• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

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    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

Minnehaha Falls plunges into a gorge.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
4801 South Minnehaha Park Dr. Minneapolis, MN 55417

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Overview
The New England poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, gave this Minneapolis waterfall national fame in the Song of Hiawatha, although he never saw the 53-foot falls he wrote of in 1853.

The Longfellow House Hospitality Center, which sits on the northwest end of Minnehaha Regional Park introduces the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, a 50-mile outdoor recreation loop in the Minneapolis area.

Other attractions at Minnehaha include the John H. Stevens House, the Princess Depot, and the Minnehaha Falls Off-leash Dog Park.

Minnehaha Regional Park is a fee parking area using parking meters, passes, or fee stations.

Activities: The park contains four outdoor picnic sites and a picnic shelter with cooking and restroom facilities. Paved trails offer visitors the opportunity to see the park on bike or foot. Visitors can also walk along the Minnehaha Creek and follow it as it makes its way to the Mississippi River.

Hours: Please call for more information.

Contact Information: Call the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board at (612) 230-6400.


Related Activities: Biking, Birds & Wildlife, Family-Friendly, Natural History, Hiking & Walks, History & Culture, Museum, Pet-Friendly, Picnicking, Visitor Center, Geocaching

Sites Nearby: Longfellow House Hospitality Center, John H. Stevens House, Hidden Falls Regional Park, Mississippi Gorge Regional Park, Lock and Dam No. 1, Historic Fort Snelling, Fort Snelling State Park

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