More

Thank slrlewis
Reviewed 9 November 2017

a visit here with allow you to see and here the natural habitat of the great Minnesota Valley lots of information for those inquisitive minds

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

On a road trip home from Minneapolis we passed the sign for this refuge. We had time so we drove in to look around. We did some hiking on the trails and admired the autumn colors. We spent about an hour or so here and...More

1  Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Loved my stop at Minnesota valley National Refuge. Many exhibits - helpful staff - wonderful gift shop - many very helpful resources. Well done!

Thank nancylee54
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife and i came here on our trip to mall of america. this was an interesting place to walk around and see some birds/butterflys. they had a small visitor center with displays and bathrooms and a gift shop. the trials here range form just...More

Thank mountiamsandcanyons
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Full disclosure! I’m a volunteer at the Refuge... I help lead free photo hikes in the various units of the Refuge. We often start the hikes with some classroom work, giving photo tips...technical, artistic suggestions, and info about what we hope to find on the...More

Thank hpeterpics
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Kelli D
10 June 2015|
Response from fwmaggie_12 | Reviewed this property |
Deet is for tick and mosquito spray. Ticks are most active in the spring. Just check yourself when you come in from outside. Behind the ears are quite common for them to burrow. We like OFF Deep Woods. Mosquitoes are... More