This is one of the spectacular urban delights of South Minneapolis. Winding its way from the south shore of Lake Harriet, ... More
Minnehaha Park & Falls
This is one of the spectacular urban delights of South Minneapolis. Winding its way from the south shore of Lake Harriet, Minnehaha Creek cuts a 5-mile path along 50th Street on its way to the Mississippi River. Picturesque Minnehaha Parkway, running parallel to the creek, is a splendid drive featuring lush gardens and large shade trees. The route can also be traversed by foot or bike via the trails. The culmination of the gurgling and bubbling creek as it rushes to meet the mighty Mississippi is the cascading splendor of Minnehaha Falls, and 170-acre magnificent Minnehaha Park. One of the city's most-used stretches of parkland, it features several large picnic grounds, formal gardens, playing fields, hiking trails, and undeveloped natural areas. Four different staircases, made of local stone, lead from the uplands to various spots along the creek bottom. There they connect to a trail that follows the creek to its confluence with the river across from St. Paul's Hidden Falls Park. A separate paved trail connects the park to historic Fort Snelling State Park. Of special historical significance is the John H Stevens House Museum that was recently moved to park grounds south of the Falls. Contact the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for additional information.
The Falls themself are beautiful. Minnehaha Creek feeds the falls, and it's awesome to see a cool waterfall, in the city. In the winter, the entire cove is iced over. The rest of the park is great, w/ tons of hiking, picnicing. and more. The Restaurant in the park, Sea Salt, is really good. The dog park is huge. The dogs love swimming in the Mississippi. A great park.
I loved this place. Being that I live in Minnesota it was sad that I have not been there before up until 3 weeks ago. And, I don't regret one moment of it. I'm not really and outdoors type but I can say that this spot is well worth it! There are so many trails you can take that bring you to breath taking scenes! And the Falls Wow I couldnt believe that Minnesota even could produce something so beautiful! If you havent been there before; or are thinking about going...I suggest you go there!
I absoultly Love Minnehaha Park. It is beautiful and i went there a few times. The best time to go there is midday in the summer time. Minnehaha park is great for all ages. There are shops to see and trails to go on that go by the falls.
Its a park that can be accessable and wild at the same time. A vast park with many levels in the park to explore or just have a huge family picnic at.Access is easy, parking hard to find because minneapolitans use their parks. It has a beautiful waterfall and is bordered by the Mississippi river on the East. Enjoy!!!!!
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