Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

Minnehaha Falls plunges into a gorge.

Places to Go

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

Get Directions
Look for parking once you arrive at the roundabout in the park. Minnehaha Falls is located just south--and within easy walking distance--of the Sea Salt Eatery.

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

Last updated: July 13, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101


(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center, which is staffed every day except Mondays. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

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