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Minnehaha Park

Park, Dog Run, and Playground
Hiawatha, Minneapolis
  • The folks at The Wall Street Journal and City Pages like this place. Would you agree?
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • City Pages
  • Jennifer J.
    "Mississippi River and features"(3 Tips)
    City Pages
    "lush canopy of trees beneath the Mississippi bluffs"(3 Tips)
    Bob B.
    "The falls and the trail down the rapids is awesome!"(4 Tips)
    Robin E.
    "Love biking here!"(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
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  • Nicholle V.
    Nicholle VespermanOctober 18, 2015
    Everything is. It is not only beautiful but we were awestruck by the views from every step. I will be stopping there again. I have told friends and family about it and when they went they agreed.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Take an easy hike to the bottom of the ravine where, as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes "the Falls of Minnehaha/Flash and gleam among the oak-trees/Laugh and leap into the valley." Read more
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    big sandbox play area with diggers, monkey bars, slides, spinners, spring riders, teeter totters, jungle gym, swings, and climbing sculptures
  • Adam S.
    Adam SteeberJuly 19, 2016
    This place is a lot of fun if you don't mind the crowd. It's pretty busy there and the falls are a little underwhelming but the park has a bunch of paths and incredible sandstone bluffs.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    While it is probably best known for its dramatic 53-foot-tall Minnehaha Falls, this park is also home to several historic 1930s structures built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration).
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted Best Bike Trail by City Pages in 2012! A stunning trip always, the path runs under a lush canopy of trees beneath the Mississippi bluffs, entering Fort Snelling state park. Its a genuine escape.
  • Corey P.
    Corey PartinDecember 6, 2016
    One of the best sights in Minneapolis! Stand on the bridge to get the best view and enjoy the sounds of local musicians. Definitely bring a camera!
    HISTORYApril 19, 2010
    One of Minneapolis’ oldest & most popular parks, it attracts over 850,000 thousand visitors annually. The 193-acre park features a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and river overlooks.
  • Nick A.
    Nick ArcherJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The wading area just down the creek after the Falls and before Wabun Picnic area is a great area to hang out on a sunny day.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrunsJune 15, 2014
    The falls and the trail down the rapids is awesome! Well worth the walk.
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea CampbellMay 26, 2014
    Very big and crowded but very nice. Keep the garbage pick up though cause I saw a lot of it by the falls
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer J.February 22, 2010
    Best off leash dog park in the Twin Cities. Nestled along the Mississippi River and features many nature trails - it is paradise for all canines and their people.
  • Joe S.
    Joe St. OngeMay 10, 2012
    The best sea food in the city be ready to wait in line though...well worth it!
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinJune 27, 2015
    Great walking trails along the creek connecting the Falls to the Mississippi River.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Price for parking has gone up every year....park in the neighborhood straight across from parking machine, only adds 3 mins to your walk. Take the "local" route.
  • Allison G.
    Allison GoetschJune 12, 2012
    Don't forget your camera! Great photo opportunities!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CraigMay 7, 2012
    Visiting from Chicagoland. So worth the $5 day pass fee. Plan ahead and take your doggie.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SchmoyerApril 17, 2010
    If taking pictures of the falls, come in the morning or early afternoon because the sun sets directly over the waterfall.
  • Katie L.
    Katie LynchDecember 4, 2010
    Check it out in January!!! VERY icey, but you can slide down the stairs on your butt...or bring a sled!!!
  • bryan k.
    bryan kennedyApril 11, 2009
    Bring your dog, or borrow a friend's and visit the insanely big and really pretty off leash dog park. The sprawling wilderness buts right up to the Mississippi River.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TsaiOctober 2, 2011
    Fantastic place for senior photos. So many great places to shoot
  • Mike M.
    Mike MJanuary 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you have the gear come now. Good ice climbing practice. Nice chamber under frozen falls.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McGuireSeptember 5, 2011
    Show up on Labor Day Monday for the Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to hack some portals!
  • Brenda N.
    Brenda NelsonOctober 12, 2013
    Beautiful year round
  • Robin E.
    Robin EdmanMay 13, 2015
    Love biking here!
  • Charles J.
    Charles JohnsonJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    1pm is a good time to eat at Seasalt. The lines are short then.
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.July 9, 2015
    Cool waterfall
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 31, 2012
    Enjoy the beautiful outdoors!
  • Leilani A.
    Leilani AndrewsMay 28, 2015
    It's amazing!!!!!
  • Nicole d.
    Nicole de BeaufortJuly 1, 2009
    Take out of town guests here and wait for it... hear them talk about how cool the Twin Cities are compared to where they live.
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FergusonJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the creepy shrunken head statue. I hear it eats small children.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GacekAugust 15, 2011
    Beautiful and full of people!
  • Ro A.
    Ro A-cMay 30, 2010
    dnt get to close to the edge when its wet...
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalshFebruary 4, 2010
    Stand behind the frozen waterfall!
  • Wendy V.
    Wendy VerhulstMarch 19, 2010
    checked out the falls
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