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Beautiful park surround by the city

Excellent park for hiking and exploring with yourself or family. Lots to see and do. It gets pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Woodbury, Minnesota
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Beautiful park even in the winter.

The park is beautiful in this frozen tundra! I was in MN last week (super cold) but didn't want to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Riverton, Wyoming
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One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.
4801 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2373
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent park for hiking and exploring with yourself or family. Lots to see and do. It gets pretty crowded in the summer and there are always weddings and engagements being photographed. There is a splash pad and disc golf course (fee) which is one of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GertyGGoz
Reviewed 5 days ago

The park is beautiful in this frozen tundra! I was in MN last week (super cold) but didn't want to miss the local attractions. We had a little trouble figuring out where to park to just see the frozen waterfall. (Park by the closed down...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hondasaki_cat_girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up within a block of the Falls, but remember walking the 1.2 miles as a youngster, to cross the creek on the rocks ( no longer allowed, for safety ) to stand by the statue. Delicious fare at the cafe in the warmer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour here before heading to the airport. There is an audio tour available to download on you phone which gives information on the highlights of the park. Even though the accesses to the water were closed for the winter, the frozen falls...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misswilltravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The falls are truly spectacular below 0. Such a wonderful view in the full sunshine. The entire park is well maintained and easy to walk around in the winter. A winter wonderland.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MBecker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by to look around a little and see the falls in winter. Very beautiful with water coming over and freezing and ice at the bottom. Very nice indeed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank retiredguy2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park's main attraction is the upper waterfall. That area of the park is popular year-round. (Don't go off-trail in winter. It's illegal and the icy falls & pool are dangerous.) By all means start there, but don't leave the park without hiking the trail...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time visiting Minnehaha Park. The falls were frozen and beautiful! There were so many people walking and enjoying the day. What a great experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank compgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great park with a nice seafood restaurant and outdoor patio (restaurant is open Apr-Oct). The creek goes over the falls which is easily viewable without having to go down the stairs or exerting any energy. If you're up for a walk or short hike there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aeroknase
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Large park at Minnehaha Falls. Beautiful views and up-close access to the Falls. Great bike/walking trails. Bike/Surrey rentals available. Sea Salt Eatery has fantastic food, and a good variety of beer and wine. Convenient parking. Just an all-around wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim B
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Purely F
13 November 2018|
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Response from Jennell P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You do need to know you will ind a lot of stairs. Still you will find a lot of small children and babies with their families having a great time .
James P
31 May 2018|
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Response from dektolia | Reviewed this property |
Visitors are not allowed to walk behind/directly under the falls, but you can descend a bunch of steps to get to a path to view the waterfall from below. The path continues along the water below the falls if you’d like a... More
6 October 2017|
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Response from CDC_ALUMNI | Reviewed this property |
Yes...picnic tables and grills in the park.