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Mississippi River Canoeists
Coon Rapids Dam
Canoes Locking through Lock and Dam #1
The Hastings Bridge
Historic Fort Snelling and River
Historic Fort Snelling and Minneapolis Skyline
Visitors to Lock and Dam #2
Mill City Museum Area
Mill Ruins Park
Minnehaha Falls 1
Minnehaha Falls 2
Pine Bend Bluff Science and Natural Area
St. Anthony Falls 1
St. Anthony Falls 2
The Mississippi and Saint Paul Skyline
Did You Know?
At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.