The following sites are among those that best illustrate the rich history of the area. There are many historic sites, however, but these may be the places to start learning about the fascinating people, events, and natural history that changed the world.
Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Avenue, Fort Snelling History Center, St. Paul MN 55111
Fort Snelling State Park (Pike Island)
101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul MN 55111
Mill Ruins Park/Mill City Museum
Mill Ruins Park: 102 Portland Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Meeker Lock and Dam
2198 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55414. (Park near the intersection of SE Emerald St and E River Parkway. There is a rough trail that leads down the slope to the river.)
The following sites are locations within the Minnesota National River and Recreation Area that offer art, dance, plays, and other cultural experiences.
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107
Last updated: February 27, 2020